As the Istanbul space of a global university, Studio-X’s preoccupation is to express the content of the university while also absorbing the information outside and blur the boundary in-between as much as possible. This is a living space: it exists to generate ideas, discuss, and even make mistakes. Studio-X Istanbul strives to host the flourishing of good ideas around urban issues and the development of pioneer thinkers.
To this end, Studio-X creates a new platform to enable information and knowledge exchange among experts, universities, civil society organizations and local governance; supports everyone who would like to do something on urban issues. Studio-X works in coordination with Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul. The Studio-X Istanbul Research Guide, permanently under construction, is intended to be a tool for unpacking the city, the possibilities and conflicts associated to its development, and to walk through its physical, virtual and imagined spaces.