4th Istanbul Design Biennial
Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and sponsored by VitrA, the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial (22 September – 4 November 2018) announces A School of Schools: Orientation, a multifaceted opening programme exploring the possible futures of design education.
Taking place over two days, from 20 – 21 September 2018, the Orientation days will see practitioners, educators, and thinkers from Turkey and around the world converge for a biennial conceived as a public space for dialogue, provocation and production. Together, they will test and revise a variety of educational strategies to reflect on the role of design, knowledge, and global connectedness in contemporary Istanbul and beyond.
Taking place from 22 September – 4 November 2018, the core exhibition of the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial will be activated at six different venues, all influential cultural institutions: Akbank Sanat, Yapı Kredi Kültür Sanat, Arter, Pera Museum, SALT Galata and Studio-X Istanbul. These are located across one of the most vibrant and diverse neighbourhoods in Istanbul, Beyoğlu. The venues form a 3.5 km walking route through the city, connected by one of the main pedestrian shopping arteries in the area – Istiklal Caddesi – and embracing the multigenerational and interdisciplinary learning environments that exist within the historical, social and cultural context of the district’s urban fabric.