Tuba Koymen


Everywhere one turns, I am observing many different practices of dominant social hierarchy, an act that can take place outwardly or inwardly during discussions, as one tries to self-preserve, identify, and at times, marginalize, separate, or eliminate that which disagrees with one’s ideas or identity, even with regards to a small disparity. This could be thought of as the narcissism of minor differences. The idea of hierarchy does not have only one form or one direction. It finds its way into the most comfortable living rooms, museums, and doctors’ offices. This is as common now as it has ever been, perhaps even more so, with the current economic situation, religious separations, political bridges, etc…in the world.