Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts and curated by Zoe Ryan, the Istanbul Design Biennial has been open to the public since 1 November and will go on until 14 December, 2014.
The biennial features 53 projects from more than 200 designers all over the world that address the fair’s theme “The Future Is Not What It Used To Be”. There is also a list of panels, conversations, workshops, film screenings and many other events.
The exhibited projects question the role of design, its relationship to society and its ability to be an active agent for change. And according to Ryan, Istanbul has a thriving creative community and dialogue to which the biennial will contribute.
Ryan adds: “The 2014 Istanbul Design Biennial is envisioned in a conversation started. It is an occasion to present a range of projects by some of the most inventive practitioners working today, and emphasise the critical role that design plays in identifying points of urgency and posing question about the objects, buildings and environments we interact with daily, as well as materialising outcomes.”
The biennial’s even space is Antrepo 7, while the fair’s second exhibition hub is located at the Galata Greek Primary School.