The 4th Istanbul Design Biennial will be held from 22 September to 4 November 2018. Curator Jan Boelen announced the concept and open call at a press meeting held on Thursday, 12 October at Salon İKSV.
The press meeting was attended by İKSV Chairman Bülent Eczacıbaşı, Director of the Istanbul Design Biennial Deniz Ova and Curator of the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial Jan Boelen, as well as members of the press, academics, and design and architecture professionals.
A conversation about the concept, A School of Schools, between Deniz Ova and Jan Boelen followed. Covering the challenges faced by design education in today's changing world, the conversation turned to the role of a design biennial and how it can be used as an experimental space for alternative approaches to design education. Both reflected on how the next edition of the Istanbul Design Biennial can build on the previous editions to create a sustainable legacy for the initiative.
The open call is extended to all designers, architects, scientists, engineers, chefs, craftspeople, activists and everyone else, who would either like to propose or participate in a school or learning experiment. The deadline for submissions is: 15 December 2017.
For the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial Jan Boelen is teaming up with Vera Sacchetti as Associate Curator and Nadine Botha as Assistant Curator.
To submit your application, please visit: aschoolofschools.iksv.org/en
The deadline for submissions is 15 December 2017.