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The Studium Generale programme is established in collaboration with students and teachers at ArtEZ and many other artists and researchers. Here you can find an overview of all our guests and partners.

Zahide Fürstenberger

Grew up with her nose buried in books and weird convictions like the awesomeness of higher education. Was cured of such convictions during her years at Istanbul University. After getting her degree in Business Administration, she worked in advertising. While constantly carrying the depression she got sucked into during her teenage years, her major achievement during this period was learning how to live with the said depression stuck deep down her pockets and/or backpacks. At some point she realized she could trick the aforementioned depression through a constant barrage of nonsense and was about to create herself an underappreciated artist persona from the whole cloth, but then got bored, besides there were graphic novels she had to keep up with. Lived in Germany for the sole purpose of learning German, after which she got back to Istanbul, worked in advertising (among other things) and promptly forgot most of what she learned. Finally quit advertising, did things with words in Turkish and English, got married and found herself in Germany again.

Photo by Asu Aksu.

Diversity Stories – Podcast Release Party

With live performances by the makers

18 May '18