Kültürel Araştırmalar Vakfı


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Adresse postale: Bostanlı Mahallesi 2016/1 Sokak No: 11/10 Karsiyaka - Izmir
Couverture géographique de l’expertise de la ONG: Türkiye

URL: https://www.kultur.org.tr

Date de création: 2002

Mesure de sauvegarde:

- identification, documentation, recherche (dont la réalisation d'inventaires)
- promotion, mise en valeur
- revitalisation

Principaux domaines de travail liés à la Convention:

Culinary Culture Program (Research / Publication and Promotion Project) • Hamsiname Broadcasting and Introduction Project, TR0401.06.01/BSGS/007 / Promotion of Cultural Rights ın Turkey, Broadcasting Support Grant Scheme (BSGS) (2007). This Project Was Supported by European Union. • Publication and Introduction Project for Research on Georgian Cuisine Culture in Georgian, TR0401.06.02/CISGS/004 / Promotion of Cultural Rights ın Turkey, cultural initiatives Support Grant Scheme Programme (CISGS) / (2007). This Project Was Supported by European Union. • Asure Documentary Movie Project (2008-2012) is continuing. (Kadiries and Armenians documentary movie was shot/ Others are continuing ) • Articles about Turkish cuisine for Kamil Koc Bus Monthly Magazine (April 2007- December 2008) Rituals program (research / publication and promotion project) • Forest of the children (Kure Mountains National Park / Natural and Cultural Life) Research Publication and Promotion Project (2002 - 2010) • Natural and Cultural Heritage Dia Shows / LÖSEV Foundation / For Children with Leukemia (2002-2003 / one day a week during 3 months) • Rituel / Anatolian Heritage / Research Publication and Promotion Project (2002 - 2012) • Anatolia Tomb Culture / Research Publication and Promotion Project (2008 - 2012) Toyhouse Program (Research / Publication and Promotion Project) • Anatolia Toys Culture, Research and Publication Project (2002 / 2010) • A Universal Toy; Spinning top, Research and Publication Project (2002 - 2011) • A radio speech about "Traditional Children Toys" (2002) • A "Traditional Toys" presentation in Ozel Bilim College (2005) • A consultancy for " Toy Language" documentary , TRT Istanbul Television (2005-2006) • A "Traditional Toys" Seminar for Gazi University, Department of Physical Education and Sport Master Students (2006) • Anatolia Toy Culture / Multivision Presentation (2005 / 2006 / 2007 / 2008 / 2009) • A "Traditional Toys" Dia Show in Museum of Anatolian Civilizations (2008) • A consultancy for " Toy World " documentary (Ceren Gogus / Program Coordinator – Iz TV, March 2008) • Articles about toys for Kamil Koc Bus Monthly Magazine (April 2007-July 2008) • Spinning top Festival in Buyuk College (2008) • For Children's Museum Association A prensentation about "Traditional Toys" and toy work department (2009) • Datça Toy Festival (28 May 2006 - 2007) (KAV joined as the audience in 2008 and 2009 festival) • For Children's Museum Association A prensentation about "Traditional Toys" and toy work department (January 2009) Archive - Document • Toy Collection : An Archive about Traditional Anatolian Toys (Toy Program) 245 real objects were collected in Turkey. They are different sizes and wood, metal, bone, feathers, glass, leather, textiles, hair, etc.. and they were made from Natural and processed materials. The spinning top, some part of toy archive, are the richest collection of Turkey and it is the unique collection among the world. • Amulet Collection : An Archive about Traditional Anatolian Amulets (Ritual Program) 115 real objects were collected in Turkey. They are different sizes and wood, metal, bone, feathers, glass, leather, textiles, hair, etc.. and they were made from Natural and processed materials. • Photograph : More than 100.000 dia-positive (Professional reversal film) and digital (RAW format) photos. This documents, negative film, framed dia-positive are registered in digital media. • Video : 360 Hour Video Recording (720 * 576 / Pal / Documentary) is registered in casette and digital media. • Audio : 240 Hour Voice Recording (Compilation / Culinary Culture - Toy Culture - Ritual) Casette/ Tape and Digital media is registered.. Additional information: Activities of the Foundation of Cultural Research are performed under three main titles. These are: 1) Programme of Rituals, 2) Programme of Culinary Culture, 3) Programme of Toy House. Activities that are performed under the Programme of Rituals: Studies are being done in the areas that involve transitional periods of life (such as birth, marriage, and death), seasonal ceremonies, celebrations, festivals, folkloric beliefs, and similar implementations. This programme is managed by Folklore Researcher Doğanay Çevik. Anatolian Grave Culture: Project team: Associate Prof. Suavi Aydın, Kudret Emiroğlu and Doğanay Çevik. Searching and taking inventory of the footprints of Anatolian traditional life in order to pass them on to the next generations are the primal level of this project. At the second level, it is planned to convert this documented research into a publication. This project started in 