Time flies. What happens when you stop for a moment, slow down, and observe time? And what is the relationship between time, education, and learning? A number of artists and designers reflected on these questions in their work. In Time School, they present alternatives for a more intense experience of time, such as weaving, travelling, taking notes, drawing, or simply sleeping or lounging around.
ISTANBUL DESIGN BIENNALE
The relationship between design and education is the central focus of the Istanbul Design Biënnale – A School of Schools. Based around six ‘schools’ (Unmaking, Currents, Earth, Scales, Time & Digestion) at six locations, a web of challenges is woven around the city of Istanbul.
In Time School, Z33 is presenting the works of Commonplace Studio, Jesse Howard & Tim Knapen, Teis De Greve, Ecole Mondiale, Emelie Röndahl, Helga Schmid, Danilo Correale and Nelly Ben Hayoun.
“In relation to the School of Schools theme, it is fascinating to look back at the ancient Greek meaning of the word skholè (σχολή), which refers to ‘free time’. The Greeks saw this as the absence of ‘working time’, i.e. a time in which people could devote themselves to non-productive studies and take time for reflection and discussion,” curator Ils Huygens says. This means that there should also be space for experimentation and for failure.
In an age in which education is increasingly evolving based on quantifiable productivity and output, Time School aims to inspire reflection on the relationship between school, learning, and time. The designers’ diverse practices and methods reveal possibilities to deepen our attention, to slow down, to pause, or simply to stop for just a moment.
CURATOR: Ils Huygens
ARTISTS: Commonplace Studio, Jesse Howard & Tim Knapen, Teis De Greve, Ecole Mondiale, Emelie Röndahl, Helga Schmid, Danilo Correale en Nelly Ben Hayoun
Salt Galata, Bankalar Caddesi 11, Karaköy, Istanbul
Coproduced by Z33 & Istanbul Design Biënnale