Kurdish Conference in Hamburg 3-5 April


We recommend everyone to travel to this conference in Hamburg, early April.
This the invitation from the organizers:


Invitation to our 2015 Conference

Dear friends,

you may have heard of or participated in our successful 2012 conference in Hamburg. For three days hundreds of students, intellectuals and activists came together and discussed perspectives to overcome the current, crisis-struck system of capitalist modernity and the ideas of the Kurdish freedom movement and others on this topic.

We are happy to announce our second conference with the title “Challenging Capitalist Modernity II: Dissecting Capitalist Modernity–Building Democratic Confederalism”. This confer- ence will take place on the Easter weekend, 3-5 April 2015, in Hamburg. This second conference shall also focus on the critique of the capitalist modernity but most importantly it will in detail talk about how to build its alternative. Thus economy and women’s freedom shall be two main themes in the 2015 conference. It will not only be bigger (the Audimax takes up to 1200 people), but –we expect– even better.

The headlines of the 5 topic blocks are:

  • Dissecting Capitalist Modernity

  • Capitalist Modernity vs Democratic Modernity

  • Industrialism vs Ecological Industry and Communal Economy

  • Overcoming the Stumbling Blocks of Revolutionary Theory

  • Lessons to be Learned from Alternative Practises

    This year there will be 5 topics for Call for Papers – details to be announced in a few days

    Technical information:

    Date: 3-5 April 2015, begins at 2pm
    Place: Hamburg University, Audimax
    Translation: Simultaneous in Kurdish, English, German, Turkish; possibly Italian or Spanish Food: Lunch is 3€ for registered participants, Tea, coffee and water will also be available
    Live stream: The entire conference will be streamed to the internet in several languages Cultural activities: There will be cultural activity on Saturday evening
    Registration fee: 10 Euros for students/unemployed, 20 Euros for others
    Accommodation: Hostel – 15 Euro per person per night standard multi bedroom, Sleeping

    place in homes for free

    Registration is open from now on.

    Please register at registration@networkaq.net and specify your preferred accommodation

    Network for an Alternative Quest: International Initiative “Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan–Peace in Kur­ distan” • KURD-AKAD Network of Kurdish Academics • YXK – Association of Students from Kurdistan • Kur ­ distan Report • ISKU - Informationsstelle Kurdistan e.V. • Cenî – Kurdish Women's Office for Peace • Civaka Azad – Kurdish Center for Public Relations