Istanbul Creative Hubs Network

A creative hub is a place, either physical or virtual, which brings creative people together. It is a convenor, providing space and support for networking, business development and community engagement within the creative, cultural and tech sectors.

British Council and ATÖLYE are delighted to present  the mapping of Istanbul’s creative hubs as well as thought pieces, interviews and resources to raise awareness about the potential impact of creative hubs and encourage future partnerships. 

Implemented through Graph Commons platform, the mapping exercise  highlights the presence and potential interaction between creative hubs, while offering a wealth of resources to inform, inspire and stimulate interest.

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What is Graph Commons?

Graph Commons is a collaborative platform for mapping, analysing and publishing data-networks. It empowers people and organizations to transform their data into interactive maps and untangle complex relations that impact them and their communities.

Mapping of Istanbul’s creative hubs enable visitors to explore and better understand the sector, interaction between hubs and potential impact through network map analysis.  Find out more about how to read and analyse a network map, please visit graphcommons webpage.  

Creative Hubs: The Map and the Territory 

Engin Ayaz, Co-founder, ATÖLYE

A look at the creative hubs scene in Istanbul -examining the definition of hubs, background, business models and structures. Read the full article here

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