Coordinator: Elif KOCABIYIK SAVASTA
Aren Emre KURTGÖZÜ
Aslı Ceylan ÖNER
Doç. Dr. Can ÖZCAN
Can UÇKAN YÜKSEL
Cenk Hasan DERELİ
Elvan ÖZKAVRUK ADANIR
Dr. Erdal UZUNOĞLU
Ezgi EZDAR ONUR
İsmail Hakkı KESİRLİ
Doç. Dr. Mine OVACIK
Doç. Dr. Ö. Osman DEMİRBAŞ
Özlem ŞENYOL KOCAER
Prof. Dr. Sevda ALANKUŞ
Dr. Sultan KAYGIN SEL
Doç. Dr. Şebnem GÖKÇEN
Doç. Dr. Şölen KİPÖZ
Ögr. Gör. Yankı GÖKTEPE
Doç. Dr. Zehra AKDEMİR
Good Design Izmir_8: Call for Theme
Good Design Izmir, organised by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mediterranean Academy since 2016, is a public program that brings together design studies on Mediterranean and world issues in Izmir and carries them out in dialogue and cooperation with all stakeholders.
Every year under a specific theme, it brings together all groups engaged in design-related activities on a local, national and international scale with an egalitarian, collaborative and participatory approach and paves the way for sharing professional, educational, intellectual works on design through activities such as talks/panels, exhibitions, workshops, film screenings, performances, competitions, and projects.
Good Design Izmir will be held for the eighth time this year and we invite you to contribute to determining the theme of Good Design Izmir_8 together. We expect you to submit your theme proposals with its title, keywords and conceptual framework. Please find below the theme selection criteria and detailed information about Good Design Izmir.
The deadline for theme proposal application is 17 May 2023. Theme proposals will be evaluated by the Academy Board in line with the selection criteria.
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your questions.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mediterranean Academy
Theme application form: http://bit.ly/42qNZZ5
Application deadline: 17 May 2023
Theme Selection Criteria
- Identity of the programme: It should continue the Good Design Izmir line suggested by past themes [‘Output’, ‘Making Space’, ‘Together’, ‘Loop’, ‘Common Futures’, ‘Common Futures Again’, ‘Vital’].
- Internationalisation: It should address Mediterranean and world issues on a local, national and international scale with a focus on design.
- Interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary approach: It should embrace all design fields and all disciplines with a focus on design.
- Relationship with the city: It should consider the qualities and capacities of the city and its region; promote social, cultural, economic and environmental revitalisation; and propose visible outputs/improvements in the city.
- Engagement with designers, institutions, city dwellers: It should arouse interest, invite and involve; make them think, encourage them to establish dialogue; inspire them to share, partner and co-produce; and pursue an egalitarian, collaborative and participatory approach.
- Timeliness: It should be present- and future-orientated.
- Expression: It should be expressed in a clear, simple, original, and universal language.
CYCLIC WHEELS-VERTICAL HIERARCHIES
Life on earth, which was embraced by a linear timeline with no return, provides a stage of struggle consisting of cycles that human has complied with but still in search of a state of domination. Having experienced of existing only for thousands of years compared to billions of years of age of the Earth, humans tend to corrupt the natural cycle by digressing the balanced relation established with the nature, in a way inserting the hierarchy of needs just like a knife into the wheel of natural cycle.
Even this hopeless fight of humans against omnipotent Nature brings short lived, relative gains along, which can be called nothing but only a Pyrrhic victory. Yet, humans chose a dominating role through increasing population and developing technology against nature but they must convert their breeding practice of gene transferring into an intellect-based practice of existing compatible with nature’s cycle.
The task of protecting the delicate balance between meeting the needs of the humans and the continuation of the cycle is at the hands of the designers who, by their creativity, touch the lives of ordinary people by creating spaces and objects that become part of their daily lives. Having accepted the necessity of creating an equalitarian living on earth rather than treating the other stakeholders (no matter organic or inorganic) to maintain the sustainability of life, it becomes the duty of the designer to ensure such equality.
