The discussion series organized by The Centre for Women’s and Gender Research (SKK), the Arctic University of Norway in collaboration with Kocaeli Solidarity and Research Association (KODA), Turkey.
The event is part of the Gender Awareness Week organized annually by the Center for Women's and Gender Research at UiT The Arctic University of Norway.
MARCH 2, 2023
Place: BRELIA N-119
9.45-10.00 The Sound of Resistance I: Folk music
Mazlum Karataş (UiT, graduate student), Eduardo Henrique Scaramuzza – live performance (15 min).
Kjersti Fjørtoft (the director of the Centre for Women’s and Gender Research, UiT)
Welcome to feminist debates on ecological destructions and environmental resistances in Turkey
Özlem Özkan (peace academic and the member of KODA)
Solidarity academies in Turkey as the critical knowledge production environments
Aynur Özugurlu (visiting scholar at UiT, peace academic and the member of KODA)
Cross-border feminist collaboration for environmental justice
10.30-11.45 The right to the city, commons and gender
Antep, Kırkayak Kültür (Ayşegül Tarla and Emine Doğan) – On earthquake destruction in Turkey, Northwest Syria and solidarity
Bediz Yılmaz (peace academic, the member of Kültürhane, Mersin) – Humble ecological struggles in the urban context: Fellowship of bokashi and women urban farmers
Merve Bedir (Hong Kong University, architect) – The remaining tables to be turned and the use of living knowledge
13.30-14.15 Water as a feminist political issue and ecological interrelation of human and non-human natures
Özlem Aslan (Kadir Has University, İstanbul) – Caring rivers: Approaching anti-hydropower struggles in Turkey from a place-based perspective
Ezel Ünal (Kocaeli University, and the member of KODA) – Women and stray dogs: Encounterings and care politics in the university campus
Yasemin Bodur (PhD student, UiT) – Gender in fieldwork of polar science
14.45 Coffee Break
15.00-15.30 Feminism and decolonising the environment/environmentalism
Dilşa Deniz (peace academic, Harvard Divinity School) – Feminized environment, and the State sexism in the form of environmental violence: the case of Dersim
Bürge Abiral (John Hopkins University) – “Women who save seeds”: Essentialism and unequal distribution of care labor in the ecological food movement.
MARCH 3, 2023
Place: BRELIA N-119
10.00-10.30 Nature, extractivism and gender
Burcu Saka and Elif S. Mura (Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University) – Gender, social reproduction and activism against geothermal power plants: A life history study from Gülpınar, Çanakkale
Deniz Gümüşel (environmental engineer, activist, Muğla) – Fighting for forests and olive trees: Women’s activism against thermal power plants and mines in the case of Muğla
10.50 Coffe Break
11.00-11.30 Grassroots economic practices and women’s labor
İrem Soysal Al (Koç University, Istanbul) – Feminist inquiries on women's organizational experiences in ecological production
Ecehan Balta (independent researcher, eco-feminist activist) – Rethinking of social reproduction through solidarity economies in Turkey
12.00 –12.15 Closing: The Sound of Resistance II: Folk music
Mazlum Karataş (UİT, graduate student) Eduardo Henrique Scaramuzza – live performance (15 min).