Galo E. Rivera

Galo E. Rivera (they/he) is an immunologist (Dr. rer. nat.), web developer, and audiovisual artist born in Quito, Ecuador.

SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA is a space for film culture, art, knowledge and community which creates a bridge between urban space and film as cultural practice. Launched in 2021 by Malve Lippmann and Can Sungu (bi'bak), it borrows its name from the term used by migration researcher Erol Yıldız to describe spaces where “transnational ties and connections converge, are reinterpreted, and condense into everyday contexts.” SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA thus stands for a cinema as a social place that is simultaneously committed to local and international communities, one that regards film-historical work as the work of cultural remembrance, and which is dedicated to a diversity of film culture and film art.