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Cittaslow International General Assembly

ORIVETO / June 10-11, 2022



Terra Madre Anatolian Fair

IZMIR / September 2-5, 2022


Cittaslow International Coordination Committee Meeting

IZMIR / September 5-6, 2022

Cittaslow Turkey Network

Established in 2009, when Seferihisar became a member of the Cittaslow Association, the Turkey network has 21 members.

There is a secret bond between slowness and memory, between speed and forgetting. A man is walking down the street. At a certain moment, he tries to recall something, but the recollection escapes him. Automatically, he slows down. Meanwhile, a person who wants to forget a disagreeable incident he has just lived through starts unconsciously to speed up his pace, as if he were trying to distance himself from a thing still too close to him in time. The degree of slowness is directly proportional to the intensity of memory; the degree of speed is directly proportional to the intensity of forgetting.