March 15, 2016 - Istanbul Design Biennial - ARE WE HUMAN? : The Design of the Species : 2 seconds, 2 days, 2 years, 200 years, 200,000 years
March 15, 2016

Istanbul Design Biennial

Images: Pemra Ataç Açıktan, Yetkin Başarır, Özge Güven, Okay Karadayılar, Sarp Sözdinler.

ARE WE HUMAN? : The Design of the Species : 2 seconds, 2 days, 2 years, 200 years, 200,000 years
October 22–December 4, 2016

Preview: October 20–21

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Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV)
 

Curators of the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley are calling for participants to contribute two minute videos, expanding on this year’s theme ARE WE HUMAN?: The Design of the Species: 2 seconds, 2 days, 2 years, 200 years, 200,000 years.

Colomina and Wigley say, “We are launching this open call to expand the conversation on ARE WE HUMAN? to the widest networks of creative minds and bring their ideas into the heart of the Istanbul Design Biennial. We are inviting designers, architects, artists, graphic designers, industrial designers, animators, data visualizers, filmmakers, groups, associations, non-for-profits organisations, laboratories and any other agents from all disciplines to explore and engage with this year’s theme.”               

All of the submitted videos fulfilling the requirements of the open call will be made available online on the website of the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial and also in a dedicated section within the exhibition itself, which opens on October 22, 2016.

An international and interdisciplinary jury will evaluate all eligible submissions and select three videos to be highlighted in the main exhibition and catalogue.

The curatorial team of the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial will work in collaboration with the selected filmmakers to ensure that their works will be presented appropriately (sound, subtitling, etc.) and given exposure and credit as full participants in the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial.
 

How to enter
The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) together with the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial’s co-curators Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley are inviting submissions of two minutes videos that address the overall question posed by the biennial theme, or focus on one of more of eight interlinked propositions:

–Design is always design of the human
–The human is the designing animal
–Our species is completely suspended in endless layers of design  
–Design radically expands human capability
–Design routinely constructs radical inequalities
–Design is even the design of neglect 
–“Good design” is an anesthetic
–Design without anesthetic asks urgent questions about our humanity

 

For the full open call and submission requirements, click here
The deadline for submissions is: May 20, 2016, 6pm (EET).
 

For more information: www.iksv.org
For high-resolution images: www.iksvphoto.com
For further questions: media [​at​] iksv.org
 

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