Nihal Soğancı

Creative Director

Nihal Soğancı is part of the Home for Cooperation team and is currently continuing her PhD in Social Anthropology at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens. Her ethnographic research mainly questions how displaced people of North Cyprus collage and montage a home in the post 2003 period as well as on how creative tactical forms and artistic imagination help with peacebuilding. Nihal is a writing a chapter in the book Documenting displacement: Inter-disciplinary methodologies in forced migration research, an edited volume by Katarzyna Grabska and Christina Clark-Kazak. Titling the chapter Memories, stories and material traces: Exploring displacement through collaging and participatory art installation, she aims to understand the experience of displacement and to provide a space where participants can critically and creatively question and understand their experiences. She holds an MSc in International Public Policy with a particular focus on Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation from University College London (UCL) and BA in Languages and Translation majoring in French from the University of Surrey, UK. She has participated in the Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival in Nicosia in 2019 with an interactive installation: The Affective Garage: A collective Junction. She joined the creative team in 2020 as a Creative Director.

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