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The 4th Istanbul Design Biennial
September 22 - November 4
Organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and curated by the artistic director Jan Boelen, the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial, A School of Schools, aims to present an unconventional approach to reflect on design and knowledge.
The event will take place from September 22 to November 4 at six arts venues around the city—Akbank Sanat, Arter, Pera Museum, SALT Galata, Studio-X İstanbul, and Yapı Kredi Kültür Sanat—each focusing on a specific theme within the wider aim of transforming design education.
The biennial’s slogan “design as learning, and learning as design,” reflects a desire to question the current orthodoxies of design education, seek alternatives, and create new knowledge. All events of the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial is free of charge.