Made in Sishane is in the First İstanbul Design Biennial by the invitation of Joseph Grima. “Crafting Neighbourhood” Project is developed by Made in Sishane and URBZ together for the biennale and shows Mumbai and Istanbul cases.
Crafting Neighbourhood: Unmediated Design in Istanbul
Made in Sishane
Project by Asli Kiyak Ingin
in collaboration with Sevgi Ortac, graphics by Hande Soydan
The district of Sishane—located within walking distance of the Galata Greek School—has for decades been the epicentre of a network of designers, producers and retailers centred on lighting. Face to face interactions and unmediated design processes utilise the dense neighbourhood as their communication system: the clustering of activities facilitates the maintenance of old relationships allows for new creative practices to emerge.