ISTANBUL — Last Monday night, the word on Twitter was that the police tanks were coming back to the square from the southeast. Thousands rallied, adorned in their bike helmets, swimming goggles, and bright smiles underneath their gas masks.
Jesse Honsa is an architect and urban designer in Istanbul, and is co-founder of OpenUrban, a non-profit website focusing on participatory urban planning, recently presented at TEDxReset and the Istanbul Design Biennial. Jesse holds degrees in architecture and fine arts from the Rhode Island School of Design. (RISD)