No one's a stranger to Istanbul - even if you've just met, it just feels familiar. It’s so ancient that it might just be the memories of a great grandfather, preserved in its history, reaching out to you from the depths of the city. And that just might be why it feels so oddly familiar.
Istanbul is scattered, but the pieces come together somehow. It’s dynamic and vivacious, a bit frisky even. It’s the place to be for great entertainment and even better food. It speaks to you, in your own language – although its French or Russian might be a bit broken, you will never find it without words.
Istiklal, a pedestrian street that simply never sleeps, is where one can find anything and anyone. This is where Popular Culture becomes popular.
And this is precisely where Miami Ad School is located, just ten steps away from Istiklal. Here, you’ll drift away to the tunes of the street musicians - right before the horn of the man on a horse stirs you from your daydreaming. Close by, the German, the Brit and the Frenchman meet up, as if acting out a joke. Visiting an exhibit or two is part of your routine, something you do on your way to pick up coffee. Here you can be filled with inspiration simply by opening the windows.
We admit, it’s all a bit bizarre – but who cares for the ordinary, right?