The first pre-event of the İstanbul Design Biennial will be organised at Kadir Has University, Cibali Campus, on 2-3 December 2010.
Titled "Why Design, Why Biennial?", the symposium aims to create means for a productive debate on the interaction of design and diverse fields such as environment, culture, politics, economy, education, technology, and science. With presentations of leading figures from various sectors, the issue of design and the city will also be elaborated with a specific focus on Istanbul. Within this framework, the symposium is structured around four main thematic parts: Design and Its Genetics, Design and Its Micro-Components, Design and Its Macro-Components, Design and the City.
With speakers from institutions such as Design Business Association, Design Management Institute, Designboom, Zona Tortona, Design Museum in London, and Material Connexion, as well as prominent figures of design in Turkey from both the academia and the practical field, the Symposium invites you to a two-day gathering of design and everything that it is connected to.
Please click for the symposium programme.