BİRARADA INSTITUTE / RESEARCH UNIT
-In all processes concerning the design, practicing and sharing of research to be carried out within the BİRARADA Institute; to take a stance in favor of fundamental rights and freedoms, gender equality, peace, social justice, and democracy, and against all forms of discrimination, racism, sexism, heterosexism, ecological slaughter and exploitation.
– To conduct research that is appropriate for social benefit and compatible with nature, to inform the public about research findings and to issue warnings about possible harmful practices, to be against the production and dissemination of knowledge at the request of certain interest groups.
– To promote critical perspectives and approaches.
– To minimize risk and harm in research on humans and animals (all living species) and to act in accordance with current universal ethical principles and rules concerning humans and animals. Not to neglect, nevertheless, the fact that these principles and rules ought also to be questionable and updatable.
Another Academy Studies
Ecology and Climate Change Studies
The Research to be done at BİRARADA Institute is carried out with the awareness that we are in and a part of nature, as well as with the responsibility of understanding nature, living in harmony with all living species, and producing scientific, creative, reflexive and refutable solutions to existing problems in favor of nature and society. The research, which is the product of a collective effort aiming at producing critical, relational and holistic knowledge through a trans/supradisciplinary approach, is designed to serve the target of “Another Academy”. While producing knowledge within the framework of “Another Academy”, the benefit of the whole society, especially of those who are in the sphere of influence of that knowledge, is taken into consideration and responsibility is always assumed for this act. When knowledge is produced from a participatory and critical point of view, people in the sphere of influence will benefit more. In this sense, a participatory and critical/ inquiring approach is indispensable for “Another Academy”.