The diversity of cultures and people is in constant flux in Istanbul, just like the waters of the Bosporus. As the conclusion of the ERC-funded research project, the METROMOD team went on the trail of artistic exile in the largest metropolis of today’s Turkey.
The diversity of cultures and people is in constant flux in Istanbul, just like the waters of the Bosporus. As the conclusion of the ERC-funded research project, the METROMOD team went on the trail of émigré artists in the largest metropolis of today’s Turkey.
Mexico City, February 2020. The former prison known as Lecumberri, installed in 1900 by President Porfirio Diaz, now houses the National Archives of Mexico. The site, which ceased prison activity at the end of 1976, has been restored to preserve and perpetuate the memory of the nation’s past.
One of the main difficulties in working on Russian speaking migrants in Istanbul is the dispersal of material on this topic.
Karaköy was an arrival point for many Russian émigrés coming by dozens of ships to Istanbul. For Ekaterina Aygun Karaköy became a starting point of her fieldwork.
The first stop on our walk through the city was at one of Bombay’s earliest photo studios.
Part two: Arriving at the Broadway
Part one: Boulevards, lanes and alleyways – Walking through Xuhui
My discovery tour through New York continued on a sunny Saturday in August
Following the footsteps of the exiled artists Hilde Holger and Charles Petras to the Queen’s Group of Friends
Vienna > Bombay > London. An expressionist dancer’s route through exile.
A network of artists and intellectuals meets in Victoria Ocampo’s country house
A narrative of two contrasting hotels juxtaposed in Bombay emerges at the Tata Central Archives.
In September, I made my first research trip to New York. As well as spending time in archives and libraries, I also discovered the metropolis and its history of European emigration during the 1930s and 1940s