4 May 2016

Gaining Freedoms: Claiming Space in Istanbul and Berlin

Location London School of Economics, Tower 2 9.04
Beginning 10  Ending 18
Speakers | Berna Turam, Esra Özyürek.

Wednesday 4 May 2016, 6.30-8:00pm, Tower 2 9.04, LSE

How does the space of a city influence democracy? In this public lecture, Berna Turam explored how urban sites create new and creative politics, particularly in Turkey where they challenge the binary view of Islamist-secularist conflict in both exceptional moments like the Gezi protests and everyday living.

Listen to the podcast here.


  • Berna Turam is Associate Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Northeastern University. She is the author of Between Islam and the State: The Politics of Engagement  and the editor of Secular State and Religious Society: Two Forces at Play in Turkey.
  • Chair: Esra Özyürekberna photo