4th Istanbul Design Biennial

From September 22, 2018 until November 4, 2018
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.