Syndrome of the Present #2

_ Izmir 05/07
10:30 Meeting at Palas Hotel, Izmir.
10:30 – 12:00 Excursion to the Basmane neighbourhood, Kadifekale (Velvet Castle)
12:00 – 13:00 WAHA Foundation in Basmane
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch at Konya Çiçek Lokantasi (Anafartalar Cad. No. 592 Mezarlibasi)
Afternoon at French Cultural Center
14:30 -15:00 Presentation: “Political-Economic Background of Izmir’s Urban Development and Planning Within the Historical Context” by Dr. Mehmet Penpecioğlu
15:00 – 15:30 Presentation: “Living and producing in Izmir: Authors of the City” by Metehan Özcan
15:30 – 17:00 Meeting with human rights lawyer Ayşegül Karpuz, member of Halkların Köprüsü (The Bridging Peoples Association).
17:30 – 18:30 Introduction to the walk through the culture park by Erkan Serçe.
18:30 – 20:00 Dinner
20:00 – 21:30 Guided walk in the Culture Park, with Erkan Serçe.

Izmir 06/07
09:30 Meeting in front of the house of Sabbatai Zevi,
09:30 – 13:00 Guided walk with Nesim Bencoya to the Jewish neighbourhood, Sabbatai Zevi’s house and to the Portuguese Synagogue (Sabbatai’s synagogue)
13:00 -14:30 Lunch
Afternoon, seminar at La Cigale
14:30 -14:50 Presentation by Zeyno Pekünlü
14:50 – 15:30Lecture by Raşel Meseri and Aylin Kuryel on their recent publication Being Jewish in Turkey: A Dictionary of Experiences.
15:30 – 15:50 Coffee break
15:50 – 16:00 Presentations by Artur Zjmyewsky
16:00 – 17;30 Discussion about forthcoming seminars in Amsterdam and Recife.
18:30 – 20:00 Dinner

Istanbul 07/07
07:25 – 08:30 Flight: Izmir – Istanbul [Everyone]
10:00 – 11:00 Bülbülderesi Cemetery (Inc. Donmeh Cemetery) guided walk by C.M. Kösemen.
11:00 – 13:00 Gathering for lunch break
Afternoon, seminar room at Cezayir
14:00 -14:30 C.M. Kösemen presentation
14:30 – 15:30 meeting with Asena Günal Director of DEPO
15:30 – 17:30 Discussion about forthcoming seminars in Amsterdam and Recife.
17:30 – 18:30 SALT Beyoğlu exhibition (Aydan Murtezaoğlu & Bülent Şangar)
Check in at Bankerhan Hotel
19:00 – 21:00 Dinner at Asmalı Mescit

Istanbul 08/07
10:00 – 11:30 Museum of Turkish Jews 
11:30 – 13:00 Meeting with Gülsün Karamustafa at SALT Galata.
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

End of the second seminar

Notes

The currency in Turkey is the Turkish Lira (TL). The exchange rate from Euro to Lira is 1:5.37, and from USD to Lira it is 1:4.63.

From Izmir’s airport, it is best to take a taxi to the hotel. The journey is approximately 30 to 40 minutes and should cost between 60 to 70 Turkish Lira. The address of the hotel is:

İzmir Palas Otel
Kültür Mahallesi, Vasıf Çınar Blv No:2, 35220 Konak/İzmir

The reception desk is available 24hrs.

Meeting place Izmir: France Cultural Center
Cumhuriyet Blv. 152, Alsancak. Konak, İzmir

If you should need to contact us, please use the following numbers:

Galit: +90 547 8845 998 / +31 621 868 218
Erden: +90 551 2040 800
Hannah: +31 6 39 77 05 61