ARZU OZKAL
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Since 2011, Arzu Ozkal has been working together with women from Turkey, Europe and USA to design platforms of social exchange. With Claudia Costa Pederson, she published Gün: Women's Networks DIY book project based on a Turkish tradition of women's social gatherings called 'gün.' Gün(s) are informal hubs of social networks where women exchange recipes and skills; share opinions and remedies, and discuss issues and concerns about their local communities. Güns offer a temporary refuge from the patriarchal nature of the society we live in.

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Women's Networks - Athens is an investigation of these informal networks and their extension into digital media with the aim of gaining mutual understanding of the sociocultural conditions impacting women's participation in contemporary culture, as well as activating future creative collaborations.

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Home Affairs: Founded by Arzu Ozkal, Claudia Pederson and Nanette Yannuzzi, HOME AFFAIRS is an interdisciplinary art collective focusing on creative projects about a range of issues impacting women's lifes.