Yeditepe University Department of Visual Communication Design which joined the 2nd İstanbul Design Biennial Program received the second prize with the project ‘Tevazu’ among 72 projects within 33 academic instutitions in total from Turkey and abroad. The 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial was titled The Future Is Not What It Used To Be, and was curated by Zoë Ryan ended on 14 December and the six-week long event hosted over 100,000 visitors since its opening on 1 November.
In the Academy Program, there were 72 projects developed by 33 academic instutitions with biennial theme. Academy Program exhibition which was held with the co-operation of many Academic instutitions from Turkey and from around the world brought projects together with different points of view. Academy Program Projects were peresented at Antreop 7 in addition to University Campuses.
This year a digital platform which can also serve as an archive in the long run has been generated for all the projects joining the Academy Program. Projects which gained the most credits and projects which were entitled to be given success awards were announced in January . The award program was constituted by Polimeks Holding, the Sponsor of the Academy Program in order to support the projects.
Within this scope, the project titled ‘Tevazu’designed by Yeditepe University, Department of Visual Communication Design , received the second prize among 72 Projects. The program was coordinated and curated by Assisstant Professor Dr.Şafak Erkayhan and its graphic design was made by Lecturer Merve Çaşkurlu Belgesay and Lecturer Emre Parlak with the concept ‘Tevazu’.
Students of the Department of Visual Communication Design questioned how the design of the future should be within the light of today’s scientific and technological developments, probed, criticised and made suggestions on this concept within the framework of culture, capitalism, ecology, sustainability and human relations.
Projects of our students Tuğba Balkaya , Esma Yavuz, Selin Ürkütür, İrem Tekin, Emir Güven, Eyüp Sabri Anıl Hacıalioğlu, Emre Erendağ, Esra Göksu, Melike Kerpel, Fatih Deniz Karaçalı, Esra Horata, ve İlkay Çeviren were placed at the exhibition.
For the video documentation of the exhibition click the links below: