In 2005, cultural entrepreneur Teike Asselbergs (b. 1973) moved to Istanbul to be with her partner Özge. She set up Connectistanbul, a company that supports art ventures in Turkey and helps Northern European groups and organisations visiting Istanbul. Together with architect Aslı Kıyak Ingin she is working on Made in Şişhane. This project gets Turkish craftsmen and Dutch designers in touch with each other. Creating a balance between modern and traditional is typically Turkish according to Asselbergs.