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“They said: what is out of sight is out of mind.

I said: What happens if what enters the heart is out of sight.“


Originating from these words of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi, Originnizm is a sharing network where the Izmirian, who have embraced the values ​​of the city and carried their cultural heritage to all geographies, come together and become stronger. It is a community of people who believe in the power of acting together regardless of distance and develop by supporting each other.


As Originnizmian;

+ We know that being "from Izmir" is an advantage. We value our roots.

+ We focus not on where we were born, but where we got the values ​​that make us who we are.

+ We believe that we have something to learn from the geography we live in.

+ We believe that distances cannot stop us from doing what we want to do.


Our adventure started when a group of friends went abroad from Izmir and the others stayed in Izmir and started community-oriented initiatives. Our starting point is Izmir and we took our strength from Originn's community dreams. The first seed was planted with the question of how we can bring social communities together, as physical distances lose their meaning in professional communities during the pandemic.


So what can we do to grow this community?

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We invite you to be a part of this network to strengthen our ties by overflowing the screens through technology.

We can meet the Izmirians living abroad and maybe even right next to us.

Knowledge, like love, multiplies when shared; We can make each other's social and professional life easier with our shared experiences and perhaps our efforts.

This initiative, which started with the "Connect with İzmir" podcast series, will grow and develop with the vision of the participants.

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