February 10, 2012

‘Why Design, Why Biennial?’: Istanbul Design Symposium

Date: 02 December Thursday 2010

Place: Kadir Has University

Until the first Istanbul Design Biennial, to be held in 2012, symposiums, workshops, exhibitions, and similar preliminary events will be organised during the preparation stage. The first event within this framework, the International Istanbul Design Symposium, was held successfully at Kadir Has University on December 2 and 3.

The International Istanbul Design Symposium, titled “Why Design, Why Biennial?”, hosted 29 speakers, 7 of which were from abroad. 300 people attended the symposium, including students, scholars, company owners who are active in the field of design, members of related organizations and institutions, and representatives of both the national and international press. It was evident that a positive meeting environment had been fostered.