The AESOP TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures (PSUC) and Ozyegin University held a very productive meeting in Istanbul (Nov 20-23, 2013) under the working theme, Becoming Local.

PSUC Coordination team would like to thank to all of the local committee members, particularly to the Dean of Faculty of Architecture, Orhan Hacihasanoglu and coordinator Burcu Yigit Turan for this impressive and successful event. Additionally, we also thank to Murat Sahin, Ozlem Unsal, Ayse Koksal who hosted 40 attendees through fieldwork and exciting presentations; Ozlem Ozkal for event graphic design and website; Aslihan Demirtas and Bogachan Dundaralp for guiding a hands-on workshop, Naz Beykan for the event blog. Finally, we also express our attitudes to the keynote speakers Ipek Akpinar, Sophie Watson, Cristina Cerulli and all the meeting attendees whose work highlighted the passion for working on public spaces and urban cultures all around the world in so many different disciplines.

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