Tag Archives: Public Sphere

Judith Butler’s Istanbul Lecture: “Freedom of Assembly, or Who are ‘the People’?”


Watch Professor Judith Butler’s lecture, “Freedom of Assembly, or ‘Who are the People?’” held on September 15, 2013 in Istanbul at Boğaziçi University.  Judith Butler’s lecture was a collaboration of Columbia Global Centers | Turkey, the 13th Istanbul Biennial and Boğaziçi University. About the Talk The freedom of assembly is a basic right, but how is it to be understood? [...] → Read the full article…

Today’s Zaman: Gezi, anatomy of a public square movement – Nilüfer Göle


A new movement is in the making right in front of our eyes. Even the participants in this movement are astonished. They feel the joy of hearing their own voices and seeing the unifying power of their acts. The tension is high, even days later. There is a festive atmosphere despite the disturbing sense of potential clashes, the police pressure, [...] → Read the full article…