DAILY PROGRAM :: 23/04/2017 Click here for full program
  Sunday, 23/04/2017, 16 : 00
Dialogues *special edition* / Alternative Futures: Istanbul talk

City Guerilla in cooperation with KC GRAD invites you to Dialogues *special edition* / Alternative Futures: Istanbul talks in which Alican Okan, Ebru Yetiskin, Gizem Renklidag, Pinar Akkurt, Candas Sisman from NOHlab, Nerdworking and Cihan Cankaya, prominent artists, agencies, engineers, designers and creative industry actors of Istanbul will share their recent works and perspectives.
While predicting the future is an eternal pursuit, rendering it experiential is a more modern innovation. Indeed, “The World of Tomorrow,” echoes back from the 1939 World’s Fair.

Today art works, projects, products and ideas related with the design of alternative futures shapes our expectations of technology, politics and society in decades to come by demonstrating us what that emerging world might appear as well.

Alternative future ideas are made real in the form of interactive exhibitions, product demonstrations, and behind-the-scenes consulting work.

But some critical questions seem to remain:

How can we make alternative futures by not reproducing the future propaganda for corporations and governments?
How can we flee from the mainstream futuristic aesthetic and create alternative modes of existence?


CG dialogues represent the cycle of informal talks with the aim of sharing both success and failure, raising awareness about the importance of non-formal education and personal development. Once a month, discussions are led by successful representatives of various fields, such as art, culture, media, or technology.

This event is organized by City Guerilla in cooperation with KC GRAD and the support of the Goethe Institute in Belgrade.
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Alican Okan is a Istanbul born sound artist and composer. He began his music studies on piano and cello at "Pera Fine Arts High School” and continued by his study in “Istanbul Bilgi University Music Department" on music technology and sound design in 2005.
Ebru Yetiskin is an Istanbul based media theorist and free-lance curator, who works on the interaction of science, technology, politics and art. She teaches at Istanbul Technical University. In 2015, Turkish Higher Education Council awarded her as Associate Professor in Sociology. She curated media art related exhibitions entitled, Cacophony (2013), Code Unknown (2014), Waves (2015), Contagious Bodies (2015) and İllusionoscope (2017) in Istanbul.

Gizem Renklidag is an multidisciplinary artist based in İstanbul, Turkey. She has a bachelor's degree in Combined Arts from Yıldız Technical University, Faculty of Arts & Design in Istanbul. In the third year of study, she attended University of Siegen, Germany in the Faculty of Arts for a year as an Erasmus exchange student where she focused mainly on printmaking techniques and metal sculpture besides her works based on painting and installation. Renklidag is currently pursuing an MA in Informatics at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul.

Pınar Akkurt is a multidisciplinary artist, designer and maker. Graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Graphic Design Department and worked as a graphic designer many years. At the same time always had side projects, made stuff, converted things. In fact her first job was making upcycled toys for children.

NOHLAB is multidisciplinary studio focused on art direction, experience design, animation, audiovisual performance and new media. ​NOHlab is a studio founded and directed by two experienced creative partners: Deniz Kader & Candaş Şişman.

NERDWORKING is a network project, found in 2009, focusing on the research and development to provide unique tools for artists, commercial, experimental and interactive media projects for public spaces.

Cihan Cankaya graduated as an engineer from Ege University. He started his career as a factory and company manager in food production company. Then he continued his career as a production and project manager as well as grant project designer in tourism, movie, technology R&D, sport, entertainment projects.

  Sunday, 23/04/2017, 18 : 00
From different angle: Skandinavia

Iz drugog ugla: Skandinavija is a musical project which presents electro pop and pop music from Scandinavia. If you like bends like The Knife, Röyksopp, AV AV AV, GusGus... and musicians like Tove Lo, MØ, Lykke Li, Robyn, Erlend Øye, then you should come to KC Grad on Sunday.