Why DIY Public Spaces Are Starting to Take Off in Turkey

“After five or six hours, they saw we are actually creating something out of what they thought was trash.” The temporary installation, by Sucuoğlu and Ensari’s design firm, İyi Ofis, is part of a small but growing movement positioning itself as an alternative to themassive development projects currently (and controversially) reshaping Turkey’s biggest cities. In the wake of so many top-down, large-scale redevelopment efforts with little to no community input, these designers and builders are focusing on human-scale, easily replicable urban improvements that are responsive to local residents’ needs …READ MORE