ACTIVATIONS
14.00 ONLINE
01.05.2021
Science, Design and Kitchen: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue
On Saturday, 1 May, one of the designers of the Microbial Fruits of Istanbul project, Orkan Telhan comes together with Nazlı Arda, a molecular biologist from the Istanbul University’s Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, one of the partner institutions of the project and historian and food critic Nazlı Pişkin. In this interdisciplinary talk moderated by the other partners of the project, Kokopelli Şehirde and Nadas İstanbul, the discussion will be shaped around Istanbul's gardens, microorganisms, underground and aboveground diversity, food and fermentation, addressing primarily the Microbial Fruits of Istanbul project. The talk also aims at introducing the microbial kit containing the microorganisms that were taken out of the gardens of Istanbul and been reproduced in a laboratory environment within the scope of the project, as well as bringing them together with the volunteers who wish to establish new relationships with these microorganisms by including them in their food and soil. The talk will be held in Turkish.     The New Civic Rituals Talks are supported by VitrA.     Zoom Link: https://iksv-org.zoom.us/j/97589458769?pwd=aXJveURlZ2N4ZjA2ckp6YllOR0NPZz09 Meeting ID: 975 8945 8769
Passcode: 188239
TYPE OF EVENT
Public talk, Orkan Telhan, Nazlı Arda, Nazlı Pişkin, Kokopelli Şehirde, Nadas İstanbul

PROGRAMME BY
Eylül Şenses
Saturday 24 April, from 12.00 on (GMT+3)
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Not quite a finissage!
Not quite a finissage! is designed as a day-long event which partially marks closure while opening new works to the public. The event  focused on the research projects displayed in the Library of Land and Sea but also encompassed many surprises reflecting the spirit of this edition. Co-hosted with the Design Museum and Het Nieuwe Instituut and in collaboration with calling, the event made its onlinepremiere, on Saturday, 24 April. It comprises talks, walks, performances and screenings from an international line-up of designers and artists including Dele Adeyemo, Ibiye Camp and Dámaso Randulfe, Black Athena Collective, Counterspace, Linda Schilling Cuellar, Dansbana!, Sophie Krier & Eric Wong, Aslıhan Demirtaş, FRAUD, Ilana Harris-Babou, Ayşenaz Toker and Merve Tuna, Anna Puigjaner – MAIO & Alina Abouelenin, BUREAU, Pelin Tan & Vivien Sansour & Luigi Coppola, Orkan Telhan & elii, theOtherDada, TiriLab, Aslı Uludağ. Not quite a finissage! was shared through İKSV’s YouTube channel as well as the websites of the Design Museum and Het Nieuwe Instituut. For more information about the programme, please click here.   Watch Not quite a finissage!
TYPE OF EVENT
Day-long digital event
(conversations, talks, walks, performances, film screenings)
During April, every Friday at 15:00
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Do you have a microbe friend?
Developing a new ‘oral-culture’, Microbial Fruits of Istanbul installation allows the audience to experience, empathise with, and learn about the heritage of gardens in relation to the ecological and socio-political realities of our time. During April, every Friday at 15:00, there will be a live performance from a robotic speaking parrot who will deliver their histories in the form of fables written for future generations.
TYPE OF EVENT
Performance

PROGRAMME BY
Eylül Şenses
19.00 ONLINE
02.04.2021
New Civic Rituals Talks: Microbial Fruits of Istanbul
Developing a new ‘oral-culture’, Microbial Fruits of Istanbul installation will distribute a fermentation kit to make microbial fruits – microorganisms, ingredients, and recipe – that allow the audience to experience, empathise with, and learn about the heritage of gardens in relation to the ecological and socio-political realities of our time. On 2 April, as the kick-off event of the public programme of the Microbial Fruits of Istanbul, designers of the project, Orkan Telhan and elii come together with Mariana Pestana, the curator of the 5th Istanbul Design Biennial and Deniz Ova, the director of the Istanbul Design Biennial. In this online public talk, the project and the public programme will be introduced and some of the questions that had been raised on microorganisms will be discussed.  The talk will be held in English. The New Civic Rituals Talks are supported by VitrA.    
TYPE OF EVENT
Public lecture, Deniz Ova, Mariana Pestana, Orkan Telhan, Uriel Fogué

PROGRAMME BY
Eylül Şenses
16.00 ONLINE
06.03.2021
The Human-Robot Distinction through 2030 and Beyond

Can Batukan and Başak Ozan Özparlak will give a speech titled The Human-Robot Distinction through 2030 and Beyond on March 6, in parallel with Empathy Talks. In this talk Can Batukan will delve into the human-robot distinction while expanding on the connection between the “soulfulness of the robot” and “soullessness of the human'' in the 21st century by focusing on dichotomies such as immortality and mortality, life and death, living and non-living, and soul and body.

