Taksim Gezi Park Monument was our way of expressing our support for social statements of Turkish youth, both conservative and progressive, by designing a monument and museum in Taksim Square.
Monuments of freedom represent social forces that pierce through regressive institutions. It is significant that in history almost all monuments of freedom have derived from female figures. There is a peaceful power, an enlightened fearlessness in their stance, unlike revolting male figures.
Hence, our monument takes its primary form after the image of a brave young woman, shielding her body towards oppression.
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.