Political con¬≠ten¬≠ti¬≠ons influ¬≠ence visu¬≠al sphe¬≠re, as much as the visu¬≠als help mobi¬≠li¬≠ze public affects. 2013‚Äôs Gezi Movement was home to several crea¬≠ti¬≠ve examp¬≠les of visu¬≠al acti¬≠vism that were instru¬≠men¬≠tal for chal¬≠len¬≠ging the exis¬≠ting under¬≠stan¬≠dings of dis¬≠sent in Turkey. Much of this acti¬≠vism also found its way online through social media plat¬≠forms, blogs, and archi¬≠ves. On the other hand, sin¬≠ce a mili¬≠ta¬≠ry coup attempt have hit the coun¬≠try in 2016, a cer¬≠tain anger and com¬≠mit¬≠ment to vin¬≠di¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠on seem to have been expan¬≠ding and taking over the visu¬≠al pro¬≠duc¬≠tion and dis¬≠se¬≠mi¬≠na¬≠ti¬≠on online. This talk invi¬≠tes to take a look at the poli¬≠ti¬≠cal image¬≠ries of two mobi¬≠liz¬≠a¬≠ti¬≠ons and con¬≠ten¬≠ti¬≠ons across them.
M. RagńĪp ZńĪk is a PhD Candidate in Sociology at the Freie Universit√§t Berlin, working on con¬≠tem¬≠pora¬≠ry visu¬≠al prac¬≠ti¬≠ces in poli¬≠ti¬≠cal strugg¬≠le. His pro¬≠ject draws upon con¬≠cepts of collec¬≠ti¬≠ve iden¬≠ti¬≠ty, ico¬≠no¬≠gra¬≠phy, and affect. RagńĪp has pre¬≠vious¬≠ly rese¬≠ar¬≠ched on artis¬≠tic prac¬≠ti¬≠ces, collec¬≠ti¬≠ve memo¬≠ry, and resis¬≠tance cul¬≠tures. Before joi¬≠ning to aca¬≠de¬≠mia, he run several years of com¬≠mu¬≠ni¬≠ty-buil¬≠ding pro¬≠jects in the Euro-Mediterranean area and Caucasus. He is cur¬≠r¬≠ent¬≠ly a board mem¬≠ber of International Sociological Association‚Äôs Visual Sociology Research Committee.