Hollanda Araştırma Enstitüsü  -  Nederlands Instituut in Turkije

29 Apr 18:00

Workshop Walking Young: Discovering the City with Fresh Eyes

Gizem Kıygı, Umut Azak, and Naz Vardar


29 Apr 18:00 - 19:30

The fourth event of the Workshops on Urban Memory Walks series that the NIT co-organizes with the Netherlands Consulate General in Istanbul will be held online on April 29, 2021 starting at 6 pm, Istanbul time. Umut Azak and Naz Vardar from the Karakutu Association and Gizem Kıygı from the Şehir Dedektifi Initiative will present in this workshop. For registration, please fill in the form

Şehir Dedektifi (City Detective) is an urbanism initiative focusing on children's rights to space. We are urban planners, designers, child development experts, city lovers, and nature lovers. We get our inspiration from the creativity of children and play with the principles of participatory design. We organize workshops, produce maps, design tools, games and run monitoring projects in order to raise children's participation and awareness of urban space for more livable cities.

Karakutu Association has been working towards making visible the alternative narratives in history, by introducing different perspectives through engaging methodologies to the society, particularly to young people since its foundation in 2014. Its unique Memory Journey Program aims to recognize human rights violations towards marginalized groups, to contribute to social justice and peace-building through rethinking the widespread narrative of official history, and to generate a critical discussion among youth on pluralism, coexistence, democratic values and human rights. The program includes an initial training, research periods with mentorship and capacity building workshops as well as dissemination activities such as Memory Walks, seminars, and publications.