Turkish and Dutch design inspire at Co-Design

This fall, Istanbul will be the meeting place for Dutch and Turkish design for two months. Between 20 September and 20 November 2018, the Dutch Consulate General in Istanbul will organise a series of events under the theme of ‘Co-Design; Designing our livable cities together’.  

Poster met typografie

The programme encompasses the two major design activities of 2018 in Turkey: 4th Istanbul Design Biennale (20 September – 4 November) and the Turkey Design Week (16-18 November). The central theme of the programme is ‘Livable Cities’.

Co-design sessions

The programme brings together designers, governments, companies, and universities and research bodies to improve cooperation, forge new partnerships between the Netherlands and Turkey, and increase the visibility of Dutch design and the Dutch approach in Turkey.

The Consulate organises total of 9 Dutch Co-Design Sessions. We do this together with Turkish and Dutch partners, including IKSV, WRISC Turkey, Circo (ClickNL), the Creative Industries Fund, Het Nieuwe Instituut, TU Delft, the municipalities of Amsterdam, Beyoglu and Şişli, Koc University KUAR, Dutch Cycling Embassy, Dutch Urban Approach, ETMK, ENTA, Turkey Design Week/Outwork, Atolye, BCSD Turkey and many more.

Palais de Hollande

During the Biennale the Consulate, located in the Palais de Hollande in Istanbul, will be transformed into a Dutch Design Pavilion. It will host an exhibition focused around the theme ‘WASTE: discarded, forgotten and rejected material’ with works of several Dutch artists, including Formafantasma and Christien Meindertsma. Curator of the exhibition is Jan Boelen, also the curator of the Design Biennale. Visitors can visit the Pavilion during guided tours where they need to register beforehand.

More information

If you want to receive more information or participate in one of the many Co-Design activities, please follow the facebookpage of the Dutch Consulate General in Istanbul.

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