CreativeMornings Istanbul: Canan Arın


January 20, 2023
9:00 am - 10:30 am


Open To Public

In January, CreativeMornings Istanbul will take place physically at ATÖLYE. At this month’s event, we are hosting Canan Arın with the theme of “Sanctuary”. At the event, Canan 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:


Canan Arın graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Law. Between 1970-1975, she did her postgraduate studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science in London, but returned without being able to complete it due to financial conditions. She started working as a freelance lawyer in 1976. She has been involved in the second wave women’s movement in Turkey since 1980 and still continues to work as an activist. She took part in the establishment of the Mor Roof Women’s Shelter Foundation, the Women Candidate Support Association and the Istanbul Bar Association Women’s Rights Implementation Center. She represented Turkey at women’s rights meetings in the Council of Europe and the United Nations, and represented Turkey in various international institutions and organizations. Arın currently continues her work in various women’s organizations, especially the Women’s Coalition.

January ’s Theme is Sanctuary.


You can stop running now, you are safe here. A sanctuary offers protection to those who are vulnerable: those who are fleeing violence, those who have been cast off and told there is no place for them there, even animals whose habitats have disappeared. Here is a place where you can finally lay your head down and rest. 


The original meaning of sanctuary was a sacred place, containing a holy relic or person. A sanctuary recognizes that each of us, no matter where we have came from or what we’ve done, and our needs — for a full belly, for a roof, for safety, to be free from worry — are inviolable and whole. 


Where is it that you find refuge? What happens to your body when you cross its threshold? And most importantly, how can you hold the door open for others?

Our Sheffield chapter chose this month’s exploration of Sanctuary, Lisa Maltby illustrated the theme, and Mailchimp is presenting the theme.