Cultural Policy Yearbook

Cultural Policy Yearbook is an international, peer-reviewed publication, producing high-quality, original research published by Istanbul Bilgi University Cultural Policy and Management Research Centre (KPY). The Yearbook is a bilingual, and annual book published both in English and in Turkish in two separate volumes. CPY Yearbook consists of three sections including a dossier named “Focus” which consists of a title formed around the conceptualization and contemporary discussions on the chosen theme as well as "Open Space" and "Review".
The “Focus” theme is determined by the editor(s) appointed by the editorial board for each issue.
The “Open Space” gives coverage to articles on the latest developments and debates in the area of cultural policy and management which are not included in the “Focus”.
The “Review” includes short information, criticism, and commentary on publications, legislation, and international documents, events, works of art, and academic/cultural meetings.


Table of Contents

  • Foreword - Serhan Ada


FOCUS (Editors: Nevra Ertürk and Deniz Ünsal)

  • Forced Migration and Cultural Production  - Nevra Ertürk, Deniz Ünsal
  • Reconnecting: The Contribution of Cultural Heritage to the Return Home After Forced Migrations due to Human Induced Disasters  - Saadet Gündoğdu, Zeynep Gül Ünal
  • Our Story is quite a story… Shared Experiences from the “Hakawati” Project - Marianne Boqvist, Serene Huleileh & Paul Mattar 
  • Musical Migrations: Young Peoples’ Perspectives on Sustaining Musical Cultures in (Re)settlement Contexts - Andrea Emberly, Tiffany Pollock
  • Diversity Metrics? A Reflection on Themes from a Refugee Theatre Project in Canada - Taiwo Afolabi
  • Moving Identities and the Fixed Gaze: Notes from Personal Experience - May Seifan, Ziad Adwan 
  • Reality of Migration: Broken Promises, Stolen Dreams - Semra Doğan Ak 
  • Using Cultural Heritage for the Refugees: “The Multaka Project” – A Cultural Initiative for the Refugees in Berlin’s Museums - Isber Sabrine 
  • Refugees Welcome to Germany - Özlem Canyürek 
  • New Food Practices in Istanbul in the Aftermath of the Syrian Civil War: Syrian Restaurants and Collective Refugee Kitchens - Ezgi Tuncer 
  • Policies of Waiting: Syrian Cultural Work in Turkey - Waseem Alsharqi
  • Behind an Exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum: “Syria, Then and Now: Stories from Refugees a Century Apart” - Ayşin Yoltar-Yıldırım


OPEN SPACE (Editor: Esra Yıldız)


  • Emancipating Cultures: From Canonising Cultural Institutions Towards Commoning Art Constitutions  - Pascal Gielen
  • Expeditions to the Near - Nazlı Tümerdem


REVIEW (Editor: Adil Serhan Şahin)

  • MOUSSEM: A Cultural Organisation of Immigrant Background Questioning  “the Canon” - Interview with Mohamed Ikoubaan - Serhan Ada
  • AMA's Place - Vittorio Urbani 
  • Faces Behind the Numbers: A Review on an Interactive Art Project, “Face Forward… into My Home”  - Şahizer Samuk Carignani, Derya Acuner, Yeşim Tonga Uriarte
  • “Plural Heritages of Istanbul: The Case of the Land Walls” Research Project – A Participatory Research Approach to Cultural Heritage - Zeynep Kunt
  • “YALLAH”: Morocco on the Migration Path to Europe - Civil Initiatives and Policy-making Attempts - Zeynep Okyay
  • “The Multaka Project”: A New Approach for Museum Visiting and Use of Cultural Heritage - Adil Serhan Şahin
  • Book Review: modelling public space(s) in cultureRethinking Institutional Practices in Culture and Historical (Dis)continuities, Regaining Control Over Public Space in Rapidly Changing Neoliberal World - Nina Mihaljinac
  • Conference Review: “Cultural Heritage and Migration: New Methods and Historical Contexts” (Stockholm, 15-16 May 2019) - Susana Vallejos
  • “Create Syria”: A Project to Empower Syrian Arts in Exile, Eight Years Spent Reflecting on How to Approach the Diaspora - Abdullah Alkafri, Sandra Kastoun