After Alexandria, the Flood


After Alexandria, the Flood brings together reflections on how knowledge gets organized, controlled, and absorbed into the digital and non-digital libraries, often resulting in an all-too-familiar information overflow. Edited by Gokcan Demirkazık and Naz Cuguoglu, and designed by Mert Gumren, the book features contributions by Simge Burhanoğlu, Serhat Cacekli, Sine Ergün, Lesli Jebahar, and Mine Kaplangi.

After Alexandria, the Flood is an outcome of the eponymous exhibition curated by Cuguoglu at 5533 and Recai Mehmed Efendi Library as part of Proto5533 between April 2 and 23, 2016. Inspired by Jorge Luis Borges’ short story “Library of Babel,” 1941, the show gathered works by Jorge Méndez Blake, Ekin Bernay, Eşref Yıldırım, Meriç Algün Ringborg, and Sultan Burcu Demir together in order to question who controls the flow of information and how we navigate and make choices amidst the overload of information in digital and non-digital libraries.

Special thanks to Ayşe Umur and Umur Publications for their generous sponsorhip for the printing of the book.

The book launch of "After Alexandria, the Flood" took place at SALT Galata on April 13th, with the participation of the writers and editors.

Between Places

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“Between Places” is an anthology compiling reflections on how identity is made and performed through the movement of the self and/or experiences of places under transformation. Edited by Naz Cuguoglu and Susanne Ewerlöf, and designed by Erik Månsson, the book brings essays and artistic contributions by Fikret Atay, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Ferhat Özgür, Katarina Pirak Sikku, Liv Strand, Can Sungu and Lisa Torell together.

“Between Places” is an outcome of the artistic research project “IdentityLab”, initiated by Cuguoglu and Ewerlöf in Sweden & Turkey in 2016. The project consists of journeys, meetings and public programs to create a dialogue and sense of community among artists and researchers working on identity issues.

The book launch of “Between Places” and conversations on IdentityLab project and the book took place at SALT Galata on January 7th, and invited the audience to think about the relation between identity and place.

You can download the e-book of Between Places from the link below: