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Istanbul Design Biennial: A School of Schools

Istanbul Design Biennial: A School of Schools School of Earthquake Diplomacy/Deprem Diplomasisi Okulu, Navine G. Khan-Dossos

School of Earthquake Diplomacy/Deprem Diplomasisi Okulu, Navine G. Khan-Dossos

7 August 2018

The fourth edition of the Istanbul Design Biennial, titled A School of Schools, will take place between 22 September and 4 November 2018 in six prestigious cultural venues located around a vibrant part of town, Beyoğlu. The British Council, as one of the contributing institutions, is once again enabling the realisation of the biennial.

Each venue of A School of Schools will present a separate theme, questioning conventional methods in design education while manifesting as a school itself; Earth School at Arter, Time School at SALT Galata, Currents School at Yapı Kredi Culture Centre, Unmaking School at Akbank Sanat, Scales School at Pera Museum, and Digestion School at Studio-X Istanbul.

Participants from the UK

Participants from the UK will delve into various topics, exploring multiple methods, spaces, and identities. Åbäke, a design studio based in London, will be present with Fugu Okulu (Fugu School), focusing on the eponymic infamous fish. Navine G. Khan-Dossos will question how disasters may help us communicate through drawn murals in her The School of Earthquake Diplomacy. Award-winning director and experience designer Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun will manifest I am (not) a Monster, while the works of multi-media creative studio Studio Legrand Jäger titled Le Confident and Facial Yoga Class will also be a part of the biennial.

About the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial

Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), the biennial will bring together old and new knowledge, academic and amateur, professional and personal, engaging multigenerational, transdisciplinary practitioners from Turkey and abroad.

The opening programme, A School of Schools: Orientation, will be held from 20 to 21 September 2018, seeing practitioners, educators and thinkers from Turkey and abroad converge in 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. All are invited to take part, and join in the creation of spaces of exception.

For further information, please visit the website of the biennial.