New City Reader on streets of Istanbul

New City Reader on streets of Istanbul

ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
New City Reader on streets of Istanbul

The New City Reader is on the streets of Istanbul with its first issue ‘Agenda.

With the aim of underlining the importance of design for production, economy, cultural interaction and quality of life, the first Istanbul Design Biennial will be realized in 2012 by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV). 

The New City Reader, a project of the biennial, has hit the streets of Istanbul with its first issue ‘Agenda.’ This issue’s editors are the founders of the paper, Joseph Grima and Kazys Varnelis.

The New City Reader is a newspaper on architecture, design, public space and the city. First published as part of The Last Newspaper, an exhibition held at the New Museum for Contemporary Art (New York City) in 2011, a new edition of the public newspaper will be published by the Istanbul Design Biennial team, to be hung on the streets of Istanbul in the months preceding the opening and during the run of the Istanbul Design Biennale. 

Each issue of the The New City Reader will be guest-edited by a contributing network of architects, theorists, and research groups who will each bring their own particular expertise on the publication’s individual sections.

In emulation of a practice common in the nineteenth century, and still popular in parts of the world today, The New City Reader is designed to be posted in public for collective reading.

Conceived by Grima from Domus and Varnelis from Netlab, the newspaper’s content is derived from a series of discussions, debates, interviews and research into the spatial implications of epochal shifts in technology, economy, and society today.

The biennial will be held from Oct. 13 and Dec. 12 with the theme of “Imperfection.” It will be open to all disciplines of the creative industries in major fields such as urban design, architecture, interior design, industrial design, graphic design, new media design and fashion design, as well as their subfields.