In Summer 2020 the Istanbul based association diyalog was organizing under the title Searching Traces a workshop series. The workshop continues with regular weekly meetings on ZOOM with participants from Istanbul, Toronto, Amsterdam, Kabul, Rome and other cities.

Within the workshop, participants with and without film-making experiences are be trained to use smart phones to create movies about mobility/immobility, their living situation and their aspirations regarding community life in one single shot. The movies created within the workshop are published on the StreetWalking magazine.

The theme of the movies are focussing on the newcomer and how he or she can be an asset and enrichment to a local community worldwide.

Creative tools like video making will allow everyone to try to pave the passage to a new journey. Regarding the actual circumstances linked to COVID-19, the workshop content will be adapted to our actual life rythms, taking into account that the possibility to shoot outside will be limited.

The program is supported by the Embassy of Canada in Turkey and the Consulate General of the Republic of Germany Istanbul.

The program was originally scheduled to take place as physical workshop at arthere Istanbul in March 2020. Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic the workshop was postponed and is taking place now as a remote workshop using the video conferencing ZOOM client.

If you want to become involved, please check out the info page.

Here we are publishing the recordings of the past sessions regularly.

Session, July 11th, 2021


This session of the Searching Traces Workshop was hosted by the Valletta Design Cluster and Spazju Kreattiv in Malta.

Session, May 30th, 2021



Session, March 28th, 2021



Session, March 21th, 2021



Session, January 10th, 2021



Live Screening of a selection of movies produced within the workshop at Beyoğlu Sineması, December 17th, in the frame of the Mahalla Festival



Session 20, November 6



Session 17, October 16



Session 15, September 25



Session 14, September 11



Session 13, September 4



Session 12, August 28



Session 11, August 21



Session 10, August 14



Session 9, August 7



Session 8, July 31



Session 7, July 24

basic postproduction tasks with the online editor WEVIDEO and narration styles in one single shot


Physical Exercise at the Golden Horn, July 23

with Bojana, Zena, Hayda, Khaled, Sabine and Thomas


Session 6, July 17

storrytelling exercises and framing for film


Session 5, July 10



Session 4, July 2



Session 3, June 26



Session 2, June 19



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