Can Remzi Ergen
The Soho House Istanbul member, actor, editor, communications officer and SH.APP contributor shares his latest work
‘Since 2014 I’ve been working as the communications officer at UNICEF Turkey, focusing on content development strategy, external relations, and brand building. I work as an advocate for children’s rights and contribute to the efforts of policy making, behavioural change, awareness raising, and advocacy.
‘Additionally, I’m the features editor of GQ magazine in Turkey, preparing multimedia content for online and print. I’m also the contributing editor-at-large for Vogue Turkey, working on sustainability and social impact.
‘Above all, I’m an actor. After completing my master’s degree in performing arts at Sorbonne University Paris and taking classes from Elizabeth Kemp at the Actors Studio, I starred in David Hare’s Blue Room. I’m currently working on a play called Spoonface in which I am the lead role. It will make its debut at UN Geneva and tour the world.
‘I also consult for different companies on creative direction and content development, and produce content for various platforms, including Soho House. If you haven’t read my latest piece, please find it here.
‘I would like to spend more time on creative direction and content development strategy, together with different creatives. I’m constantly searching to find new ways to communicate and engage through various multimedia platforms. I’d also like to continue to act in international projects for cinema and theatre.’
Your favourite Soho House in the world?
‘Soho Beach House Miami – not only for the sunset parties at the beach, but also because one memory makes that place unforgettable for me. When I was a university student, I visited Art Basel in Miami Beach and went to the Vanity Fair party. I lost myself to dance while enjoying the smell of the ocean. That moment – when my childhood crush Demi Moore complimented me on how I dance – is frozen in time. Looking back, I don’t think she was serious, she was just being sweet.’