Turkish Design History Society is a platform that was informally
established at a meeting held at İzmir University of Economics on August 11, 2004.
Initially founded as an informal platform, the Society was subsequently formalized
on June 2, 2014 with the application made by a group of 25 founding members who were
all designers, academics and researchers carrying out their annual
symposium activities under the title of 5T: Turkish Design History Society at
Yaşar University between the years 2011-2014. As naming the Society “Turkish”
required an exceptional application, a fresh title was adopted and it began to
operate under the name of 4T Design and Design History Society Association.