The Dolmuş and Minibüs transportation system is a flexible method of moving people around Istanbul. To date no complete map of this extensive system has been made accessible to the general public. The ‘Dolmuş and Minibüs Map’ examines five central nodes of Istanbul and visualizes a partial overview of the routes through many distinct neighborhoods of the city.
Much controversy exists in regards to the Dolmuş and Minibüs network which represents the improvisational character of Istanbul; despite that the city has a lot of urban problems, it also offers many ingenious solutions.
As Superpool, it was our desire to document this seemingly ungraspable system and to visualize without sentimentality or nostalgia a layer of contemporary Istanbul. Because evaluating and improving are only then possible.
Selva Gürdoğan, Gregers Tang Thomsen, Ismail Eyler, Beyza Gürdoğan, Marta Marszal, Kübra Özkanlı, Enes Yürdaun
Client: Take Away Istanbul
Location: Istanbul, Turkey