Dila Toplusoy

Dila Toplusoy

Writer & PoetIstanbul, Turkey
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Dila Toplusoy

Dila Toplusoy

Writer & PoetIstanbul, Turkey
  • Q&A With Kaz Dağları
    Q&A With Kaz DağlarıQ: How does it feel to keep sitting still when everything around you constantly shifts, shatters, sinks? A: It feels natural — it's in my nature. But that doesn't mean I don't shift, shatter and sink. It may not happen often and you may not see it, but that doesn't mean it never happens. Whatever happens in nature also happens in me as I am part of nature, and nature is part of me. So yes, it feels natural. Q: How could I keep sitting still in the face of all that comes and goes, how can I
  • Flowers' Graves
    Flowers' GravesBefore I visited this grave, I did the right thing and bought some flowers, then brought those flowers with me to the grave and left them there. And now all those spirited sunflowers that I bought and brought and left are turning their heads to the light emanating from the blood- orange dot of the question mark on my mind, that follows these lines: What, exactly, makes buying and bringing and leaving flowers that embody joie de vivre, like the rainbows that some freshwater fish carry on their
  • my present
    my presentthere are lines that live in my hands and make a living by telling my past my future my present these are not poetic lines, but they are geometric — my fingers can trace the triangle they make: my past my future my present these lines belong to my body, but they also belong to bodies no longer alive to bodies yet to be born to bodies that form my past my future my present these
  • Medusa
    MedusaMy poem, 'Medusa', originally published in La Piccioletta Barca -- an arts journal devoted to the study and exploration of a diverse range of disciplines. I began the day no - the day began me o p e n i n g - closing - o p e n i n g - closing - o p e n i n g - clo - give me those lemons - the l e m o n a d e looks fresher in Greek - λ ε μ ο ν ά δ α that said, I'm not sure if it tasted fresher when my mum got stung in Athens that day it reminds me of the p o k e button on bad
  • Say It Again: A Book of Misquotations by Sidekick Books
    Say It Again: A Book of Misquotations by Sidekick BooksSay It Again: A Book of Misquotations is one of four books in the Headbooks series. "Why a book of misquotations? Because what’s captured in Say It Again is the jittery, jumbled essence of truth: that wisdom and edict alike are constantly customised, iterated, adjusted. Nothing stays the same. Here are gathered the sage words of philosophers, statesmen, artists and authors alongside proverbs, sayings and scripture – all distorted with varying degrees of deliberation." I contributed to this in
  • Creative Conscience - 10 Years - 10 Stories - 10 Lives
    Creative Conscience - 10 Years - 10 Stories - 10 LivesMy contribution to this project involved transcribing interviews, forming narratives and writing profiles of past Creative Conscience award winners Giulia Gandini & Megan Williams, as part of the 10-year anniversary celebrations of CC. https://www.creative-conscience.org.uk/news/creative-conscience-10-years-10-stories-10-lives-giulia-gandini https://www.creative-conscience.org.uk/news/creative-conscience-10-years-10-stories-10-lives-megan-williams
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Projects credited in
  • The Bower Monologues- Issue 002
    The Bower Monologues- Issue 002This issue pays homage to the female creatives that have commanded the concepts of both escape and retreat particularly over the last year, into artistically driven and highly receptive practices. From walking book clubs to witchcraft, the writers and artists of this issue have striven to spark intrigue and open the door to a world as seen by her. The Bower Monologues is a publication that explores the history and future of arts, culture and literature through the female psyche. It presents con
  • Coronaverses Collective Issue 1
    Coronaverses Collective Issue 1
  • any segment magazine issue 01 preview
    any segment magazine issue 01 previewDuring a time where recognition for artists is becoming harder and harder, even when the market is saturated with such talented people, I decided to create a side project in order to give people wider recognition and deserving publicity associated with their fabulous work, a project that included a celebration of the modern art world and all the perceivable delights that come with it. It was also started in support of charity, for those who may be suffering the most at this moment. In the first
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Work history
    Content EditorARCCA Magazine
    London, United KingdomFreelance
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    Creative Conscience logo
    Contributing WriterCreative Conscience
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    Transcribing interviews, forming narratives and writing profiles of past Creative Conscience award winners, as part of a series celebrating the 10 year anniversary of CC, entitled 'Creative Conscience - 10 Years - 10 Stories - 10 Lives' https://www.creative-conscience.org.uk/news/creative-conscience-10-years-10-stories-10-lives-giulia-gandini https://www.creative-conscience.org.uk/news/creative-conscience-10-years-10-stories-10-lives-megan-williams
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  • Editing
  • Blogging
  • Proofreading
  • Communications
  • Content Translation
  • Creative Writing
  • Writing
  • Writing Poetry
  • Academic Writing
  • Article Writing
  • Content Writing
  • Critical Writing
  • Turkish
  • French
  • Media
  • Media Communication
  • Cultural Studies
  • Cultural Projects
  • Critical Analysis
  • Website Content
  • Social Media
  • Social Media Management
    Sotheby's Institute of Art logo
    Sotheby's Institute of Art logo
    Certificate in Art BusinessSotheby's Institute of Art
     - London, United Kingdom
    The programme combines academic study with an insight into art and the professional art world, and is validated by The University of Manchester, one of the UK’s leading universities.
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    BA Media and Cultural StudiesUniversity of The Arts London (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
    First-Class Honours Degree (Course renamed as BA (Hons) Contemporary Media Cultures) Year 1 units: Introduction to Study in Higher Education / Media, Communications & Culture / Media & Cultural Texts & Contexts / Applied Studies 1: Media Practice Year 2 units: Researching Media & Cultural Economies / Media, Technology & Interactivity /Collaborative Project / Travelling Cultures /Applied Studies 2: Media Practice 2 / Work-Based Learning Year 3 units: Contemporary Media Practices / Global Media & Culture: Case Studies / Applied Studies III: Critical Practitioner / Major Project Dissertation : Museum - Visitor Relationships and Social Network Sites : A Case Study From Turkey (First-Class)
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