9:00 am - 10:30 am
In June, CreativeMornings Istanbul will take place physically at ATÖLYE. At this month’s event, we are hosting traveller and writer Kerimcan Akduman with the theme of “Wilderness”. At the event, Kerimcan 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:
Kerimcan Akduman was born in Istanbul. He started traveling at the age of 19. In 2015, on his 30th birthday, he embarked on a world tour ‘360’, which lasted one and half years, aiming to realize his childhood dream. He followed the route of Africa, Asia, and North and South America in this tour. The Guardian featured his story of going to Amazon during ‘360’. He has two books ‘What’s on the Other End of the World’ published in 2018, and ‘360, A World Tour Travelogue’ published in 2021. His articles, photographs, and videos were published in various national newspapers and magazines. He’s also the founder of Sayga Travel, where he continues to organize experience-oriented travels in various parts of the world and Turkey.
June’s Theme is Wilderness.
We travel to the edges of our known world — to wander, to lose ourselves, to commune with the wilderness. Dappled light dripping in through the forest canopy, insects buzzing as feet squelch through wetlands, inhaling the hot dry air and endless skies of desert, we long for this. Some of us seek enchantment and estrangement here. Some of us call it home.
We do not exist apart or separate from the wild. In her meditation on trees, poet Grace Paley writes, “we are like any greengrowing machinery / riding the daylight route / into darkness.” The wilderness lives within all of us, the rhythms of our bodies tethering us to the natural world.
What is the wilderness that calls you home? Where do you go to wander? How do you honor what is wild and unruly inside of you?
Our Chattanooga chapter chose this month’s exploration of Wilderness and Hollie Chastain illustrated the theme.