Projects for Design Biennial
ISTANBULOrganized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), and curated by Zoë Ryan, the 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial will take place between Nov. 1 and Dec. 14. The theme of this year’s edition is “The Future Is Not What It Used to Be.”
Over 800 submissions from both Turkish and international designers were received, with 75 dynamic projects selected for inclusion.
The projects include LEPSIS: The Art of Growing Grasshoppers, by Mansour Ourasanah from San Francisco, which addresses the implications of a growing world population and the imminent global food shortage through the cultivation of grasshoppers for human consumption; Alternative Bug Out Bags, kits for short term evacuation after a disaster by Jessica Charlesworth & Tim Parsons from Chicago; Tweeting Architecture: What hath 140 characters wrought!, a visualization of a dynamic data network from a pool of design related tweets by Istanbul-based architects Cansu Cürgen and Eren Tekin; and #occupygezi architecture, by the Istanbul based non-profit organization Herkes İçin Mimarlık (Architecture for All) which examines what happens when architecture is removed from architects in cases such as the global Occupy protests.
Exhibitions will be presented at the Galata Greek Primary School. They will cover fields of design, technology, fashion, graphics, urbanism, product design, film and food, with a lively day and evening program for all ages.