The first edition of the Istanbul Design Biennial will be held from 13 October to 12 December 2012 by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) under the co sponsorship of Eren Holding, Koray Group of Companies, Vestel and VitrA. The deadline for submissions for the two exhibitions, which will be independently curated by the biennial’s curators, Emre Arolat and Joseph Grima within the framework of the biennial theme ‘Imperfection’ (Kusurluluk) is 2 June 2012.
The Istanbul Design Biennial, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts for the first time, explores a wide range of fields, from urban design (environmental, urban and regional planning) to architecture, photography, industrial, graphic, fashion, textile and interaction design, and all related creative fields.
The theme of the Istanbul Design Biennial is adopted as “Imperfection” (Kusurluluk) at the suggestion of Deyan Sudjic, Director of The Design Museum in London and a member of the Biennial’s advisory board. The two curators of the biennial, Emre Arolat and Joseph Grima will present two different approaches within the framework of the biennial theme. The deadline is 2 June 2012 for project submissions to the Istanbul Design Biennial exhibitions “MUSIBET” (curated by Emre Arolat) and “ADHOCRACY” (curated by Joseph Grima). There are no disciplinary or geographic limitations to the projects that can be submitted for inclusion in the biennial. For more information visit ISTANBULDESIGNBIENNIAL.IKSV.ORG (photo: iKSV)