We are an interdisciplinary group of researchers, artists, writers, architects, scientists and activists who explore and engage in commonization practices for social change.

Our goal is to contribute to a pluralistic, egalitarian, and democratic Turkey with an emphasis on human rights, social and economic justice, gender equality, sexual rights, cultural and political recognition and ecologic sustainability from a critical historical perspective.

We develop in-situ embodied knowledge through in-depth, focused research and policy analysis, creative public engagement, collective learning activities, solidarity campaigns and network collaborations.

Urban Justice and Right to the City

Labor & Finance

Collective Memory

Aesthetics and Politics

  • Facilitating interdisciplinary research through collaborative networks;
  • Developing practices of creative public engagement including data visualization projects, media campaigns, recording of collective memory in archives,
  • Organizing lectures, workshops, exhibitions, conferences and summer schools as part of the RIT University of the Commons.
  • An ongoing collective learning process
  • Open and egalitarian participation of members in decision-making
  • An alternative to corporate think-tank models
  • A productive model of brewing ideas and action through solidarity
  • A hub for creativity and of thinking outside the box
  • A collective body of work that culminates impactful tools for social transformation and change