How Language Binds and Frees Us – A Conversation with Kübra Gümüşay

We were fortunate to meet Kübra Gümüşay at the Realisation Festival in the UK in 2023, as one of the Festival's keynote speakers. We loved her presentation and managed to catch up with her in April 2024 to interview her for 3rd Space. Kübra is an award-winning author, journalist, and activist. She studied political science in Hamburg and at the London School of Oriental and African Studies. She has won awards for her writing and campaigns against racism and sexualised violence. She speaks on issues of social justice around the world and is involved in advocacy and feminist research for 'utopian' and 'desirable futures'. Her book Speaking and Being was one of the most successful non-fiction books in Germany in 2020. She is also a Mercator Senior Fellow at Cambridge University.