The 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial will take place between 1 November to 14 December 2014.Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (?KSV), and curated by Zoë Ryan, the theme of this year’s edition is The Future Is Not What It Used To Be. 
Under this overarching title, Zoë Ryan revisits the manifesto as a platform and catalyst for critical thinking in design. The biennial asks, how can we reclaim the manifesto for the 21st century and beyond, not only in the production of texts, but through actions, services, provocations, or objects and seize the potential to incite inventive outcomes? 
Selected through a two stage call for ideas, Ryan sought manifestos that opened new attitudes and sensibilities, highlighted underexplored or overlooked aspects of society, and prompted further investigation and exchange about our designed and constructed age.
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