This exhibition brings a light into the worldview of the young brains educated in the departments of design of various fields in the institutions in Izmir. It is worth bearing in mind while visiting the exhibition that we still have a long way to go to establish an understanding that we (humans) are not superior but only equal to the other beings on Earth. Yet, it gives hope to observe the awareness also reflected in designs.
Starting form the End…
From the hands of men, the Apocalypse will come…
|Dila Katlan/X-Ray ve Memento mori|
Not my, but my physiology wants…
Everything starts with fulfillment of the basic needs…
|Sevinç Zeynep Ellez/Yığma yemek takımı|
|Kübra Hacer Çağlar/Ye-Giy-Tutsak Et|
|Derviş Cemal Akçiçek /Coğrafi Bilgi Sistemleri|
|Gizem Öztürk/Denizli İl Tarım Arazileri|
|Alp Arda Gönenmiş/Nefes alan kuleler|
|İpek Bolel/Pinha Pharma|
Let the World turn around, let the cycle continue and me be safe…
A search for multi-layered safety within the spookiness of the World.
|Betül Cenen/Calantha Doğal Güzellik Ürünleri|
|Büşra Mumcuoğlu/Ninni&Kağıt Kesme|
|Ayşegül Ulutaş/Pera’da Gece Yarısı|
|Yiğit Yerlikaya/Kardeş Katili|
|Seyit Koyuncu/Demir adalar|
|Anıl Bayraktar/Geçmişteki Gelecek|
|Bartu İmamtorunu/Gods of Turkic Mythology|
|Emir Mustafa Cihat/Autopoesis|
|Yeşim Pekesin/Circle of Dead|
|Recep Hakan Öner/Biolight|
I have social needs…
The human wants to be a part of, to get socialize or to draw away sometimes…
|Gizem Can/Cabin fever|
|Haydar Pekdüz/Mahrem-i Esrar|
|Burak Bilgen/Traditional motifs|
|Büşra Üstündağ/Kadın dostu kent|
|Ayşegül Demir/Çanakkale Art Complex|
|Efe Kurtoğlu/Ludic plant|
|İpek Sena Gümüş/4 Element Merkezi|
|Merve Şimşek/Unity of Opposites|
|Ecenur Kızılörenli/Damlacık Bir Toplum Merkezi|
|Fatma Şeker/Damlacıkta Bir Toplum Merkezi|
|Arzu Feruz/Çağdaş İnteraktif Müze İç Mekanları|
|Berkay Özdemir/Çağdaş İnteraktif Müze İç Mekanları – İnteraktif Anti Müze|
|Nilay Altınay/ Çağdaş İnteraktif Müze İç Mekanları – İnteraktif Anti Müze|
|Can Özgür Anacak/Seyir|
|Oğuzhan Boz/Söyleyin Ona|
|Ataberk Kırçuvaloğlu/Lotus Çiçeği|
|Mahinur Bulut/ile olmak|
|Selenay Çelik/Alternatif Piyesler|
|Hatice Ersöz/Gülizar-Hayattan Bana Kalan|
|Zeki Kartal/The Coin|
Find me at Place M’as-tu vu!*
Human wants to get recognized by taste…
|Kuzey Kılınçhan/Seramik iç aydınlatma|
|Özge Demir/Takı Tasarım Ergonomisi|
|Zehra Buse Karakulak/Trençkot|
|Asena Güney/Modern Warrior|
|Selin Ayhan/Changing Earth Crust|
|Seren Dalgıç/Tesla O|
|Ahmet Can Güvenç /Thetis Motor Yat|
|Ayşenur Çavdar/Adaptasyon Süreci|
|Ece Önal/Yalın çizgiler|
“Have you seen me?” Square, Knokke (Belgium).
I’ve done it…
This exhibition hosts only limited number of designers due to limited space and they can be regarded as they have “accomplished themselves”. But the designers who are here in this exhibition or not will continue to work in order to sustain this “self-accomplishment” in their finite lifetime within the cyclic process on earth. Even the criteria seem to be quite relative, the final decision will be given by the earth itself together with all stakeholders of the life on it.