GURBET IS A HOME NOW
“Gurbet” – which in Turkish means something like “far away” – has become a second home for many migrants in Germany. Using the example of a 1980s urban planning project in Kreuzberg, GURBET IS A HOME NOW shows the effects of the West German building policy on migrants – to this day.
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English/Original Title: GURBET ARTIK BIR EV. Camera: Pınar Öğrenci. Sound: Simonluca Laitempergher. Music: Cem Karaca. Production: N.N.. Producer: N.N.. Length: 63 min.
Originally from architecture, artist and writer Pinar Ogrenci lives in Berlin and Istanbul. She has been a guest lecturer at the University of Lüneburg (2017-8) and the Hochschule für Künste Bremen (HFK, 2019) and currently teaches spatial strategies at the Kunsthochschule Weißensee Berlin. Her films, which have anthropological traits, mainly deal with different reasons for displacement such as war, state violence, collective movements, urban transformation and industrial projects.
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