Zeynep Ercan


About Zeynep Ercan

Coming from the city where two continents meet, Zeynep has a passion for bridging cultures. As a social and cultural anthropology student she is looking for ways to understand the world around her better.


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Rethinking Politics

“People fear what they don’t understand and hate what they can’t conquer.” – Andrew Smith We are living in an era where we experience a real divide between global and national. The Brexit Referendum, the last Austrian presidential election and the United States presidential election in 2016 are all great examples […]


RESTART – Creating art spaces for creatives

On September, 17th 2015, Anish Kapoor and Ai Weiwei led a 8-mile-walk between their artworks in London as an act of solidarity with refugees around the world: “We are demanding creativity of others, recognizing that those who leave their country and go on a journey across the water full of […]


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2+2=5
Pleasures of segmented sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the best things you can do for your body and especially for your brain. While you are asleep your brain processes the information you gained throughout the day and prepares you for the next one. As John Steinbeck once wrote: “It is a […]


There is an animal in you, too

Have you ever heard about the Actor-Network Theory? Actor-Network Theory (ANT) is an approach to social theory. It was originally created by French scholars Bruno Latour and Michel Callon, and is an attempt to understand processes of technological innovation and scientific knowledge-creation. ANT is distinguished by its consideration of nonhuman actors […]


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Intercultural Mentoring – a missing link in school reform

  „Mentorship: a personal developmental relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person.“ Think about your first mentors in life – your mother and your father! They gave you unconditional love and support, provided you with food and […]