CreativeMornings Istanbul: Çağrı Küpeli


June 30, 2023
9:00 am - 10:30 am


Open To Public

In June, CreativeMornings Istanbul will take place physically at ATÖLYE. At this month’s event, we are hosting Çağrı Yılmaz with the theme of “Reverie”. At the event, Çağrı will talk about how the theme resonates with his personal and professional journey.



09:00-09:30: Welcoming and Breakfast 

09:30-10:00: Talk 

10:00-10.30: Q&A and Networking

*This event will be held in Turkish.


About the Speaker:

Çağrı completed his education at Istanbul University, Faculty of Education, Department of Science Education. He spent a year in Bolivia with an intercultural student exchange program in 2007. While continuing to develop himself in the field of experiential learning, he co-founded a learning agency. He then started designing and implementing learning journeys for institutions as a freelancer, giving consultancy in the field of idea development and creativity, followed by individual and corporate mentoring. He still gives talks to corporations on topics such as motivation, creativity, creating a personal learning network, recognizing emotions in business life, empathetic employees and the rise of voice. Çağrı, besides having  a podcast called Curiosity List, also provides mini podcast series and podcast training.


June ’s Theme is Reverie.


When your gaze softens around the edges, where does your mind travel? What thoughts arise unbidden? Reverie beckons us to dream while awake, spinning loose associations that seem to emerge from somewhere not entirely inside or outside of you. Our woolgathering summons past memories and nascent fantasies. We turn them over and over, like smooth stones in our hand, making meaning. 


Neuroscientists have found that daydreaming ignites your brain’s default mode network. Counterintuitively, this unfocused part of the mind is where many creative breakthroughs take place — think Archimedes‘ fluid mechanics in a bathtub and Newton’s gravity under the apple tree. When you’re not preoccupied with solving a problem and chaining yourself to your desk in a fit of productivity, your mind is free to drift, roaming for the pieces that might complete the puzzle unexpectedly. 


Pay attention to what lulls you into reverie. What conditions disarm your focus? Let your thoughts float and not settle on anything, but drift like a cloud, or a child skipping across a sidewalk on a hot summer day.