Yaşar Adnan Adanalı is Istanbul based urbanist, researcher and lecturer. He is the co-founder and director of Center for Spatial Justice Beyond Istanbul (beyond-istanbul.org). Yaşar has a BA on social and political sciences from Sabanci University (Istanbul) and a master degree on development and planning at DPU (London). His PhD research in Habitat Unit (TU Berlin) is on relations of spatial production and democratisation processes in Istanbul. Yaşar worked as a development specialist with urban poor communities in Dominican Republic; and for Stuttgart University on refugee camp improvement projects. He teaches participatory planning course at TU Darmstadt as visiting lecturer since 2009. Yaşar is a voluntary member of Düzce Hope Studio and One Hope Association (Istanbul).