On 22 September 2018 – after two days of previews, conversations, workshops and mental stratching – the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial opened its doors to the public. Curated by Jan Boelen, with Vera Sacchetti and Nadine Botha, “A school of schools” has been distributed in some of the city’s main venues. Here we propose a visual tour of the selected projects, aggregated by the curators in six thematic schools: Unmaking School (located at Akbank Sanat), Currents School (Yapı Kredi Culture Centre), Earth School (Arter), Scales School (Pera Museum), Time School (SALT Galata), Digestion School (Studio-X). The exhibition design is by architect Asli Çiçek and product designer Lukas Wegwerth: a modular system that adapts to different locations and helps make the biennial a unified exhibition.
Cover image: The Physical Geography of the Sea – Studio Folder (Marco Ferrari, Elisa Pasqual, Pietro Leoni). Photo Delfino Sisto Legnani