Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic artisits and others have looked for ways to express their response to this unprecedented moment in time. AKU-ISMC alumna, Ayse Gokcen Yucel, has been working on a project called
Covidoscope, produced and curated by the
Yunus Emre Institute. This special project features dozens of international artists, from illustrators to musicians and filmmakers, whose work offers a rich kaleidoscope of emotions and experiences of the past year.
Reflecting on her time at AKU-ISMC, Ayse shared how the diverse courses prepared her for working on such an interesting and wide-ranging project:
"Coming to the Aga Khan University has been one of the defining moments of my life. Well-designed courses, new and collaborative projects and more importantly a really congenial atmosphere opened up a new horizon of opportunities for me. Particularly, Sarah Bowen Savant’s glamorous digital-humanities project profoundly stimulated me to rethink the way in which technology can be used in humanities. In this way, my involvement with the Covidoscope project has been easy and very in-depth. It has been a unique experience to contact artists across the world and archive their works for the future. Covidoscope is an emotive library of our lives during the pandemic and I am happy to be a part of the project."