Oh My Sister
Salonica-Smyrna Exhibition and Panel
The “Mediterranean Urban Portraits Project”, initiated by the Izmir Mediterranean Academy with an international workshop on Thessaloniki and Izmir in 2016, continues with a research exhibition and panel on the relations of these two historical port cities.
Ah My Sister 1880-1912 Regional Centers, Global Port Cities exhibition focuses on these two important port cities of the Eastern Mediterranean from a comparative perspective, without neglecting each city’s own peculiarities. Curated by Dr. Dilek Akyalçın Kaya, the exhibition allows us to trace the effects of the post-industrial revolution process on the fabric of these cities and societies. The exhibition, where we will have the opportunity to look at the historical bonds between these two cities, which are seen as ‘siblings’ in our time will be open to public viewing between 4 October and 30 November 2019 at the Historic Gas Factory Exhibition Gallery. The exhibition is scheduled to run in Thessaloniki, too, in 2020.
As part of the exhibition, a panel will be held on November 2, 2019, at 14.00 at the Historical Gas Factory. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Dilek Akyalçın Kaya and the participants will include Professor Vassilis Colonas [University of Thessaly], Dr. Erkan Serçe [Dokuz Eylül University] and Yiannis Epaminondas [Director of Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece, MIET]. We expect to witness through this panel, the turbulent and exciting histories of these two port cities that have experienced the process in connection with each other.