Şişhane district is a 100 years old craft neighbourhood in İstanbul. Since 2006, Made in Şişhane looks at the unmediated design practices and crafts knowledge in the neighbourhood which is threatened by gentrification and state led policies to remove small scale production from the city center to periphery. How does the production process is integrated to the space, and the neighbourhood become a collaborative network? Meet Artin Aharon, one of the local masters, showing us how to take care of the commons with his own hands and experiences.
Aslı Kıyak İngin, Architect, Designer, Activist, Lecturer, based in Istanbul.
Sevgi Ortaç, Visual artist based in Istanbul.