SANI Speaker Event - Suzi Erşahin
It was organized at the Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul, featuring Suzi Erşahin as a speaker of the night. Suzi Erşahin had been working as Counsellor of Cultural Affairs at the Swedish Consulate since 2013 and before her assignment ended in Turkey, we invited her as a speaker. She has an MFA in fine arts from Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm.
She previously worked at the Swedish Art Grants Committee’s international art residency program Iaspis. She also worked as a producer for film and theatre, developed an online education in illustration for Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm where she has been teaching as well as teaching at Kansas City Art Institute, US and Beckman’s College of Design in Stockholm. Suzi shared her experiences about her inspiring and international career in different countries.
Midsummer Alumni Gathering - Mert Fırat
On the 9th of June, Swedish Alumni Network hosted actor and social entrepreneur Mert Fırat, who starred in numerous popular TV series in Turkey. He is also the founder and the spokes person for the successful social impact initiative Ihtiyac Haritasi at our Summer Reception - our little tribute to famous and delightful! Midsummer Celebrations in Sweden.
Mert Firat was born in Ankara in 1981. After graduating from high school, he went to Sweden to receive training in radio and television.
Sunny Speaker Series Reception in Istanbul - Hosting Ms. Rayka KUMRU
Swedish Alumni Network Turkey Istanbul chapter had their first networking meeting in 2017 at the Swedish Palace. Our guest speaker Ms. Rayka Kumru, sexologist, author/blogger and educator, gave an inspiring talk about her work on sexual and reproductive health and education in Turkey. In honor of “fettisdagen” (Fat Tuesday) we served delicious homemade “semlor”.