Beyond Istanbul supports local communities, local governments and urban social movements in their participatory planning and design works. We aim to act as a democratic bridge between the local spatial needs and cross disciplinary expertise. We carry out ‘action research’, ‘planning with people’ workshops, ‘design and build’ projects.
Beyond Istanbul help to organise on-site, hands on workshops in Istanbul for schools of urban planning, architecture, and social sciences. We provide local contacts for volunteering and internship opportunities for individuals and groups. We also run a cross-disciplinary urban research residency based in our Beyond Ofis co-working space.