4th Istanbul Design Biennial
4th Istanbul Design Biennial
22 September–4 November 2018

Venues
Akbank Sanat
Arter
Pera Museum
SALT Galata
Studio-X Istanbul
Yapı Kredi Culture Centre
Installation view from Arter
Photo: Ilgın Erarslan Yanmaz
Installation view from Arter
Photo: Ilgın Erarslan Yanmaz
Installation view from Arter
Photo: Kayhan Kaygusuz
Installation view from Arter
Photo: Kayhan Kaygusuz
Arter hosts 4th İstanbul Design Biennial organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) between 22 September–4 November 2018. Entitled A School of Schools and curated by Jan Boelen with associate curators Nadine Botha and Vera Sacchetti, 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. The 4th Istanbul Design Biennial can be visited free of charge until 4 November 2018.

Six of the city's most iconic cultural institutions in the Beyoğlu district – Akbank Sanat, Yapı Kredi Culture Centre, Arter, Pera Museum, SALT Galata, Studio-X Istanbul – will transform into 'schools' where new ideas in relation to expanded notions of design and its role in contemporary culture are explored.

By spreading the biennial along a walking route of around 3 km, A School of Schools highlights what we all intuitively know: learning is not limited to a single building at stipulated times through predetermined interactions. New ideas happen anywhere, anytime. We gain knowledge from family, friends, neighbours and strangers. We are schooled by our built environment and the tools we have developed to navigate it. We are all learners in the city as school, with streets for corridors, cultural institutions for classrooms, and - instead of siloed subjects - multi-disciplinary complexities: Unmaking, Currents, Earth, Scales, Time and Digestion.

Alongside the six-week-long exhibition, 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.

For detailed information: www.http://aschoolofschools.iksv.org/en/