Mutfak: Tea Sugar Dream | Julianne Chua & İpek Çınar

With Julianne Chua, İpek Çınar, and The Supporting Act Foundation

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Mutfak dishes out diasporic and decolonial perspectives on food, family and fictions peppered with interviews, field recordings, sound archives and poetry.

In our first episode, we discuss İpek Çınar’s participatory and socially engaged project Tea Sugar Dream, which plays on the Turkish phrase for “thank you,” teşekkür ederim. Tracing the intergenerational experiences of migration between Turkey and Germany through a conversation on food metaphors and gendered spaces, we unravel strands of unexpected encounters, modes of finding and sustaining collective joy, and ways of transmitting somatic knowledge through karaoke, cooking, collage, dancing and breathing.

Artwork by Hilal Bozkurt, Emine Can, Julianne Chua, İpek Çınar, Gülşen Dur, Aysel Özçoban, Nevim Şen, and Nursena Topcuoğlu

Teasugardream to Nicky Böhm, Gaby D'Annunzio, Richard Akingbehin, George Patrick, Sophie Douala, Maryama Luccioni, Dauwd Al Hilali, and Faruk Çobanoğlu for the mentorship, guidance and support.

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