In this episode, Ahmet Öğüt is in conversation with Visible curator Matteo Lucchetti about The Silent University, a solidarity based knowledge exchange platform by displaced people and forced migrants.
Since 2012, the Silent University has involved those that have had a professional life and academic training in their home countries, but are unable to use their skills or professional training due to a variety of reasons related to their status. Working together, the participants have developed lectures, discussions, events, resource archives and publications. The Silent University started initially in London in collaboration with Delfina Foundation and Tate and was later hosted by The Showroom. In 2013, the Silent University established in Sweden in collaboration with Tensta Konsthall and ABF Stockholm. Beside London and Stockholm, branches of the Silent University have been activated in Amman, Athens, Hamburg, and Mülheim/Ruhr.