Filmmaker, Curator
Sabine Küper-Büsch is a filmmaker and curator from Germany based in Istanbul; she initiated together with Thomas Büsch the Mahalla festival in the name of the Istanbul based association diyalog. Mahalla is a travelling festival of contemporary art, film and literature. Its mission is dedicated to explore new narratives and to trigger innovation in arts and culture in order to resist against a growing dystopia of displacement, neo-nationalism and racism, ecological destruction and a globalized capitalism based on unfairness an unequalities. In 2014/2015 they established for diyalog and in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Istanbul an extensive program under the title Searching Traces with the aim to give creative people with and without migration background the opportunity to find artistic tools to express their experiences in order to find new perspectives in a changing surrounding or in the hosting countries.