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Visit: ‘Making City Istanbul’ exhibition

Posted on 15 October 2012

 Making City, Play the City and Salon/ at Istanbul Design Biennial by IKSV

With the aim of underlining the importance of design for production, economy, cultural interaction and quality of life, the first Istanbul Design Biennial will be realized in 2012 by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts.
Making City Istanbul
In collaboration with Istanbul Design Biennial by IKSV and the International Architecture Biennial Rotterdam (IABR),Making City Istanbul is an exhibition which examines the relationship between planning, design and politics in order to explore better methods of city making. It consists of an international conference and corollary activities on the theme of ‘Making the City’. Making City Istanbul project takes place within the context of one of the IKSV Istanbul Design Biennial exhibitions: Musibet.

Venue: Istanbul Modern
Date: October 13 – December 12, 2012

Play the City
Play the City invents new methods for interactive city-making. They integrate city gaming, digital public polls, interactive learning, co-design and social networks with traditional architecture and urbanism. Play the City’s interactive city installation ‘If I were the Mayor’ expands possibilities of your public transport card. During the Design Biennial, citizens of Istanbul will join a city vision poll by using their Istanbulkarts.

Venue: Istanbul Modern
Date: 13 October- 12 December, 2012

With each new edition, SALON/ expands and connects her existing network with new participants. This time it contains the creative network of the Netherlands and Turkey, presenting work by Dutch and Turkish (fashion) designers and artists at 35 locations in Istanbul. SALON/Istanbul takes place at the first Istanbul Design Biennial. It includes the results of the anticipatory workshops in which 15 Dutch designers collaborated with Turkish counterparts. Among the participants are Ahmet Polat, Antoine Peters, Banu Cennetoglu, Deniz Terli, Iris van Dongen, Serkan Kose, Soepboer &Stooker, Ümit Ünal, Viviane Sassen en Zeynep Bacınoğlu.

Venue: Several locations throughout the city
Date: October 10 – December, 2012

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