User:Burcu Eke-Schneider

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I am a peace worker from Ankara, Turkey. I began my career in journalism and in 2013 I covered the Gezi Park Movement as a freelance journalist in alternative media and international press. I was a Master-student in Peace and Conflict Studies Hacettepe University's Istanbul branch from 2014 to 2017, where I 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 Ergas, Tatsushi Arai and Amr Khairy Abdalla. Hacettepe University shut down the department in 2015 but I obtained a Master's degree with my thesis subject being 'Identity-based Conflicts in between Resistance Groups during the Gezi Movement'. Since 2016, I did many interventions and presented new ideas in several international conferences, especially in my works two processes are very closely interlinked -From Science to Practice. They belong on the transformation and social change of several actors. I am currently a PhD student at University of Wuppertal and my research focuses on Inclusive Transformation of the International Community :Participation of Women with their Cultural Collective Knowledge in Sustainable and Just Urban Development Processes.I found:"A micro-level Peace-building Method for Sustainable and Just Cities." In this context I initiated the " Creating Peace Gardens in the Urban Realm" project.As a pilot study it has been conducted in Wuppertal in order to generate an in-depth, multi-faceted understanding of a complex issue in a real-life context. It is not only set up to analyse root-cause problems but also, it seeks to propose culturally sensitive solutions.It focuses inclusivity, strengthening of women, peacebuilding strategies, climate justice and biodiversity at micro-level and goal is to use "nature-based solutions" as a "new forms of dialogue method" for a sustainable future. In my academic and practical work, I combine peace-building and sustainability, which is a new interdisciplinary approach for inclusive transformation.I am an UrbanA Fellow and Tag des Guten Lebens Advisory Board member in Wuppertal.

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 - New York Institute of Technology: "School of Architecture and Design" -R-cubed Symposium and Workshop.
  • 2021 - Swiss Sociological Association Congress Social Justice in Times of Uncertainty : "A micro-level Peace-building Method for Sustainable and Just Cities" Presentation.