Public gatherings program / Curator / Online

Supported by EU CultureCIVIC Grassroots Grants in 2022 

How many crops can grow on the same soil? What is the connection of the railways, the dam, the factories and the power plants that have grown on Çukuorva as the other crops over the last two hundred years? How these infrastuctures evolved and given rise to other yields, industrial farming routines, microclimatic changes, urban-rural identities and new landscapes?

Mahsul Gatherings invites researchers who focus on Çukurova in their studies and seek answers to these questions together.

Records of the gatherings are online on YouTube and

Invited speakers and their topics with English translation:

Dr. Seçil Binboğa (Minnesota Uni.): 

Experimental Nature: An Environmental Narrative on Landscape, Image and Sugarcane

Architect Aslıhan Demirtaş (KHORA)

Yields of Grafts: World Imagination of Dam Makers

Dr. A. Hilal Horzumlu (Yeditepe Uni.)

Nomadic Life and the Connection with Nature in the Mediterranean

Prof. Dr. İbrahim Ortaş (Çukurova Uni.)

The Future of Soil and Food in Çukurova

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sedat Gündoğdu (Çukurova Uni.)

Yields of Çukurova: Plastic Waste

The project is developed by Dilşad Aladağ in 2021 and supported by the CultureCIVIC Grasroots Project Grants in 2022. The local collaborator of Mahsul will be İsmet Aladağ, a local farmer and Nöbetçi Kütüphane, a local initiative. The project assistant is Arda Aslan, an architecture student from Istanbul Technical University.


Initiated by Goethe-Institut Istanbul, Anadolu Kültür, Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), Institut français de Turquie, and Danish Cultural Institute in Turkey, and in collaboration with the Embassy of the Netherlands in Turkey, CultureCIVIC is a European Union project that aims to foster civil society involvement in the field of arts and culture.