Virtual CreativeMornings: Ayşe Seben Dayı


February 26, 2021
9:00 am - 10:30 am


Open To Public

Under the theme of “divergent”, CreativeMornings Istanbul is hosting Erişilebilir Her Şey’s co-founder Ayşe Seben Dayı. We’ll talk about the beautiful futures that we can create when we are willing to leave space for change.


09:00-09:30: Welcoming and Breakfast
09:30-10:00: Talk
10:00-10.30: Q&A and Networking


Click here to register for the event, which will take place via Zoom.


About the speaker: Seben Ayşe Dayı


Seben Ayşe Dayı is 31 years old and has 52% Cerebral Palsy. (Cerebral Palsy is a neurological condition that occurs in the brain as a result of various complications at the time of birth. In short, it is a medical condition that restricts the body’s muscle control).


After a beautiful childhood, Seben graduated from the Journalism department of Yeditepe University. She later completed her Masters degree in English Anthropology with the scholarship she received after finishing the department with first place. She carried out her studies on education in both areas she has specialized. She had the chance to do an internship with Umay Aktaş in Radikal newspaper’s education department. Afterwards, she wrote a lot of pieces about education, culture and arts in the university’s media channels. She later came across alternative education techniques and the Reggio Emilia approach the year she started her graduate program in the department of Anthropology. For two years, she carried out awareness studies on Reggio Emilia philosophy and “children and disability perception” in different schools. After her graduate courses were finished, she took a break from business life passing on to her dissertation stage. She conducted a six-month field study in the Mutlu Keçi Primary School established within the “Başka Bir Okul Mümkün Derneği” on the thesis subject “School Cultures Implementing Alternative Education in Turkey” and then attended Loris Malaguzzi International Center 4th International Summer School in Italy in June 2017.


In 2018, she founded Erişilebilir Her Şey in partnership with Hale Yıldız, Serim Yarar and 3dots team. In the last three years, she has given consultancy to many large institutions, brands and events in terms of accessibility.


About the theme: Divergent


Technologist, author, and designer John Maeda explains, “A divergent thinker takes an idea and expands it. They look for new ways to connect it with other diverse things […] I’m in favor of a synthesis to connect the convergent and divergent.”


As creators, builders, and thinkers, how can we get better at solving complex problems? A promising starting point is for us to be in the same spaces with those we’ve traditionally deemed different. Moments of divergence can create beautiful futures when we are willing to leave space for change. Take a step back to reflect on what winds of change you want to welcome into your life today.