HOPE Alkazar is open to anyone. And the Sports Studio is a free space where everyone can show their 'movements'. It's not who you are or where you come from, it's what you do that matters here. Esra Gülmen designed the Sports Studio by placing values such as diversity, empathy, supporting each other, and empowerment at the centre and she invites you to take action now. Are you ready to rediscover your potential and show it to everyone?
"HOPE Alkazar means diversity, equality, empathy, unity, cooperation, freedom, and tolerance for me. These are important themes that I like to explore a lot in my art. That's why, as an artist, I find it extremely inspiring to be part of HOPE Alkazar world, to contribute to its humanistic approach."
Esra Gülmen redesigned the floor and mirrors of the Sports Studio in accordance with the spirit of the place. Gülmen might be a visual artist, but she work with the words... The raw emotion in the hand-painted font combined with the very large letters makes it feel as if it will punch you in the face, and shows how unafraid it is to make the voice heard and the pressure felt. Due to her solo art exhibition 'Don't I Look Like a Turk?' she faced many stereotypes and misconceptions surrounding her identity. She was born in Istanbul and now lives in Berlin.