2014 – call for ideas

2014 – call for ideas

Istanbul Design Biennial

Galata, Şişhane, 2003. © Oğuz Meriç.

November 13, 2013

2nd Istanbul Design Biennial – call for ideas
18/10/2014 - 14/12/2014

Istanbul Design Biennial
Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts
Sadi Konuralp Caddesi No: 5
Şişhane 34433 Istanbul

T +90 212 334 07 65 66
F +90 212 334 07 19


The second edition of the Istanbul Design Biennial will be realized between 18 October and 14 December 2014 by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV), and will comprise a wide range of events, workshops, conferences and screenings centered around its exhibitions program. Under the overarching title The Future Is Not What It Used To Be, the Biennial’s curator, Zoë Ryan, revisits the manifesto as a platform and catalyst for critical thinking in design. The biennial asks, how can we reclaim the manifesto for the 21st century and beyond, not only in the production of texts, but through actions, services, provocations, or objects and seize the potential to incite inventive outcomes? As a platform for generating new ideas, the biennial invites submissions for contemporary manifestos that explore the complex role of design in today’s society.

The full exhibition outline and submission guidelines can be reviewed on the website of the Istanbul Design Biennial.

Istanbul Design Biennial explores a cross section of fields, from urban design (environmental, urban and regional planning) to architecture, photography, industrial, graphic, fashion, textile and interaction design, and all related creative fields. There are therefore no disciplinary or geographic limitations to the projects that can be submitted for inclusion in the Biennial.

The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2014.

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The Future is Not What it Used to Be
2nd Istanbul Design Biennial
18 October–14 December 2014
Curated by Zoë Ryan 
Associate Curator: Meredith Carruthers

Media Relations
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T + 90 212 334 07 13 / F + 90 212 334 07 16 / elif.obdan [​at​] iksv.org

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