cura: 1. spiritual charge: care. 2. to restore to health and soundness, to bring about recovery: cure. 3. Root of the word “curator” in Latin; one who is responsible for the care of souls, later, one in charge of a museum, zoo, or other place of exhibit. 4. instrument with two or three strings that is used in folk music. 5. small sparrow. 6. the name of a short story written by Cevat Sakir Kabaagacli, also known as the Fisherman of Halicarnassus (A Flower Thrown to the Sea from the Aegean, 1972). 7. “The double sense of cura refers to care for something as concern, absorption in the world, but also care in the sense of devotion” Martin Heidegger

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Providing sanctuary to writers

freeDimensional (fD) supports culture in the service of free expression, justice and equality. To this end we nominate culture workers-in-distress to artist residencies that have vacant space for accommodation. fD recently nominated two poets to stay at cura bodrum. Here is what one of them says about the experience so far:

"Bodrum is just wonderful. very beautiful and peaceful environment, full of inspirations...
it will surely affect the play we are working. I haven't been this productive for [the] last two or three years."

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