By situating robots in a position that does more than granting them a legal personality or responsibility, and starting off from the question of “Should we defend the rights of robots as much as we defend the rights of trees, water or animals?”, Başak Ozan Özparlak will open into discussion a law system that prioritises humans in line with the dichotomy between living and non-living.

The talk will be held in Turkish.

Visual: Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927)

Watch the video recording.

TYPE OF EVENT
Public lecture, Başak Ozan Özparlak, Can Batukan
16.00 ONLINE
19.12.2020
The Revolution Woodstove
New Civic Rituals Talks brings together Bits to Atoms, co-designers of The Revolution Stove which was placed at the Karaköy Pier, and Urban.koop, hosts of the project.
 
The New Civic Rituals Talks are supported by VitrA.
 
 
TYPE OF EVENT
Public talk, Bits to Atoms and Urban.koop

PROGRAMME BY
Eylül Şenses
18.00 ONLINE
13.11.2020
The Map of Empathic Society
Tereza Ruller, co-founder of The Rodina, will talk about The Map of Empathic Society, which invites viewers to step in and become part of it. The background and context of the installation will be explored through Ruller’s ideas on the term performative design, inspired by Johan Huizinga's writings about the homo ludens and Donna Haraway's theory of multispecies togetherness. The Rodina believes in the importance of caring and playing in order for an empathic society to develop. Tereza Ruller will then give insight into different imagined places on the map and present a video documentation of a performance by Ekin Tunceli and Pinar Akyuz.
 
The New Civic Rituals Talks are supported by VitrA.
 
 
TYPE OF EVENT
Public lecture, Tereza Ruller


PROGRAMME BY
Ulya Soley
12.00 ONLINE
14.11.2020
Introduction to Sprouts and Microgreens
One of the supporters of Germinator, EK BİÇ YE İÇ gives an online lecture on sprouts and microgreens. This workshop to be broadcast online provides introductory information on the significance of highly nutritious microgreens, how they can be produced at home, and how they can be incorporated into our meals. Germinator will be reactivated in cooperation with EK BİÇ YE İÇ in April 2021.    Watch the online lecture.
TYPE OF EVENT
Workshop (pre-recorded broadcast)

PROGRAMME BY
Nur Horsanalı
14.00 ONLINE
8.11.2020
Urban Commons in the Digital Age: A Digitally Fabricated Stove in Istanbul
Urban.koop (urban studies cooperative), which hosts The Revolution Woodstove within the Istanbul Design Biennial, aims to bring together NGOs, researchers and experts from diverse academic and institutional backgrounds working in urban scale in order to provide a solidarity network that supports independent urban studies. This online workshop led by Urban.koop aims to present an experience around the digitally fabricated stove, and to disseminate and expand its story.
TYPE OF EVENT
Workshop

PROGRAMME BY
Eylül Şenses
19.00 ONLINE
11.11.2020
Climate Crisis and Urban Agriculture
As the climate crisis threatens food security, could urban agricultural practices be pointing to a new era in which citizens define their own food and agriculture systems? Held in parallel with the project titled Germinator, climate scientist Prof. Dr. Levent Kurnaz will give an online lecture on climate change and agriculture. Before the lecture, Şükran Toy, founder of the Saint-Joseph High School’s Permaculture Club, will share the story of the Fenerbahçe Park Community Garden, which will host Germinator throughout the biennial.
 
The New Civic Rituals Talks are supported by VitrA.
 
 
TYPE OF EVENT
Public lecture, Levent Kurnaz; Opening speech: Şükran Toy

PROGRAMME BY
Nur Horsanalı
17.00 ONLINE
7.11.2020
Constructing Dance in the Republican Era
Arzu Öztürkmen will talk about different dance practices during the modernization process in Turkey, parallel to the Dansbana! Kalamış project. What is social dance? Taking this question as a starting point, she firstly deals with the subject of "Tarcan Zeybeği", imagined by Selim Sırrı Tarcan in the 1920s, and looks at the relationship between this ballroom dance and the growing folk dance movement in community centres. Finally, she touches upon the reinvention of Western dance practices in the urban scene in Turkey.
 
The New Civic Rituals Talks are supported by VitrA.
 
TYPE OF EVENT
Public lecture, Arzu Öztürkmen


PROGRAMME BY
Ulya Soley