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A Safe Zone in İstanbul with the sea view

Tiny house hosted by Diren
2 guests1 bed1 bathroom
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Racism, Homophobia, Transphobia, Toxic-Masculinity and any kind of discrimination are not allowed in this safe zone!

There are churches in the streets and sinagogs around the place. The house is located one of the oldest neighborhoods.

It is very close to the Ulus Natural Park and to Sea Side.

You can travel the non commercial and very historical part of the city in here.

It is very close to the Arnavutköy ferry station and Besiktas, Ortaköy, Bebek Arnavutköy and Etiler areas.

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Common spaces
1 single bed, 1 airbed, 1 floor mattress, 1 hammock


Dedicated workspace
Hair dryer
Free on-street parking
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Şişli, İstanbul, Turkey

Hosted by Diren

Joined in January 2020
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Diren is a backpacker interdisciplinary artist who follows the guidance of the journeys in his life and artworks, as being impressed by Beat Generation. During his travels, he’s invented an anti-elitist gallery concept in a guerilla way, its called “Art Space Project”. Since Diren started this Project in a village in Fethiye in 2016, more than 30 art spaces have been established where people can make art. Diren takes these paintings to the next city in his backpack, sets up new street exhibitions and gets new drawings, Art Space Project is an interactive exhibition that works for the accessibility of art and grows constantly. He has also set an Online Exhibition for everyone else. Diren believes “Art happens everywhere and every moment.”, his intention in Art Space Project is to prove it. As being impressed by the process he had spent in Ancient Greek depatment at University of İstanbul in 2016, he left the school and hichhiked to the ancient cities and temples. Then he started to study Sculpture at Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts and Philosophy at University of İstanbul as a second degree in 2017. Therefore “Paganism” and “reinterpreted ritual” concepts have been evident themes on his artworks. Because of the political situation, most of his artworks are also based on activism and disclosure practices. İn 2018 he designed a project as a solution for disabled people whose can’t able to reach to the cultural places and galleries, it’s called “Non-Barrier Art Map” which has been chosen Project of the “Art and Culture” category in HEG social responsibility project competition. İn 2019, his Project for developing reuned village schools by providing assistance and materials to fine art students whose can not afford their art ideas, has been chosen as the best in “Art and Culture” category again. His literary works are mostly related to “LGBTİ+ History”, “Music” and “Art” topics. İn 2018, he translated “S.T.A.R”. (“Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries”, Sub Press) to Turkish. İt is one of the first books about transgender visibility in Turkey. İn 2019 he wrote the book “A Night of June: Biographical Analysis of the Stonewall Riots” (org: “Bir Haziran Gecesi: Stonewall Devriminin Biyografik Çözümlemesi”, Kaos Çocuk Parkı Publishing) In the same year, Diren was selected for the artist in residency program conducted between the European Union and Turkey, called "Be Mobile, Create Together". With the support of the Dutch Consulate, he produced conceptual performing artworks at the Rast Theater in Amsterdam. In 2020, he presented series of seminars on various of associations and communities about LGBT + history. In the same year, he focused on "Live Art" projects under the roof of Performistanbul. He is one of the participants of the "Contemporary Art and Curatorship" program carried out in cooperation with Open Dialogue and Akbank Art Center.
Diren is a backpacker interdisciplinary artist who follows the guidance of the journeys in his life and artworks, as being impressed by Beat Generation. During his travels, he’s in…
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Check-in: Flexible
Check out: 19:00
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
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