Working on the Front Line: Exile and Creativity

Date/Time: Tuesday 28 November, 2017 - 4:00pm

Date/Time End: Tuesday 28 November, 2017 - 5:30pm

Venue: Eldon W. 1.10

Presenter: Çağlar Tahiroğlu

Çağlar Tahiroğlu is a Turkish born, French trained, interdisciplinary practitioner of psychology and art. She qualified as a clinical psychologist in 2011.

From December 2015, she worked in Calais and at the Grande-Synthe refugee ‘jungle’ camp as a volunteer. She subsequently became a member of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) team as a mental health activity manager, working in refugee camps in Europe and in Africa. Aside from her humanitarian work, she is currently studying on the MA Art and Science course at Central Saint Martins to discover the synergy between her different practices.

Her current research centres on the themes of creativity, exile and women’s experiences. Taking her field work in the refugee camps of Northern France and Africa as a point of departure, Çağlar will talk about some aspects of the current situation concerning humanitarian issues and how creative, non-binary thinking may help to re-consider our perspectives of art practice and care systems.

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