Whether tourists or migrants, refugees, exiles, or expats, the world is on the move and mobility has many faces. In the end, we are all Travelling People, with different motives, conditions, chances and opportunities, which sometimes overlap in time and space.
When does the status of a migrant change into that of a tourist? And when does a tourist become a migrant? What complex signals or symbols reveal this status? And what is the relationship between the different groups?
Relying on architecture and urban developments, with travel reports and films, lectures and discussions, the series We, Travelling People examines the questions of where, and by whom, the boundaries between the various forms of mobility are drawn.
Supported by the Foundation Nord-Süd-Brücken and the BMZ.
Can Sungu is a freelance artist, curator and researcher. He studied film, interdisciplinary arts and visual communication design in Istanbul and Berlin. He gave lectures on film and video production, curated various programs and events on film and migration, and took part in numerous exhibitions. He has worked as a juror and consultant for the Berlinale Forum, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program, among others. He is co-founder and artistic director of bi‘bak and Sinema Transtopia in Berlin. Since 2023 he is curator for filmic practices at HKW in Berlin.