Today, Carbon Collective and Spacedigger introduced the Anxious Borders project to the acadmic community at Mersin University. Members of both groups gave presentations outlining their previous projects and how they became interested in the intersection of art and urbanism.

The Anxious Borders project grew out of the collaboration facilitated by the Tandem Turkey scheme, a program that brings together cultural managers from Turkey and the EU. The Turkish side of this program is administered by Anadolu Kültür. Serra Özhan-Yüksel and İrem Argat from Anadolu Kültür also presented at the kick-off event, sharing information about Tandem Turkey, and opportunities for artists and cultural groups to connect with partners abroad.

Artist Ahmet Karabulat, a former Tandem Turkey participant, was also on hand to share his experiences taking part in the program.