An Invitation Towards a Sustainable Future
We have started taking action towards sustainability, and we want to take action and collaborate with others on making this world not just one to survive in—but one to live, and thrive in—together.
Introducing Neol, a cohort-based learning and on-demand talent platform
We would like to introduce you to a new spin-off venture Neol—a decentralized, tokenized cohort-based learning and on-demand talent platform, powered by a curated global creative community.
Bengi Turgan steps into the role of Co-CEO
Bengi Turgan Çiftçi has stepped into the role of Co-CEO. Engin Ayaz, as Bengi’s counterpart, will be sharing leadership responsibilities—as well as the title of Co-CEO—going forward.
ATÖLYE partners with Lune to leave a greener impact on the world
ATÖLYE partners with Lune to offset carbon emissions and leave a greener impact on the world
ATÖLYE joined the ECHN Family Brunch to share the B Corp process
On April 1, ATÖLYE took part in the European Creative Hubs Network (ECHN) Family Brunch to share the process of becoming a B Corp with other hub community members.
ATÖLYE takes part in Panel for B Corp Month!
On March 29, ATÖLYE took part in a panel to discuss what it means to be a B Corp, and how, as businesses, we can work towards being "forces for good."
ATÖLYE x Gehl partners up to reimagine urban landscapes in Abu Dhabi!
ATÖLYE and Gehl, an urban research and design consulting firm based in Copenhagen, have partnered up to reimagine the urban landscape of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
Rie Nørregaard joins the ATÖLYE board
SYPartners’ Partner in Creative Direction and Partnerships joins ATÖLYE’s Board of Directors.
ATÖLYE Attends World Government Summit
On March 30, as part of the Expo Dubai 2020 program, ATÖLYE took part in the World Government Summit.
Engin Ayaz joins March’s Frame Awards Jury
ATÖLYE’s Co-Founder Engin Ayaz joins the March Jury of the FRAME Awards!
Tracing Our Impact: The Last Year at ATÖLYE
We took the first days of January as an opportunity for reflection and put together below some of these moments that have enriched our journey in the past year.
ATÖLYE Co-founder Kerem Alper speaks with SYP CEO Jessica Orkin at Concrete Love
On October 31, as part of Concrete Love, ATÖLYE’s Co-founder Kerem Alper sat down with SYPartners’ CEO Jessica Orkin for a conversation about power, love and leadership.
ATÖLYE’s architectural design receives Honorable Mention at Architecture Masterprize!
ATÖLYE’s architectural and spatial design project for the DubaiFuture Accelerators Space has received an Honorable Mention in the Architecture MasterPrize!
Today at Apple x ATÖLYE: Perspective Istanbul
Today at Apple and ATÖLYE, with its hands-on session series, present a program that combines technology with creativity, aims to bring about new perspectives towards the city, and celebrates urban culture all at the same time. Between October 22 – December 5, we invite everyone to come together with an inspiring community, online and in-store, to explore their creativity across various disciplines of art.
ATÖLYE becomes a B Corporation!
The B Corp Declaration of Interdependence "envisions a global economy that uses business as a force for good."
ATÖLYE Academy’s Learning Community comes back with a new theme
The community is accepting applications for its second term with the theme "Creating Possible Futures."
ATÖLYE has won two awards at the iF Design Award 2022!
Two of ATÖLYE's projects was awarded in IF Design Awards
ATÖLYE and HBR Türkiye organize new event on strategic value of design
The event, titled "What is design worth?", explored the strategic value of design for economic and social transformation.
ATÖLYE will host “Communities for Impact” theme at imece summit
ATÖLYE is a network and content partner at the imece summit that will be held on March 18-19
Sezin School’s architectural transformation wins double award for ATÖLYE
The project was awarded in two separate categories, one determined by the jury's evaluation and one by the votes of the community members.
ATÖLYE Dubai is finally here!
ATÖLYE is proud to announce the ATÖLYE Multiverse, a 3-day hub-warming event to celebrate the launch of the new ATÖLYE Dubai space in Emirates Towers.
ATÖLYE co-founder Engin Ayaz joins IDEO.org’s Board
We are thrilled to announce that ATÖLYE's Co-Founder, Engin Ayaz, has been invited to join IDEO.org's Board for a three-year term from March 2021 onwards.
kin: By the Community, For the Community
Between January 26-28, ATÖLYE took part in a 3-day kyu-wide gathering with over 2500 employees from over 10 companies (across 5 time zones!) who are a part of the kyu collective.
ATÖLYE partners up with Defy and Beko to organize Hack the Normal: From Africa for Africa
An open call for innovators and changemakers: “Hack the Normal: From Africa for Africa” will take place between March 5-7!
ATÖLYE launches the Creative Power Map
A new initiative aiming to support creative professionals connect across the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.
ATÖLYE Dubai set to launch in 2021!
Our space in Dubai is set to open up in March of 2021! We are looking forward to new members join us; Stay tuned.
Tracing Our Impact: The Last Year and a Half at ATÖLYE
We took the first days of January as an opportunity for reflection and put together below some of these moments that have enriched our journey in the past year and a half.
SHERPA lends effort to ATÖLYE in tackling systemic government challenges in the UAE and wider region
ATÖLYE partners with experience design studio SHERPA in the UAE for a nation-wide transformation project
ATÖLYE, UNFPA to launch We the Youth Online Hackathon
An open call for young activists and changemakers: We the Youth Hackathon will take place on 11-13 December! Bring your voice to help strengthen youth organizations and influence decision-making on issues affecting young people!
