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SEP 8 - SEP 25 - 2021
The last Mahalla Festival established in September 2021 a neighborhood with various independent art spaces in Kadıköy and Yeldeğirmeni, Istanbul.
Events and Activities

[ Mahalla 2021 ]

[ Murmuration ]

The global pandemic crisis challenges the ways to practice transnational, but also opens doors to innovations in the field of digital communication.

Murmuration refers to the phenomenon that results when hundreds, sometimes thousands, of birds fly in swooping, intricately coordinated patterns through the sky. Scientists found out that the mostly small sized birds are protecting each other from cold, hunger and attacks by enemies by interacting together and communicating passionately.

Twittering as a motive is most present in digital communication on Social Media: Murmuration is used as a metaphor for engagement and solidarity in the frame of Mahalla 2021. The Festival forms a platform for artistic discourse around different spheres in our globalized world: urban and community-life, sharing, creativity, movement, communication, the air, the sky and other relatable entities are parts of the metaphorical frame of the theme.

Murmuration looks also back on the migration movements of the 20th century in the interplay of international relations.

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[ Impressions from Murmuration ]

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