Scholar talk by Yasar Adnan Adanali, Center for Spatial Justice
Yaşar is an Istanbul-based urbanist, activist and researcher. He is one of the co-founders and the director of Center for Spatial Justice, a non-profit working towards fairer, more democratic, ecological urban and rural spaces. His PhD research in Habitat Unit (TU Berlin) is on the right to land movements of informally developed neighborhoods in Istanbul. Yaşar previously worked as an action planner with urban communities in Dominican Republic struggling against evictions and on refugee camp improvement projects in the Middle East. Since 2010, he has been teaching participatory planning and co-housing courses at Darmstadt Technical University (Germany) as a visiting lecturer. Yaşar is a voluntary consultant for Düzce Hope Homes, the first participatory social housing project in Turkey and one of the World Habitat Awards 2017 finalists. He has fellowships from Ashoka Foundation (2016) and Bertha Foundation (2019).