Opportunists

Opportunists is a short interview series about people in Istanbul. Sydney sees the world's biggest intercontinental trading hub as microcosm and metaphor for an increasingly globalized world. In ways few other cities are, Istanbul is exposed. And it exposes people. 

Opportunist: someone who tries to get something valuable from a situation without thinking about the consequences. 

Istanbul: a city that leaves you no other choice.

 

EPISODE 1: SAJID

A material scientist talks about lying to ourselves, mobile snatching probabilities in Karachi, beards, and the fine line between hipster style and being mistaken for a religious fundamentalist.

 

EPISODE 2: ANASTASIA

A Russian environmentalist talks about home delivery, loneliness, language, and trying to get things done in Istanbul.

EPISODE 3: MARIA

A Greek-American writer talks about fate, urban planning, collective identity formation, the limits of Hellenism, and how you can literally miss history by being on an island.