Fundraiser / Gathering

Sat 25 February

Presented by: Zeynep Yılmaz and Ruby Lee

fundraiser and political, discursive, artistic gathering organised by writer and performer Zeynep Yılmaz and artist and curator Ruby Lee, in light of the devastating 6th of February earthquakes hitting Turkey, Syria and surrounding regions.

The organizing team and the collaborating artists and iniatives aim to bring forth yet again the question of art and politics in regards to solidarity during times of local and global crises. Although the earthquake relief needs financial support not only immediately but also on the long run, the event prioritizes information flow and discussion about the affected regions. It also aims to create a platform for those who may share similar traumatic experiences, regardless of their backgrounds.


The fundraiser event presents an exhibition, performances, readings, video screenings, an object and art print sale, a second-hand clothing sale, a special edition publication of ‘2512’, a livestream panel talk and freshly-made snacks. Live performances include reading sessions of poetry and about the Global South, along with heartfelt speeches. Video art and photo installations incorporate imagery to raise awareness. Participatory activities are also encouraged in this time of solidarity, where people are invited to come together in cooking sessions and enveloppe making. Furthermore, a notebook will be present to collect messages, letters, wishes and any other textual expression during the fundraiser.

Time Schedule:

15.00–18.00: Sales and Exhibition
18.00: Food is served
18.30–20.00: Livestream talks
20.00–22.00: Talks and readings on stage
22.00–00.00: Sales and Exhibition

Workshops take place between 15.00–17.00 and 21.00–23.00

The bar, snacks, the circulating notebook, and the special edition publication are available throughout the event.


Below is the list of everyone involved in the fundraiser. Click on their names to find out more about their practice.


All profits of the bar and food sales, clothes, objects, and art sales will be distributed over the following three funds: LGBTIQA+ Earthquake Solidarity; an Earthquake relief fund for LGBTQIA+ and SW survivors, Mor Dayanışma; a Turkish womanx NGO working directly on site, and Molham Team; a NGO in Syria.

For more information on the causes that the money of sales and donations will go to, click on the buttons below.

Practical information

The Grey Space opens at 15.00.
The event starts at 15.00.

Ticket prices vary between €4 and €12,50. All ticket profits will be donated. Please pay what you can.

Can’t make it to the event or want do donate more than the ticket price? Please make a donation through the link below.