official name SALT
founding date 2011
city, country Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey
address Bankalar Cd. No:11, Karaköy, Istanbul, Turkey
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SALT is a not-for-profit cultural institution in public service, engaging in research, exhibitions, publications, web projects, conferences, and other public programs in Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey. It was founded as a post-departmentalized institution, which does not prioritize any period, discipline or object-based practice. The aim is to channel objects and materials into a broader discussion. Through SALT Research, which comprises a specialized library and an open-access online archive, the institution collects sources material culture in visual practices, built environment, social life and economic history. SALT is spread across two venues in Istanbul, SALT Galata - a concentrated learning space with library, workshops and auditorium - and SALT Beyoğlu - a dynamic program space for exhibitions, screenings and talks - and an office in Ankara that facilitates collaborations within the capital. The institution works with a drive towards co-learning and sharing resources with individuals, collectives, universities, and NGOs seeking a space of production that enables it to engage with users who range from persons to constituents from diverse fields of knowledge.