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[ Transportation ]

Getting from the airports to Taksim Square

Most venues of the Mahalla festival, the Büyük Londra Hotel and the Peak Hotel are walking distance from Taksim Square, the city centre. You can reach Taksim from the Atatürk Airport by metro or on the Havabus shuttles. To reach the city centre from Sabiha Gökçen Airport, which is on the Asian side of the city, use the Havabus shuttles.


Recommended route: Atatürk Airport –M1A–Yenikapı –M2–Taksim


Click here for the timetable.


Taxis are available from the taxi station outside the airport arrival gates. Taxis can be requested by calling Pera Taksi on the number above to get to the airports from the city centre.

[ SALT - galata ]

Artist Talks, Presentation, Screenings, Performances

19 – September – 2017

Artist Talk and Presentation, 11:00 am

Borders, Mobility and Cultural Identity

Iris Andraschek / Hubert Lobnig, Austria, Pınar Öğrenci, Turkey, Omar Berakdar Syria, Theo Eshetu, Germany, Samah Hijawi, Belgium, Costa Vece, Switzerland

Presentation and Performance, 3:00 pm

Re-telling the same old: writing virtual environments

by Glen Calleja, Malta

Screening, 5:00 pm

Insel 36

by Asli Özarslan, Germany

Screening, 6:00 pm

Love Boat

by Nawar Bulbul, Syrian/France

Cocktail, 7:30 pm

  • Talk
  • Screening
  • Roud Table
Bankalar Cd. No:11, 34420 Beyoğlu/Istanbul


20- September – 2017

Round Table, 11:00 am

Mobility and Cultural Practice

Maren Richter, Austria, Lanna Idriss, Germany Angelika Stepken, Italy/Germany, Ahmed Bugri, Malta, Sabine Küper, Turkey/Germany, Asena Günal, Turkey,

Screening, 6:00 pm

Eyes Wide Open

Short Movies about migration selected by Villa Romana, Italy

Cocktail, 7:30 pm

[ Italian Cultural Institute ]

Round Table, Screening Presentation

21 – September – 2017

Round Table, 11:00 am

Perspectives and Duties

Marita Muukkonen / Ivor Stodolsky Greece/Finland Samer Al-Kadri, Turkey/Syria, Ulaş Sunata, Turkey, Thomas Büsch – Germany/Turkey and others, Tanja Knaus, Germany

Working Group, 3:00 pm

Exploring the Fondaci

Sara Alberani and Elena Abbiatici, Italy

Screening, 6:00 pm

Minister by Fide Dayo, Italy/Nigeria, with final talk and cocktail

  • Screening
  • Talk
  • Presentation
Meşrutiyet Caddesi no:75 Tepebaşı, Beyoğlu 34430 Istanbul

[ Contemporary Istanbul ]

  • Exhibition
  • Talk
  • Discussion
Harbiye Mahallesi, Gümüş Cad. No:4, 34367 Istanbul, Türkiye


September 14 – 17, 2017

14-15 September 2017 – 12:00 – 20:00

16 September 2017 – 11:00 – 20:00

17 September 2017 – 11:00 – 19:00

Exhibition with Omar Berakdar, Ali Omar and Gülsün Öykü Dogan

All three have met and worked together since 2014, in Istanbul, at the art cooperative Arthere.

Arthereistanbul is an Istanbul-based art centre / non-profit structure founded in 2014 aiming to empower Syrian artists and create conditions where they can find support, hope for the future, guidance and a means for them to find their place in the world around them.

[ Cezayir ]

  • Talk
  • Presentation
  • Cocktail
Kuloğlu Mh., Hayriye Cd. No:12, 34425 Beyoğlu/Istanbul

Lecture, Manifesto, Cocktail

22 – September 2014

Lecture, 6:00pm

Archive of Migrant Memories, Gianluca Gatta, Naples

Cocktail, 7:00pm

Presentation of the Manifesto – Cultural Identity in Exile

[ Studio-X Istanbul ]


23 – September – 2017

Screening, 5:00 pm

New Istanbul Dream by Kamen Stoyanov, Austria/Bulgaria

Center of the World by Katharina Swoboda, Austria

  • Screening
  • Talk
  • Discussion
Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi 35A 34427 Istanbul, Turkey

[ Austrian Cultural Forum ]

  • Exhibition
  • Talk
  • Cocktail
Köybaşı Cad. 44 34464 Yeniköy (P.K. 13) Istanbul


27.9. – 20.10.2017


Opening, September 27, 7:00 pm

I split myself to be equal, Sherine Anis (Austria/Egypt)  – The loose power, İbrahim Koç (Turkey)

[ Bomontiada ]

Concert Session

19 – Septemper – 2017

9:30 pm

Concert session Rabih Beaini

  • Concert Session
  • Music
  • Talks
Merkez Mah., Silahşör Cad., Birahane Sok. Tarihi Bomonti Bira Fabrikası No:1, 34384 Şişli/Istanbul

[ MARSistanbul ]

  • Exhibiton
  • Video
  • Talk
Bostanbaşı Cd 10, Firuzağa Mh. Istanbul


14 – September – 2017

Opening, 6:00 pm


Exhibition with Issa Touma (Aleppo), Erkan Özgen (Diyarbakır), Pınar Öğrenci (Istanbul) and Chto Delat (St. Petersburg).

Exposed to war and violence in different ways, the artists in “Collateral” aka “Artists at Risk Pavilion – Istanbul” tell stories of war, migration and resistance.