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Onol, Isin Gastprof.

title
Mediterraneanising The Mediterranean: Altering Definitions In The Digital Media
type
speech
keywords
Fine Arts, Sociology, Cultural history
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description
To focus on issues pertaining to the Mediterranean region is to analyse the power struggles of the globe on a condensed scale. Being the meeting point of Europe, Asia and Africa, the Mediterranean region contains the dichotomies of the West and the Middle East; South and North, colonised and coloniser, black and white, Christianity and Islam, Judaism and Islam, Christianity and Judaism, as well as a few recently-solved and several lasting conflicts involving the former Yugoslavia, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Palestine, Israel, and issues pertaining to Cyprus, Turkey and Greece. Despite these ongoing concerns, the word “Mediterranean” has been rather romantically identified with tourism, natural beauty, beaches, olive oil and cuisine. However, struggles pertaining to democracy, national identity, racism, ethnic nationalism, several kinds of terrorism, sexism, gender, immigration, poverty, corruption and degeneration increasingly persist in each Mediterranean country; not detached from the rest of the globe, but rather as a microcosm of the overall picture. For this reason, visualizing the Mediterranean region as a condensed version of the global power struggle is crucial for art actors, who are subsequently able to examine the possibilities of going beyond governmental and official versions of history and comprehend concepts on a transnational platform.
title of event
Symposium: ISEA2011
organisers/management
Revolutions In The Digital Mediterranean: The Southern Mediterranean Forum
contributors
Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio
contribution
Beral Madra
contribution
M.Luisa Gómez Martínez
contribution
Isin Onol
Panelist
date, time and location
date
2011-09-14 – 2011-09-21
location
Istanbul (Türkei)
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