2016 Istanbul Design Biennial
Are We Human? The Design of the Species
2 seconds, 2 days, 2 years, 200 years, 200,000 years
Curated by Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley, the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial proposed a discussion on how design in its multiple areas has affected the human condition and behaviour.
The 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial explores the intimate relationship between the concepts of “design” and “human.” Design always presents itself as serving the human but its real ambition is to redesign the human. The history of design is therefore a history of evolving conceptions of the human. To talk about design is to talk about the state of our species. (rewehuman.iksv.org/exhibition/)
Homo Cellular is an installation that presents a multi-dimensional analysis of the dramatic transformation of the human by the cell-phone exploring new forms of human interaction, ways of occupying space, gestures, selfies, drones, massive communication infrastructure, surveillance, and personal expression.
Curatorial Team: Ivan-Nicholas Cisneros, Jesse L. McCormick, Iara Pimenta, Gizem Sivri / Display: Andres Jaque and the Office for Political Innovation
Design Has Gone Viral
Design Has Gone Viral is a six-screen video installation that exposes the omnipresence of the word ‘design’ in the contemporary world: from book covers and street signs, to online advertisements and virtual world games.
Curatorial Team: Nazli Ercan, Mercedes Peralta, Iara Pimenta, Gizem Sivri, Wei Wei Zhang / Display: Andres Jaque and the Office for Political Innovation