In October, CreativeMornings Istanbul will take place physically at ATÖLYE. At this month’s event, we are hosting Biricikseksüel with the theme of “Ethos”. At the event, Biricikseksüel will talk about how the theme resonates with his personal and professional journey.
09:00-09:30: Welcoming and Breakfast
10:00-10.30: Q&A and Networking
*This event will be held in Turkish.
About the Speaker:
Biricikseksüel emerged in order to keep their own mind in itself after a process of a violence event they suffered in January 2020 and the pandemic that followed. In this process, where concentrating on dreams, and listening to people who are on the same threshold of attention, they did not want their recovery to be limited to themself. Because they realized that simply healing theirself would only heal them from this experience, but would not transform the sphere we live in. Isolating themself from violence would not be able to prevent the violence around them. Transferring it to Instagram with what it has produced during the recovery process; along with their own recovery, they would be worth as much as they could to the people they lived with.
Since 2020, Biricikseksüel continues to make queer, naïve, anti-normative, inclusive drawing, painting and chatter on Instagram, Medium and podcasts for a freer, non-exploitative and non-violent world.
October’s Theme is Ethos.
Ethos is that specific quality that defines a place, time, or group of people. When you step into a room, a busy downtown, or a community gathering, you intuit its spirit. A messy DIY space invites experimentation and mistakes, a lush city park promises tranquility to anyone who seeks it. Maybe you even know of a monthly event where everyone is welcome and everything is free of charge.
At its core is a paradox: despite the specificity of an ethos, it’s impossible to pinpoint or trace to a specific origin. What honed that distinctive sensibility is long gone, vanished into myth.
With our actions and words, we embody these values and beliefs beyond conscious knowing. In turn, we subtly shape the ethos that our descendants — of family, of place — will receive from us. Ethos is alchemic, ineffable, and infinitely ponderable across place and culture. What ways of moving through the world did you inherit?