The Powerful Citizen, an analog dinner organized as part of the Urban Explorations event series initiated by the Swedish Institute and the Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul in collaboration with The Circle and In-Between Design Platform took place on October 22.

This cross-disciplinary intimate dinner discussion took place in The Circle and it was moderated by Mike Bode, the Cultural Affairs Advisor of the Consulate General of Sweden. The discussion was focused on the question of how we can form a more collective design process for all citizens.


Mike Bode, The Cultural Affairs Advisor of the Consulate General of Sweden
Elin Strand Ruin, Architect and Artist
Ays Alayat, City Planner and Chairperson Of The Association Women’s Building Forum
Sinan Logie, Architect and Artist
Bilge Turcan, Co-founder of IDEMA
Esen Karol, Founder of Manifold
Deniz Ova, Director of Istanbul Design Biennial
Güneş Terkol, Artist
Bihter Çelik, Architect
Avşar Gürpınar, Vice Dean, Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Architecture
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yüksel Demir, Faculty at ITU Department of Architecture, Founding Director of ITU MardINT R&D Center, Founding Board Member of The Circle
Selçuk Avcı, Founding Partner of Avcı Architects, Co-founder of The Circle, Architect

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