Herkes İçin Mimarlık (Architecture for All)
Areas of work: Urban Development, Active Citizenship
City and Country: Istanbul, Turkey
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Herkes için Mimarlık (HiM) is an association from Istanbul, facilitating democratic and collaborative design processes between government representatives, professionals and citizens.
The association focuses on creative ways to raise awareness about social challenges and try to suggest solutions to social problems through architecture and space design. HiM works together with communities in the rural and urban areas of Turkey for women empowerment, supporting local economies and resolving the basic spatial needs of educational institutions mostly through functionalization of existing buildings. The association also assists activists and civil society organizations that are working with disadvantaged and underrepresented communities on issues of gender, early childhood education, disability rights, equality for women and children, and refugees.
HiM builds community spaces in the rural areas and organizes workshops for collective memory, participatory architecture and awareness of common rights.