Growing with Communities #1: Design


October 22, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Open To Public

“How can community-oriented thinking help us develop inclusive strategies for our organisation?” Since the first day we set out as ATÖLYE, this question has motivated us to meet different communities in the country and the ecosystem we live in. These communities, who care about each other and feel that they belong to each other, come together around a common interest or purpose, and inspire our own community at ATÖLYE.


This year, we have created a new event series titled “Growing with Communities” where we’ll focus on exploring a variety of communities in Turkey with these questions in mind: What is the purpose behind becoming a community? What are the roles of individuals within the community and what role do they have within the dynamics of the individual-community relationship? How do they produce projects together? What rules do they follow and what rituals do they have?


The series, which will explore three areas each season, will host community managers from different fields with the moderation of Atılım Şahin, ATÖLYE’s Creative Hub Director and a community curator himself. The topics of the first season, taking place between October 2019 and April 2020, are design, technology, and entrepreneurship.


Our guests for the first chapter, “Design”, are local communities; Tasarım Mutfağı, UX’minimal, and UX Folks; followed by the second chapter “Technology” with guests Deep Learning Turkey, Frontend Istanbul, Türkiye AI Topluluğu; and finally the third chapter “Entrepreneurship” with Girişimci Muhabbeti, Starters Hub, and Startup Grind Istanbul.


For the first event of the season, we welcome the founders of Tasarım Mutfağı, UX’minimal and UX Folks.



Arda Arıcan – Tasarım Mutfağı
Berkan Şahan – UX Folks
Ümit Koca – UX’minimal


You can sign up to the event at this link.