The 4th Istanbul Design Biennial, titled A School of Schools and curated by Jan Boelen with Nadine Botha and Vera Sacchetti, is pleased to announce the first participants of this year’s edition, which takes place from 22 September to 4 November 2018.
Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and sponsored by VitrA, the biennial will bring together old and new knowledge, academic and amateur, professional and personal, engaging multigenerational, transdisciplinary practitioners from Turkey and abroad.
At Akbank Sanat, the Unmaking School emphasizes the irrepressible human instinct to be creative as a pedagogical dynamo that drives innovation in production, redefines the future of work, and reframes our engagement with our cities.
At Yapı Kredi Culture Centre, the Currents School explores flows, networks, distribution, and hierarchies of information and subjects, both digital and analogue, abstract and embodied, to critically examine new technology and systems.
At Pera Museum, the Scales School investigates the fluidity of taxonomies, quantifications, and institutionalised norms, standards and values to highlight biases and assumptions in our social, economic and intellectual agreements.
At Arter, the Earth School asks what is natural, what is disaster, and what is evolution when the planet and human are forced to renegotiate their pedagogical relationship.
At SALT Galata, the Time School travels from hyper-speed and acceleration into the expansiveness of deep time, learning about contested pasts and speculative futures from paradoxical durational perspectives and the objects that dictate them.
At Studio-X Istanbul, the Digestion School learns from metabolic systems, patterns of consumption, cultural rituals, and food infrastructure to consider how circular education and lifelong learning manifest.