SALT explores critical and timely issues in visual and material culture, and cultivates innovative programs for research and experimental thinking. SALT is a cultural institution in public service producing research-based exhibitions, publications, web and digitization projects, as well as developing programs including screenings, conferences and workshops in Istanbul and Ankara. Aiming to offer an environment for debate and co-learning with its users and collaborators, SALT does not engage in formal arguments or favor one period, discipline or object-based practice over another. SALT focuses on art, architecture and design, and social and economic histories. The research projects, visual presentations, international publications and local archival collections at SALT expand beyond linear chronologies, medium-based questions, and the traditional separation of fields of study.