Off-Reflection Series


*** Now published in a new format here ***

First Issue of Reflection Series is online! 

For its first edition, Off University’s Reflection Series invited contributors to ponder the notion of the off state using multiple forms and languages. The volume launched today presents an invitation for readers to dive into alternative ways of knowing and sharing knowledge. We ask you to delve in the following essays, stories, visual and audio art works that engage with feelings of dislocation and exile, loss and separation, uncertainty and ambivalence, but also hope:

Off hali: Bir takdim denemesi/Off state: An introductory attempt, Özlem Savaş

Off-University. Where the name comes from, Tuba İnal Çekiç and Julia Strutz

Eksik bir hikaye bu, Ismail Edre

Çamaşır ipi, Cem Nalbant

#SayHerName veyahut cinayet mahali, Melehat Kutun

Off media ya da medyanın cenazesi, Ertuğrul Mavioğlu

The story of prickly pears, Serra Özhan-Hocaoğlu and Mert Hocaoğlu

On, Ezgi Türker

Garden, Ayfer Karabıyık

Tuvalet kağıdının aksinden ırkçılığa bakmak ya da post-‘Alman’ tiyatrosu için radikal alternatifler, Hakan Altun

Off-Dramaturgiler: Türkiye tiyatrosu üzerine bir deneme, Eylem Ejder


The reflections on the ‘off state’ featured in this volume are only the beginning to an ongoing participatory discussion of multiple troubled concepts. Paying tribute to this open-ended character, the first issue of our Reflection Series remains open to new contributions. If you are interested in contributing to our first issue, please send us your abstract: . Future issues will continue to address new burning questions from an off-disciplinary perspective. Follow us to keep informed about our upcoming calls!

Off-Condition editors: Hakan Altun, Duygu Gürsel, Melehat Kutun, Özlem Savaş