Gülay Gün studied History, Religion, and European Studies in Bremen, Istanbul, and Frankfurt/Oder. She started curating with an exhibition on Circassians and their exile in the 19th century, driven by her own heritage. She continued as an exhibition manager for several projects like Das Kapital or NS-Forced Labour. Chapters as a collection manager in Berlin and freelance museum consultant for diversity and change management followed. Today she works as a museum consultant for the Hamburg Ministry of Culture and Media. Her work is framed by a constant critical perspective on the issues of racial inequalities and collective memory within a post-migrant society.
Updated May 2020
More from Gülay Gün
Senior Fellow Gülay Gün shares her experience in the context of Hanau's terrorist attack in Die Zeit
It simply washes over me. Walking on the street or sitting in my office, thoughts of Hanau paralyze me, and tears fill my eyes. It’s especially bad when I realize just how deep the gulf is between me and the person I am talking to, when I realize that he can’t even comprehend my pain.
Mentoring Program: Kick-Off Event
Today we are launching our new mentoring program for the Action Projects of our 2019 Fellows.
Ich wünsche mir eine Kultur des Antirassismus
The German constitution prohibits racism. But do Germans act accordingly? Our Senior Fellow Gülay Gün's perspectives were recently published in Die Zeit, a major German magazine.
The "Wave of Smears“ in 1959/1960
The "Wave of Smears“ in 1959/1960 is a project that aims to raise awareness of covert Antisemitism, educate about the history of hateful graffiti, and develop teaching materials in Hamburg.
Video: The "Wave of Smears“ in 1959/1960
The “Wave of Smears“ in 1959/1960 in the city of Hamburg illustrated how latent Antisemitism can escalate in a democratic society within a few days. This project raises awareness of covert Antisemitism, educates about the history of hateful graffiti in Hamburg and develops teaching materials.