Istanbul Biennial Blog

The online journal of the first edition of the Istanbul Design Biennial, curated by Emre Arolat and Joseph Grima.

The map became a useful tool in which a visitor could immediately identify the different venues, events, and geographies taking part in the Biennial and shaping life in the city of Istanbul.

“To create a space that generates discussion we have to have an argument to share, to show, and exhibit, in order to receive responses and create a dialogue. It’s in this moment that the most important element for participation emerges—the interaction between different positions, including opposing ones, in open conversation. The intention is that Adhocracy is that platform; and that the curatorial selection is not a closed element, but becomes a catalyst for debate and encounter.”—Ethel Baraona Pohl, associate curator of Adhocracy.

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