2002. Multivision presentation titled “Ritual”: It is the photographical presentation of the rituals related to the Anatolian culture. Those photos were presented in Germany (University of Münster) and Holland (Eindhoven) for the first time. Then, it was presented in Ankara National Photography Days. “Aşure”, a Documentary Film Project: In our point of view, aşure (wheat pudding with dried nuts and fruits) is one the most important contacts of Anatolia’s intangible cultural heritage. The shooting of this documentary film involving aşure ritual started in 2008.It still continues. Activities that are performed under the Programme of Culinary Culture: Food and beverage, required materials and equipment, techniques for their preparation; eating manners, special days, celebrations, ceremonies and similar implementations and beliefs that develop around the kitchen are studied under the Programme of Culinary Culture. This programme is managed by Folklore Researcher (department chief) Nihal Kadıoğlu Çevik. A programme which is referenced by UNESCO, titled “Protection and Support of Cultural Rights” was carried out by European Union in 2006 – 2007. Under the programme regarding the protection of local languages, there had been a series of projects that were carried out in Turkey. Two of those projects were managed by the Foundation of Cultural Research. One of them was a project titled “Georgian Culinary Culture”. This project was coordinated by Serpil Kadıoğlu, a volunteer member of the Foundation. Nihal Kadıoğlu Çevik, the coordinator of the Programme of Culinary Culture, edited the Georgian Culinary Culture book. The other project members were Göksun Yazıcı, İlker Özdemir, Senem Doğanoğlu, Yücel Demir. This project intended to search Georgian Language spoken in the kitchen and publish it. The formal code of this project is TR0401.06.02/CISGS/004 / (additional information: Georgian Culinary Culture book was sent to UNESCO at our first application) Our second European Union assisted project is “Hamsiname Publishing and Promotion Project”. This project was managed by Bedii Engin Koş, a volunteer member of the Foundation. The other project members were Çağatay Engin Şahin, Emine Sevde Yazıcı, Cihan Yılmaz, Pınar Tavukçu, Şükrü Oktay Şahın, Ömer Usta, Soner Özdemir. This project is also a UNESCO referenced (UNESCO / Safeguarding endangered languages / References / Record Corresponding ISO 639-3 code(s): lzz number: 01372) documentary film in Laz language. The formal code of this project is TR 04 01.06.01 / BSGS / 007 (additional information: This documentary film was sent to UNESCO at our first application) Another project that had been carried out within this documentary film project was the research of kitchen cultures related to the fishery in the traditional life of the people residing in the North of Turkey (Black Sea Region). After the research had been done by the Foundation, the book titled “Hamsi Kurban O Göze” was prepared and published by Heyamola Publishing (2008). Writers of the book are Nihal Kadıoğlu Çevik, Kudret Emiroğlu and Prof. Dr. Cemal Saydam. Activities that are performed under the Programme of Toy House: The primal mission of this programme is to do studies for establishing a national based “toy museum” and create projects in order to pass folkloric toys, as indicated in the context of UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, to the next generations. This programme is managed by Folklore Researcher Ceren Göğüş. Studies, such as making a research, taking inventory, collecting the samples of traditionally produced toys in Anatolia, and bringing those data to the public’s attention via publishing are being done since 2002. A book titled “Anatolia’s Toy Culture” is being prepared regarding those studies. The writers of the book are Associate Prof. Dr. Hülya Tezcan, Assistant Prof. Dr. Tosun Yalçınkaya, Cumhur Sönmez, Ömür Tufan and Ceren Göğüş. Studies concerning creating awareness among the media, NGOs and educational institutions about the Anatolian toys, as intangible cultural heritage values, continue. Some of the institutions which we provided consultancy service and in which conferences and work – shops were organized are: Büyük Kolej, Özel Bilim Koleji, Gazi University, Anatolian Civilizations Museum, “Association of Establishing Child Museums, Kamil Koç magazine, TRT (Turkish Radio and Television Corporation) İstanbul, İz TV, etc... By means of the Programme of Toy House we continue to study on creating awareness among children via festivals. “Datça Toy Festival”, which was prepared by our Foundation and organized by the Municipality of Datça in the years 2006 – 2007, was the first in its field in Turkey. A Toy Exhibition was held in 2010 within the frame of International Children Theatre Festival in Ankara. At the end of this year, an exhibition as part of the game and toy symposium organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate of Research and Education, will be held. This exhibition provides children to play with the toys that are produced in the work – shops.