Applications now open for “Code.YapıKredi Ideathon: Future of Finance”
Organized by ATÖLYE for Yapı Kredi, "Code.YapıKredi Ideathon: Future of Finance" will enable university students to come up with innovative ideas regarding the future of banking. Apply now!
ATÖLYE’s Mert Çetinkaya, Atılım Şahin to attend Future of Work Summit as speakers
ATÖLYE will be present at FOW.Connect’s Future of Work Summit with Academy Lead Mert Çetinkaya’s session and Creative Hub Lead Atılım Şahin as a speaker.
ATÖLYE co-founder Engin Ayaz and Dubai Creative Hub Lead Leen Sadder to hold workshop at C2 Montreal Online
ATÖLYE’s co-founder Engin Ayaz and Dubai Creative Hub Lead Leen Sadder are going to organize a workshop titled “Community-powered innovation: Tackling real-world challenges together” at the C2 Montreal online event on October 28.
ATÖLYE was the official community partner of #TheGreatWave with House of Beautiful Business
We are proud to have been an official community partner of #TheGreatWave , a first-of-its-kind festival that took place on October 16-19 in more than 30 local hubs around the world!
Creative Explorations: From Social Entities to Ubiquitous Systems
Connect for Creativity’s third and final networking conference titled "Creative Explorations: From Social Entities to Ubiquitous Systems" on "How digital is changing the way we relate to each other" will be held online on 24 and 25 September.
Selim Aykut joins ATÖLYE as Dubai Director
We are pleased to announce that Selim Aykut has taken on the new role of Director, Middle East to lead ATÖLYE’s exploration in the region. His previous experience in Business Design & Strategy in Dubai will help move things forward.
ATÖLYE is launching a brand new project titled “COVID-in-Residence: Exploring Creative Co-creation” between July-September 2020.
ATÖLYE’s Turkcell CX Lab project receives notable mention at the Core77 Design Awards
ATÖLYE’s Turkcell CX Lab project receives notable mention at the Core77 Design Awards among ~1000 entries in the Design Education category along with 3 others!
ATÖLYE Academy makes open call for new learning community
ATÖLYE Academy is making an open call to create a new "Learning Community" that around the theme "Navigating Ambiguity."
Service Design Day: Service design and user experience in the COVID-19 era
Service Design Day will bring together the service design community through interactive sessions and provide a virtual space where they can connect and share insights.
Connect for Creativity Study Visit to the UK
A study visit took place between March 10-13 in London and Cardiff, the United Kingdom As part of the Connect for Creativity project.
Hack the Crisis Turkey will look for solutions to the ongoing pandemic
Taking place on March 27-29, Hack the Crisis Turkey will help discover solutions to the ongoing coronavirus crisis by focusing on participation and solidarity.
COVID-19 update: How we plan to stay connected and move work forward during the global pandemic
An important message from our team on how we plan to stay connected during this period of necessary social distancing (or more importantly social solidarity), and our disposition to move work forward for all of ATÖLYE’s constituents.
TransLocal Cooperation exhibition to open on March 12 in London
TransLocal Cooperation exhibition is opening on 12 March at Furtherfield Gallery, London, featuring artworks from ATÖLYE'S art and technology residence programs
ATÖLYE to launch Academy
Soon, we are adding a new area of exploration next to ATÖLYE’s Strategic Design Studio and Creative Hub: ATÖLYE Academy
Akar Şümşet joins ATÖLYE as the new London Director
Akar Şümşet has taken on the new role of London Director—to lead ATÖLYE’s London exploration.
Invite for a designathon by ATÖLYE
ATÖLYE and IDEA Universal join forces to devise solutions to the world's clean water crisis
Call for the conference “Creative Catalyst: A role for universities in building creative industries”
Connect for Creativity’s second networking conference will take place in Kayseri, Turkey on December 5-6 at Abdullah Gül University.
Bengi Turgan joins ATÖLYE for the newly created position of Studio Director
Bengi will lead business development in regional markets and contribute to the content and client management of ATÖLYE’s large-scale projects.
Sezin School Transformation Project
The story of transforming an educational institution via incremental spatial interventions
Container Park nominated for The Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Aga Khan Award for Architecture is one of the most prestigious awards focused on architecture, planning practices, historic preservation, and landscape architecture
ATÖLYE and Koç University partner for KARMA Lab
ATÖLYE partners with Koç University to initiate a Virtual and Augmented Reality Training Program: KARMA Lab
Connect for Creativity project launch at ATÖLYE
The project is led by the British Council in partnership with ATÖLYE, Bios, and Nova Iskra, along with Abdullah Gül University
Co-organized by ATÖLYE, IDEO, and Palmwood, the Design Gov program for leaders within the United Arab Emirates government kicked off
The aim of the project is to enable the UAE government to offer more human-centered services.
ATÖLYE session at NYU Tisch ITP
ATÖLYE co-founder Engin Ayaz delivered an information session on ATÖLYE at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts
ATÖLYE’s Creative Hub Director Atılım Şahin joins the European Creative Hubs Network Managing Board
The European Creative Hubs Network is born from the necessity for these hubs to network, pool resources, share best practices, and build on advocacy, policy, and opportunities.
ATÖLYE joins the kyu Collective
ATÖLYE, the Award-Winning Design Studio and Creative Hub, Joins kyu to Establish International Creative Communities
ATÖLYE and Istanbul Bilgi University team up to offer a brand-new graduate program: LITE
The program adopts the slogans “learning together,” “recreating yourself,” and “following the light” in its quest to imbue young people with the skills necessary to be successful in today’s world.