User:Burcu Eke-Schneider

From Urban Arena Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

She is a peace worker from Ankara, Turkey. She began her career in journalism and in 2013 she covered the Gezi Park Movement as a freelance journalist in alternative media and international press. She was a graduate degree student in Peace and Conflict Studies Hacettepe University’s Istanbul branch from 2014 to 2017, where she was taught, among others, by Johan Galtung, Jorgen Johansen, Stellan Vinthagen, Oliver Richmond, Norman Finkelstein, Joshua Weiss, Wolfgang Dietrich, Gal Harmat, Kai Frithjof Brand-Jacobsen, Zeki Ergaş, Tatsushi Arai and Amr Khairy Abdalla. Hacettepe University shut down the department in 2015 but she obtained a graduate degree with the thesis subject being ‘Identity-based Conflicts in between Resistance Groups during the Gezi Movement’. Since graduating from Hacettepe University in 2017, she was able to gain experience, inspire transformers and realise projects. As a trained peace-worker, she has been invited to present new ideas at international conferences and did interventions on the level of established organizations as well as in inter-personal or inter-group conflicts. In her academic and practical approaches, she works for the creation of new social structures and implementation of state-of-the-art scientific solutions. In Wuppertal she founded the concept of nature-based micro-level peacebuilding methods that can be integrated into the real world. She cares deeply about a shared understanding of mutual respect. Above all, it is also important to her to take responsibility for future generations.

Speaker: UNRISD Co-building a New Eco-Social World: Leaving No one Behind, 29 June- 02 July 2022.

T7 Task Force Member:

University of Bergen 2022 Summer Research School Participant

Burcu’s “Urban Gardening Peace Project” won second place in the Audience Award at Go Volunteer Awards 2021, and third place at “Social Innovation” category. She was selected as a young scientist of the Right Livelihood Campus Bonn in 2021. She is an urbanA Fellow and Istanbul Development Agency Climate Adaptation and Climate Justice Working Group Member.

Neue Formen des Dialogs –für einen friedlichen, gerechten und nachhaltigen Wandel! 
  • 2021 - From Science to Practice: The Role of Research in Tackling COVID-19 and Achieving the SDGs.
  • 2021 - Urban Arenas for Sustainable and Just Cities Meeting Berlin.
  • 2021 - What does a just transition to solve climate change by 2030 look like? Drift Webinar.
  • 2021 - Wuppertal Institute: Platform for Neighbourhood Solidarity: Using Community-based Approaches to Build Pandemie-resilient Neighbourhoods, International Peace Worker and Researcher,
  • 2021 - New York Institute of Technology: "School of Architecture and Design" -R-cubed Symposium and Workshop.
  • 2021 - 'European Social Economy Summit' 2021
  • 2021 - RLC/ZEF Bonn Workshop, Mobilization for Change:Ensuring Rights and Promoting Justice for Marginalized People:"Micro-level Peace-building Methods for Sustainable and Just Cities" Scientific Research Presentation.
  • 2021 - Kulturell sensibler und inklusiver Journalismus bei Can TV. Ich habe einen Vortrag darüber gehalten, wie wir mit unserem kulturellen Wissen am Transformationsprozess nachhaltiger und gerechter Städte teilnehmen können.
  • 2021 - "What's going on in Citizenship Education in Europe?" NECE Campus
  • 2021 - NECE CAMPUS ttps://
  • 2021 - Yol TV Interview, Transformation and Cultural Participation for a Common Future
  • 2021 - Federal Conference of Municipal Development Policy Together. Fair. Global. Sustainable.Agenda 2030 - Communities Shape the Future Online event from June 14 to 16, 2021
  • 2021 - Swiss Sociological Association Congress Social Justice in Times of Uncertainty: "A Micro-level Peacebuilding Method for Sustainable and Just Cities" Presentation.
  • 2021 - 17th Development Dialogue Conference -The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2021 - International Degrowth Conference 'Caring Communities for Radical Change "Micro-level Peacebuilding Method for Sustainable and Just Cities:Peace Garden for Alternative Food Practice" Presentation,Hague.
  • 2021 - Georg Arnhold Summer Conference on “The Environmental Crisis and Education” "Micro-level Peacebuilding Methods"
  • 2021 - Peace Garden nominated and selected as a new eco-education model at NECE Campus "Networking European Citizenship Education" Platform which will be transferred to the NECE Conference 2021 in Brussels.
  • 2021 - Nominated as one of 3 finalist the category Social Innovation at the German Volunteer Awards 2021
  • 2022 - Ecocity World Summit 2021 "Science to Practice : Micro-level Peacebuilding Methods for Sustainable and Just Cities" Presentation, Rotterdam.
  • 2022 - Istanbul Development Agency Working Group Member - Climate Adaptation and Climate Justice
  • 2022 - T7 Social Cohesion Task Force Member
  • 2022 - Interreligious Dialogue for a Sustainable Future Workshop -

  • 2022 - WZ Article about Intercultural Living and Sustainability
  • 2022 - Member of Global research and action network for an eco-social contract
  • 2022 - Transformationstandem: Wuppertal Institute, Opera Haus Wuppertal , Communities
  • 2022 - Europan Sociological Association’s Research Network Speaker - V Midterm Conference "Seeing Like a City / Seeing the City Through" Humboldt University, Berlin.
  • Engels Kultur Interview
  • UNRISD Eco-social Contract Transforming Economies and Societies Working Group Member
  • 2023 - Basel Peace Forum Participant.
  • 2023 - UNRISD Flagship Report's Meeting—Crises of Inequality: Shifting Power for a New Eco-Social Contract in Berlin, Germany.
  • 2023 - New Peace Architecture Article International Journal of Peace, Education and Development
  • 2023 - Creating Peace Gardens story has been published by the Georg Eckert Institute - Creative Approaches for Peace Education Book p. 49 - 52
  • 2023 - Peace and Art Talk at Temporäres Büro für kulturellen Austausch - Manifesto (De & Engl)
  • 2023 - T7 Japan Summit Online, Japan , 27-28 April.
  • 2023 - Global Solutions Summit - the World Policy Forum , 15-16 May.
  • 2023 - International Summit for Peace in Ukraine , Vienna , 10-11 June.
  • 2023 - Lisbon Summer School “Urban imaginary - exploring our urban futures", Portugal , 3-7 July.