A School of Schools: Transcending the Bauhaus
Last year, when we initiated the topic of A School of Schools, it was exactly 99 years ago that the Bauhaus was inaugurated. This ground-breaking German design school actually defined design education around the world. This year, centenary celebrations of the Bauhaus are taking place in nearly every city in Europe. How does A School of Schools contribute to the contemporary dialogue about the Bauhaus?
Time School or a School of Time
Staged in Salt Galata’s exhibition space, Time School speaks to the overarching concept of the Biennial, A School of Schools, an investigation into the role of learning, knowledge and education through art and design practice today. Its first iteration was shown in April this year at ALCOVA during Milan Design Week under the name School of Time. This show premiered two interactive installations developed by artist group Commonplace Studio, Jesse Howard & Tim Knapen, and a second installation developed by Teis De Greve. For Istanbul, the Time School exhibition has expanded and is featuring works by four new artists: Danilo Correale, Ecole Mondiale, Emilie Röndahl and Helga Schmid, of which the last three all produced new works for this show.
The Time of What Remains: Design and Potentialities
Each DESIS Philosophy Talk aims to explore how philosophical reflections can not only help understand but also empower new forms of experimentations within cutting-edge design research. The conversation always take place within a specific context which in this case is the exhibition Time School, one of the subthemes developed within the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial. This talk is a further expansion of the topics that were addressed at the Desis Philosophy Talk #5.4 held previously this year, at the Time School’s first presentation during the Milan Design Week.
Exhibition Perpetual Uncertainty
Perpetual Uncertainty is an exploration of contemporary art in the nuclear anthropocene. The exhibition brings together international artists from across Europe, the USA and Japan to investigate experiences of nuclear technology, radiation and the complex relationship between knowledge and deep time.
Ele Carpenter. Getting Closer to Deep Time with Kota Takeuchi
Over the last 6 years, Fukushima-based artist Kota Takeuchi has made a series of intelligently informed and aesthetically embedded artworks that draw us closer to the contaminated site of the dilapidated Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power plant
Ele Carpenter. God of the Underworld
Ele Carpenter, curator of Nuclear Culture, reflects on overcoming nuclear fear and reclaiming agency through a visit to Belgium-based nuclear research lab, High-Activity Disposal Experimental Site HADES. What can be the agency of art and architecture in this radioactive deep time context?
Ele Carpenter. (Post-) Nuclear Anthropocene
Nuclear industry is undergoing a process of decommissioning and waste management. At the same time, a renewed interest in the ‘nuclear humanities’ is now also reaching art and curating. Curator and writer Ele Carpenter reflects on the relation of art and nuclear culture.
Jan Boelen. New Condition of the Earth
The Earth is not in crisis, but in a new condition for living and for design. How can a designer be aware of how the world is represented and how it shapes, mediates and affects our thoughts, behaviour and worldviews? How can designers take action to intervene or reshift and reconfigure the construction of the world?