Article 3 and 4 of the By laws Foundatıon The Foundation's purpose: Article 3 - Investigation of Turkey's cultural richness, documentation, archiving and informing the public through various publications / the events are available to promote. Similar studies done on people, institutions, organizations and private entities such as national or international cooperation in the size of the time. Foundation’s job: Article 4 - to achieve the objectives of the Foundation inside and outside Turkey: • does cultural researches. Collects written, visual and ethnographic materials. Creates archive or information data bank. Presents this accumulation in visual and digital environment. Makes all archived documents, buying-selling and rent operations. Makes press publication activities. Prepares all kinds of cultural contents, audio (music) and visual (film) tapes and CD s. Cooperates with the other individuals and institutions who carries out this type of work. Develops and implements common projects (associations, foundations, universities, research center, etc..) • Organizes scientific meetings, competitions, exhibitions, shows and similar events. Participates in similar meetings held outside of the foundation. Sets up science boards and expertise commissions. Organizes cultural activities like commemoration days, ceremonies, festivals, fairs, etc.. • Can provides scholarships to researchers, scientists and experts( domestic and overseas training, master, phd , etc.. ) • Presents the research datas, cultural heritages, through publication like newspapers, magazines, books, posters, brochures, etc.., to the information of the public. • Promotes the Handicrafts, cuisine, theater, dance, music, etc.. as tourism concepts Additional information: Foundation of Cultural Researches, within the scope of its establishment, performs social works in order to constitute heritage awareness at a social level and take steps to protect the traditional values, which are exposed to a swift extinction due to the popular culture. Due to these facts, the Foundation continues to work ceaselessly since 2002. Foundation of Cultural Researches collects its objectives of establishment under three titles. One of them is to carry out studies intending to take inventory of and archive Turkey’s intangible cultural values. Those studies are carried out by professional Folklore Researchers. Data is analyzed by professional academicians. Secondly, based on the gathered materials the Foundation performs activities via publishing and promoting in order to keep the existent cultural values alive and pass them onto the next generations. Many activities such as rituals, children games – toys, national and international conferences, exhibitions, displays and festivals based on the culinary culture are performed intending to spread the intangible cultural heritage consciousness to all segments of society. Along with these activities, social networking via internet is provided to reach the target group. Thirdly, Foundation of Cultural Researches establishes cultural bridges in order to develop mutual projects with the national and international institutions that perform similar studies to the Foundation; and to spread our heritage – worthy cultural richness to a wider group of people. (“Common heritage” themed projects were prepared in concurrence with Bulgaria, Greece and Bosnia – Herzegovina in 2009 and 2010. Interviews continue.) Foundation of Cultural Researches specified its objectives in the deed of foundation (Article 3 and 4) “The Foundation makes cultural researches, constitutes a data bank, an archive by collecting visual, documented and ethnographic materials and presents those accumulations via visual and digital means. It is involved in the press; prepares culture themed audible (music) and visual (film) cassettes and CDs. It cooperates and develops mutual projects with the institutions, which perform similar studies, such as natural and juridical people, associations, foundations, universities, institutes, academies. It organizes relevant scientific meetings, competitions, exhibitions, etc. and also participates in similar meetings organized apart from the Foundation. It establishes councils of science, commissions of specialization; organizes cultural activities such as memorial days, ceremonies, festivals, fairs and so on. It brings gathered cultural accumulations to the public’s attention via newspapers, magazines, books, posters and booklets.


Projects and connectted communities • Asure Documentary Movie Project / Kadiries and Caferians and Alevis • Hamsiname Broadcasting and Introduction Project / Laz • Publication and Introduction Project for Research on Georgian Cuisine Culture in Georgian Project / Georgian • Rituel / Anatolian Heritage / Research Publication and Promotion Project / An Exhibition - performances and published work to promote unique cultural identity and develop cultural dialogue about Alevis - Bektasi, Caferians and Jews, Armenians, Nusayri and Syriacs, the Mevlevi, like Kadiri groups.. Additional information: We can define the cooperation groups as women, children and elders as part of the studies carried out under the Programmes of Ritual, Culinary Culture and Toy House, which are within the frame of the Foundation of Cultural Research study programme. We cooperate with public institutions, local municipalities, academic institutions, NGOs and press (magazines, TV, radio) when organizing projects and activities within the scope of the mentioned programmes. This cooperation is made by expert participation within the frame of taking inventory of the intangible cultural heritage values. The Foundation cooperates with children aged 6 to 10 for the Toy Culture Programme, women aged 40 to 60 for the Culinary Culture Programme and elders involving religious people for the Ritual Programme, in the projects prepared and carried out by the Foundation. This group consisting of women, children and elders are the sources that are in the traditional culture and the makers and the conveyers of the intangible cultural heritage products. We prefer to organize mutual activities and cooperate with the public institutions, local municipalities and NGOs for activities like festivals, exhibitions, etc. Along with these national projects of the Foundation, it endeavours to broaden the scope of cooperation by preparing projects with international partners. The Foundation continues for the last five years to take steps to create mutual projects with Turkey’s neighbouring countries.