ISTANBUL DESIGN BIENNIAL 2018
Commissioned by Formal Academy Art
for Istanbul Design Biennial, curated by Jan Boelen
direction, logo and identity, installation, 3 carpets
For the Istanbul Design Biennial we produced the identity and installation design of 'Transitional School', a project by Aformal Academy (architects Jason Hilgefort and Merve Bedir) in the fall of 2018. Transitional School facilitated workshops in large Eurasia: Doha, Saigon, Bangkok and Istanbul.
We designed three carpets with a datavisualisation of the four case studies that were carried out. These go beyond their representation, where selected objects and materials were brought in relations with making, the transnational flow of materials and resources, and the layers of production and labour in the so called 'New Silk Road'. The logo for 'Transitional School' consists of the four different scripts that are used in these specific regions: Brahmi, Quốc ngữ, Jawi Thai, and Turkish.