Colomina to Curate 2016 Istanbul Design Biennial with Mark Wigley


Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley have been appointed as the curators of the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial, to be held from 22 October to 4 December 2016 by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV).

About the Istanbul Design Biennial
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 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 understanding the complexity of today's society, the biennial is a progressive discussion platform that is in permanent transformation.

The conceptual framework of the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts from 22 October to 4 December 2016, will be announced at a press conference in December 2015 by the curators Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley.

The 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial Advisory Board Members are managing director of Finnish design company Artek Marianne Goebl; architect and founder of architecture studio SuperpoolSelva Gürdoğan; designer, historian, architecture critic and curator Gökhan Karakuş; John H. Bryan Chair and Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago and curator of the 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial Zoë Ryan; and Founding Director Vitra Design Museum, President C.I.R.E.C.A. Domaine de Boisbuchet Alexander von Vegesack.

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