2nd Istanbul Design Biennial – call for ideas

November 19, 2013

The Istanbul Design Biennial is seeking submissions of contemporary manifestos that explore the complex role of design in today’s society.

The dates have been set for the second edition of the Istanbul Design Biennial - 18 October to 14 December 2014. And, the submissions of contemporary manifestos that explore the complex role of design in today’s society have been invited.

Titled ‘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?

The biennial, which is organised by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV), will comprise a wide range of events, workshops, conferences and screenings centered around its exhibitions program.

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 no disciplinary or geographic limitations to the projects that can be submitted for inclusion in the biennial.

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

The deadline for submissions is 1 February 2013.

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