Why not? No, seriously....why not?
Julie is a visual artist with a strong desire to collect and repurpose materials for her installations and artworks. She wanted a studio where she could work in a creative environment without being alone.
Anika needed space with high ceilings to practice foot juggling and teach circus skills to her students in Istanbul.
We happened to meet in Istanbul, and eventually decided to pool our creative and financial resources and buy a building in which we could produce our own work, as well as to provide space for other artists like us.
Bureaucracy being as prevalent as it is in Turkey, it was required that we form a Turkish business in order to buy the building. Along with that, came a business plan. Hence, Caravansarai as we find it today - an artist-run production space supported solely through our income-generating activities.