In April, CreativeMornings Istanbul will take place physically at ATÖLYE. At this month’s event, we are hosting the founder of Şokopop, Ekim Acun with the theme of “Kismet”. At the event, Ekim 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:
Ekim Zafer Acun was born in 1988. After completing his secondary education at Italian High School, he studied Cinema and Television first at Roma Tre University and then at UAL: London College of Communication. He took part in various exhibitions in London and Istanbul as a contemporary artist. After working for a short time in the fields of film and digital content creation in Turkey, he founded Şokopop in 2018. He continues to produce documentaries on platforms such as YouTube, BluTV and Gain.
April’s Theme is Kismet.
When the stars align and good fortune visits, it must be kismet. An unexpected windfall, a chance encounter with another that blossoms, a doorway opening to impossible dreams. Kismet is a little pocket of time just for you. We marvel at the sheer, unlikely wonder of these moments.
Kısmet is a Turkish word that evolved from the Arabic qisma, meaning one’s portion or lot in life. When kismet was borrowed into English in the early 1800s, its meaning shifted into fate and fortune. But be wary of awaiting your destiny with passivity, philosopher Barrett Holmes Pitner warns, lest you resign yourself to a fate where nothing grows. Attend to the synchronicities in your life. When kismet alights upon you, the cosmos is letting you in on something, and you can choose to meet it.
What do you take as signs of good fortune? What moments of kismet have appeared before you? How did you answer?
Our Istanbul chapter chose this month’s exploration of Kismet, Selin Çınar illustrated the theme, and Mailchimp is our Global presenting partner.