A ‘School of Schools’: Istanbul Design Biennial 2018 showcases the shaping up of design education

Istanbul Design Biennale 2018 - Genetically Modified by Pinar Yoldas - Ph by Kayhan Kaygusuz

How can design learning make our future more humane? Titled A SCHOOL OF SCHOOLS, Istanbul Design Biennial 2018 explores the design process across 6 venues in Turkey’s cultural capital.

London Design Biennale 2018 goes emotional

London Design Festival 2018. Australia installation: photo by Ed Reeve.

Themed ‘Emotional States’, London Design Biennale 2018 focuses on the power of design to create, trigger and shape emotions. We selected 12 of the best installations on show including a kinetic architecture adapting to body movement, a rainbow structure celebrating LGBT right to equal love, nostalgia-infused wallpapers and a temporary shelter and objects designed by refugees.

2017 Beazley Designs of the Year: 8 politically charged projects reacting to social issues and emergencies

2017 Beazley Design of The year. Yara Said, Refugee Nation - Photo by Francisco de Deus.

The Refugee Nation Olympic flag, Brexit-related graphic designs and the Pussyhat worn by protesters in the USA following President Trump’s sexist comments. There are a lot of politics in the shortlisted projects competing for the 2017 Beazley Designs of the Year Award.

Refugee Republic online documentary portrays everyday life in a Iraqi refugee camp

With Refugee Republic interactive online documentary, awarded Submarine Channel allows to discover everyday life in a refugee camp in Iraq. Drawings, photos and videos narrate the transformation of a temporary site to a small city but also the life, struggles and hopes of its residents.