Thanks to the lucky event of being awarded at the local International Architecture and Urban Film, in October we had the opportunity to shortly visit Istanbul. Jopixel has been guided by our friend the activist and architect Asli Kiyak Ingin to visit Sulukule, the most ancient Roma neighbourhood in the world. It has been host to the Roma community for centuries. As a consequence of the implementation of urban renewal policies, the Fatih district municipality have started evicting hundreds of people out of their home.
You can find more information about the events at the Alternatif Sulukule website, and please, take few seconds to sign the petition to stop the evictions and claim for a participatory process to start a more just development of the site.