The Wish Tree was created by Ece Polen Budak and Eleonore Leio during the Gezi Park protests in early June 2013 to provide a space and a time for free, anonymous and direct expression. The Wish Tree was constructed during the occupation and resistance of Gezi Park. The materials used were from the destroyed construction effort around Taksim. We recorded and documented the words written and hung on the tree. The tree was destroyed on June 16 2013 when police came to evacuate the park and set the tree on fire. What remains are the words of those who were there. The tree received wide spread attention and to read all of the wishes and see more photos please go to our blog:

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