ATÖLYE Spotlight: In Conversation with Bala Gürcan, Communications Associate & Medium...

Conveying the ethos behind a multidisciplinary project as ambitious and wide-ranging as ATÖLYE is not a simple endeavor. In her role as Communications Associate,...

ATÖLYE Spotlight: In Conversation with Ömer Hacıömeroğlu, Product Designer, Entrepreneur, &...

Ömer Hacıömeroğlu's self-identification as a designer, entrepreneur, and educator is exceptionally accurate. His professional scope sees him fulfilling each of these roles with a...

Q&A: Ayşen Keskinkılıç – Communications Executive of Istanbul Comics & Art...

Nerd culture is rising. Comic book sales are up and everybody and their mum are watching Game Of Thrones or the next Avengers Movie....

In Conversation with Anastasiia Piletckaia, Art Curator

Istanbul is a melting pot of yabangees from different backgrounds and professions. I was fortunate to meet Anastasiia Piletckaia quite soon after relocating to the...

ATÖLYE Spotlight: In Conversation with Tolga Dizmen, Head of Culture and...

In a collaborative community such as ATÖLYE, there are plenty of ambitious projects from members at different stages in their evolution. While there's plenty...

In Conversation with Istanbul Improv Community — The Clap

Improv! Improv is an underappreciated art form where performers create a dialogue or scenes on stage without any pre-writing or scripting. This is an...

ATÖLYE Spotlight: In Conversation with Ayşe Esin Durmaz, Makerlab Associate

Considering the largely editorial nature of Yabangee's workflow, the Makerlab at ATÖLYE has always been a place of great interest to us, with very...

In Conversation with Berna Kahraman of Onbironsekiz, Turkey’s Storytelling Podcast Community

Podcasts are often an excellent way to learn a language, offering insight into the culture and everyday lives of the people behind the stories...

ATÖLYE Spotlight: In Conversation with Jak Akdemir, Remote Engineer for Tumblr

Long after the lights have dimmed and the hustle and bustle of a regular ATÖLYE workday have died down, it's not unusual to find Jak...

ATÖLYE Spotlight: In Conversation with Funda Küçükyılmaz, Account Manager of Flint

The arts and culture scene in Turkey is, even at the best of times, complicated. An intricate network of galleries, artists, curators, and collectors are among...

ATÖLYE Spotlight: In Conversation with Zeynep Şen, Writer, Translator and Literary...

Juggling an excess of professional responsibility while still finding the time for your own creative pursuits can be especially daunting. By any measure, Zeynep Şen has taken...

In Conversation with Talha Kaya, Co-Founder of Indie Game Studio Kayabros

Istanbul is not only a city of expats, but a city of expats to be. For many, Istanbul is a gateway to a wider...

John Freely: A Tribute – The Imaginary Interview

Disclaimer: This interview is a work of fiction. Several months ago I had the idea to try and contact the legendary John Freely, about...

5000 Kankalar in a Day: In Conversation with Joel Moriasi

The expat scene in Istanbul, as it is in many places, is one rather preoccupied with the preservation of the cultural habits of home,...

In Conversation with HICCUP, Istanbul Electronic Music Pioneers

Electronic music in Istanbul is a seriously mixed, often disappointing bag. For the late night revelers among us, there are only a few options in...

In Conversation with Sinem and Murat of The Hobbit House

I think as often as we get caught up in the never-ending hustle and bustle of Istanbul that we sometimes forget to break outside...

ATÖLYE Spotlight: In Conversation with Çiçek Kahraman, Co-Founder of UKA Film

UKA Film is the multifaceted collaborative effort of co-founders Çiçek Kahraman and Can Kılcıoğlu. With a scope that compliments their skill sets and covers various...

In Conversation with Teymour Ashkan, Founder of Istanbul&I

I first met Teymour during last Ramazan, when some mutual friends were celebrating the holy month by feeding local children after sunset, a bit...

ATÖLYE Spotlight: In Conversation with Lesia Petrovska, Interior Architect

Being an interior architect is a detail-oriented and challenging profession, certainly magnified when the typical project worked on is over 1,000 km away. Lesia...

ATÖLYE Spotlight: In Conversation with Oki Kasajima, Freelance Designer

Going on a four year honeymoon isn't really the type of thing you plan for, but it's exactly what happened to freelance designer Oki...

In Conversation with Sandrine Ramboux, Founder of C@rma

Sandrine Ramboux is a Belgian expat who has called Istanbul home for the past decade, together with her husband and two daughters. A 20...

ATÖLYE Spotlight: In Conversation with Emre Erbirer, Communications Coordinator

In their influential role as one of the city’s foremost creative hubs, ATÖLYE has launched a number of ambitious projects focused on guiding the local community...

In Conversation with Gökhan Bahtışen and Amylin Loglisci, Seyahan Jewelry

I first came to Seyahan Jewelry because my longtime friend, Amylin Loglisci, was exhibiting her exquisite paintings there last year. Each watercolor painting illustrated...

ATÖLYE Spotlight: In Conversation with Carla Lemgruber, Design Consultant & Freelancer

Carla Lemgruber traveled quite a distance from Rio de Janeiro in pursuit of love so that she could set roots here in Istanbul. A...

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