4th Istanbul Design Biennial

Jan Boelen is curator of 4th Istanbul Design Biennial , which takes place on 22 September–4 November 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey.


The Istanbul Design Biennial, taking place since 2012, aims to bring together a diverse cross section of design ideas, exploring a wide range of fields concerning design. Seeding ideas and fostering dialogue and intersections within the creative and academic community, the biennial operates on a network of national and international collaborations with cultural agents, institutions, universities and companies. Using the city as a dynamic space for projects, actions and interventions the biennial tackles global design problems by discussing the notion of design, stimulating critical debate, foregrounding underexplored 2V0-621D or overlooked aspects of society and prompting further investigation into and exchange about emerging conditions of our world. Committed to design as a tool for 70-417 understanding the complex role of design in today’s society the biennial as a progressive discussion platform is in permanent transformation.

The 4th Istanbul Design Biennial Advisory Board Members are ‎Director of Research and Programs at SALT, Meriç Öner; Partner at Superpool International Multidisciplinary Design Studio and Director of Studio-X Istanbul, Selva Gürdoğan; Director of the Dresden Museum 210-451 of Decorative Arts, Tulga Beyerle; writer, Chief curator at the Design Museum and Co-head of Design 210-260 Curating & Writing at Design Academy Eindhoven, Justin McGuirk; architect, curator and editor at e-flux Architecture, Nikolaus Hirsch.

The conceptual framework of the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, will be announced at a media conference in autumn 2017.