From Statement into Action
We put our vision, concepts and strategies into practice via platforms and atelier that we also become founding partners.
‘DESTEK Platform’ in 2012, ‘TAK (Design, Research, Participation) Ateliers in Kadıköy and Kartal’ in 2013, ‘Vision Atelier’ in 2014, ‘Mugla Rural Development Atelier’ in 2016, ‘Sisli KAM’ in 2018 were founded by voluntary, public,private and social cooperation approach.
In 2019, the ateliers and the volunteer works are gathered under the ‘ATA’ (Anatolian Design Atelier) discourse, with the motto ‘Design for Social Change’. ATA aims to be a platform that brings together design communities, municipalities and non-governmental organizations.
Democracy, Economy, Society, Tactics, Equality, Key Participants main principles are adopted by DESTEK Platform that opened up discussions of new urban regeneration approaches on the neighborhood and city scales via 3blocks1block program with the help of volunteer participants.In TAK Ateliers, volunteer designers and local people are coming together.In Vision Atelier, we develop programs in order to train “Urban Strategists” and “Social Planners”. With ATA, we will continue to support the current and future design ateliers in Anatolia.