This article reflects an inquiry into the agency in Istanbul maker ecologies by employing phenomenological research through the perspective of Actor-Network Theory. The originally generated onto-phenomenological approach in this article attributes agency to the competencies and the interpretation. Socioeconomic effects that emerged as an outcome of the agency in maker-thing assemblages are reflected as a part of this inquiry. Agency in local maker practices is exposed to show how they are different from the global maker movement through the criticism of it in the discussion.

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