Taksim Park Monument was our way of expressing our support for social statements of Turkish youth, both conservative and progressive, by designing a museum - monument for Taksim Square in Istanbul.
Monuments of freedom represent social forces that pierce through rigid, non-democratic institutions. It is significant that in history almost all monuments of freedom have reflected female figures. There is a peaceful power, an enlightened fearlessness in their stance, unlike warrior male figures.
Hence, our monument takes its primary form after the image of a brave woman, shielding her body towards oppressive forces.
Our monument strives to harmonize and unite multiple layers of society with a healing message; oppression whether imposed by liberals or conservatives is the same antidote of progress.