20th September 2018
Flint launches 4th Istanbul Design Biennial with over 200 interdisciplinary practitioners from across the globe

A collaboration between Flint’s Istanbul and London teams sees the launch this week of the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial, which will run from the 22nd September 2018 until 4th November 2018.

Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), the biennial brings together projects from more than 200 interdisciplinary practitioners from across the globe. For six weeks, designers, architects, artists, theoreticians and several others will converge in Turkey’s cultural capital to explore the many dimensions of design and learning.

Titled A School of Schools, the biennial is curated by Jan Boelen with associate curators Nadine Botha and Vera Sacchetti.

Six of the city’s most iconic cultural institutions in the Beyoğlu district will transform into ‘schools’ where new ideas in relation to expanded notions of design and its role in contemporary culture are explored.

Alongside the exhibitions, the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial presents an ambitious public programme which will take learning outside the walls of the classroom into the streets, and spread it throughout the city.

“By naming the design biennial A School of Schools”, curator Jan Boelen explains, “we sought to go beyond the traditional ‘school-as-institution’ connotation. Everything and everywhere is a school, and every single interaction we have with design is pedagogical.”

The list of the participants and the detailed programme of 4th Istanbul Design Biennial events and publications can be found at www.aschoolofschools.iksv.org.

Image Credit: Yapi Kredi Kultur Yayincilik © Koray Senturk, Courtesy of 4th Istanbul Design Biennial .