Istanbul Design Biennial announces the theme for its opening programme

Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and sponsored by VitrA, the Turkish sanitaryware brand, the fourth Istanbul Design Biennial, which will take place from September 22 to November 4, 2018, has announced A School of Schools: Orientation, a multifaceted opening programme exploring the possible futures of design education.

Taking place over two days, from 20 to 21 September 2018, the orientation days will see practitioners, educators and thinkers from Turkey and around the world converge for a biennial event conceived as a public space for dialogue, provocation and production. Together, the experts will contemplate a variety of educational strategies to reflect on the role of design, knowledge, and global connectedness in contemporary Istanbul and beyond. The biennale has been curated by Belgian Jan Boelen, while the opening programme director is Deniz Ova.

The programme will take place across six venues such as Akbank Sanat, Yapı Kredi Kültür Sanat, Arter (pictured above), Pera Museum, SALT Galata and Studio-X Istanbul, located in the vibrant neighbourhood of Beyoglu.

Photo: Hadiye Cangökçe

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