AVTO devel­ops exper­i­men­tal meth­ods and sub­jec­tive think­ing in art, design, archi­tec­ture, and social sciences. 

AVTO is an oper­at­ing sys­tem work­ing across the field of cul­ture, pro­vid­ing inter­faces ded­i­cat­ed to knowl­edge pro­duc­tion. AVTO’s out­puts are in diverse media such as pod­casts, exhi­bi­tions, doc­u­men­taries, research projects, and publications. 

AVTO Online is a stand-alone oper­a­tion work­ing as an inde­pen­dent pub­lish­ing plat­form. In addi­tion to web-based projects, AVTO trans­lates key texts on gen­der stud­ies, tech­no-pol­i­tics, and oth­er issues into Turk­ish to make new knowl­edge acces­si­ble to local constituencies.

The orga­ni­za­tion has a mul­ti-func­tion­al facil­i­ty locat­ed on Kazancı Yokuşu Street near Tak­sim Square. The artist Can Altay designed the space with assis­tance from Bil­gi Uni­ver­si­ty Depart­ment of Archi­tec­ture in 2021. Occu­py­ing the base­ment floor of Emek Apart­manı, AVTO offers a mod­est set­ting with­out fixed func­tions. The facil­i­ty seeks to con­sti­tute a liv­ing, mal­leable envi­ron­ment accom­mo­dat­ing to users’ dif­fer­ent needs. 

Found­ed in 2017, AVTO aims to serve as a util­i­ty-ori­ent­ed, muta­ble orga­ni­za­tion­al mod­el open to all to con­tribute and use.


AVTO is an inde­pen­dent enti­ty in pub­lic ser­vice sus­tain­ing its activ­i­ties through dona­tions, spon­sor­ships, and grants. Please con­tact support@avtoonline.org to inquire about the ways of sup­port­ing AVTO.

Barış Tan
Web and Social Media Editor

Doğa Yirik
Pro­duc­tions Manager

Görkem İmr­ek

Lara Huz
New Media Projects Specialist

Sarp Özer
Direc­tor of Programs

Ser­ra Şensoy
Graph­ic Designer