Talk / "Design and Authority"
Moderator:
Erdem ERTEN, Izmir Institute of Technology / 4T
Evren BAŞBUĞ, Studio Evren Başbuğ
Murat ARIKUT, ma | d design and consulting
Hasibe VELİBEYOĞLU, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality

20 October 2019 Saturday 11:00
Good Design Izmir, Culturepark

http://iyitasarimizmir.org/
Design and Authority
2-4 May 2019, Izmir.
Venue: İzmir University

The coupling of design and authority in a google search, the “internet search authority,” sur-prisingly results in entries which have more to do with the procedural and legislative aspects related to design: The “authority” issues rules for which the product of design or the designer has to comply with, or claims privilege in shaping the design product. Authority is usually at-tributed to an agent of enforcement regulating products and to an extent, that those produce design. Understood as a form of legitimized power, authority is realized only by the mutual recognition of those who hold power and those who do not. read more

Cross(-) abilities
11 - 12 May 2017, Izmir
Keynote Speaker:Christina Varvia

In the context of representing the other Gayatri Spivak once said: “And I don’t think, really that we will solve the problem today talking to each other; but, on the other hand I think it has to be kept alive as a problem.” The statement can be applied to many contexts of identification. Be it cultural, disciplinary, or individual identities, boundaries that define them are constructed rather than given. Contrary to essentialist claims, they need to be constantly questioned, deconstructed and re-formed. This year’s symposium will question the boundaries of design and the possibilities to cross-over those boundaries. Hence the title, Cross (-) abilities in Design. It is possible to read the term cross-abilities in two different ways. First as “Crossabilities in Design”, looking at the boundaries, norms and taboos in design practice, discourse and education. The second as “Cross-abilities in Design” investigating the partnerships and the changing focus of design disciplines in a global context. In both cases the use of the term “design” is meant to evoke an identity category rather than an a-priori corpus. In exploring the problematic boundaries of design, encountering these two contested attributions are unavoidable. In this symposium we would like to invite papers that question both attributions and keep this duality as a problem.

Ethics of (Re-) Production
11-12 May 2016, İzmir
Venue: Izmir Centre of Arch.
Keynote Speaker:Cem Kaya

"Our era prefers the images to the things, the copy to the original the representation to the reality, appearance to being." (Feuerbach, The Essence of Christianity, 1857) Feuerbach’s pronouncements marks the symptomatic loss at the heart of modern experience: loss of tradition, loss of the Creator, loss of a connection one formed with what one produced, and loss of a solid ground. These losses were mediated through the hopeful belief on human rationality, science and progress... read more

Forthcoming. Ethics of (Re-)Production, Proceedings of the 11th Annual Symposium organized by 4T: Design & Design History Society.

Design in Times of Turmoil:
Displacement, Replacement, Emplacement
14-15 May 2015, Izmir
Venue: Yaşar
Keynote Speaker:Jeremy Aynsley

“It was inevitable:” Reads the opening of Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s much acclaimed book, Love in The Time of Cholera. “It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love.” And it is inevitable: every news item on wars, revolts and disasters reminds us of the fate of people suffering. It is inevitable for designers not to ponder the place of design in a world in turmoil. Turmoil, as a state of great disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty may apply to subjects as well as cultures, societies, and marginalized identities... read more

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PROCEEDINGS

Forthcoming. Design in Times of Turmoil: Displacement, Replacement, Emplacement, Proceedings of the 10th Annual Symposium organized by 4T: Design & Design History Society.

Design and Resistance
15-16 May 2014, Izmir
Venue: Yaşar University
Keynote Speaker:Guy Julier
PROCEEDINGS

Forthcoming. Design and Resistance, Proceedings of the 9th Annual Symposium organized by 5T: Turkish Design History Society Meetings & Yaşar University

Gender Perspectives
in Design: Turkish and
Global Context
9-10 May 2013, Izmir.
Venue: Yaşar University
Keynote Speaker:Hilde Heynen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

“It was inevitable:” Reads the opening of Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s much acclaimed book, Love in The Time of Cholera. “It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love.” And it is inevitable: every news item on wars, revolts and disasters reminds us of the fate of people suffering. It is inevitable for designers not to ponder the place of design in a world in turmoil. Turmoil, as a state of great disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty may apply to subjects as well as cultures, societies, and marginalized identities. read more

PROCEEDINGS

Forthcoming. Design and Resistance, Proceedings of the 9th Annual Symposium organized by 5T: Turkish Design History Society Meetings & Yaşar University

A New Affair:
Design History and
Digital Design Museum
17-18 May 2012, Izmir.
Venue: Yaşar University
Keynote Speaker:Jane Pavitt

One of the institutions going through rapid and radical changes in the 21st Century is the museum. On the one hand the number of museums keeps increasing all around the world, on the other hand the way we conceive, consider and consume museums are being reconstructed. Digital museums are entirely new to us. While we are reviewing the concept of the museum, we are also reviewing the history that we think, we know. The International Council of Museums (ICOM) develops and updates the definition of a museum from time to time. According to the recent definition, “A museum is a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment.”... read more

PROCEEDINGS

2014. A New Affair: Design History and Digital Design Museum, Proceedings of the 7th Annual Symposium organized by 5T: Turkish Design History Society Meetings & Yaşar University.

Editors: Tevfik Balcıoğlu & Gülsüm Baydar.

Izmir: Yaşar University Publications

ISBN: 9789756339398

Design, Technology
and Experience
12-13 May 2011, Izmir.
Venue: İzmir Ekonomi University
Keynote Speaker:John Langrish
PROCEEDINGS

2014. Design, Technology and Experience, Proceedings of the 6th Annual Symposium organized by Turkish Design History Society.

Editors: Tevfik Balcıoğlu & Gülsüm Baydar.

Izmir: Yaşar University Publications

ISBN: 9789756336381

Deciphering the Object
13-14 May 2010, Izmir.
Venue: İzmir University of Economics
Keynote Speaker:Victor Margolin
PROCEEDINGS

2012. Deciphering the Object, Proceedings of the 5th Annual Symposium organized by Turkish Design History Society.

Editors: Tevfik Balcıoğlu & Gülsüm Baydar.

Izmir: Yaşar University Publications

ISBN: 9789756339

‘Others’ of Design History
12-13 May 2009, Izmir.
Venue: İzmir University of Economics
Keynote Speaker:Jonathan Woodham
PROCEEDINGS

2009. ‘Others of Design History, Proceedings of the 4th Annual Symposium organized by Turkish Design History Society.

Editors: Tevfik Balcıoğlu & Gülsüm Baydar.

Izmir: Izmir University of Economics Publications

ISBN: 9789758789344

Designing Identities
12-13 May 2008, Izmir.
Venue: İzmir University of Economics
PROCEEDINGS

2008. Designing Identities, Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Symposium organized by Turkish Design History Society.

Editors: Tevfik Balcıoğlu & Gülsüm Baydar.

Izmir: Izmir University of Economics Publications

ISBN: 9789758789269

Design and Daily Life in History
11 May 2007, Izmir.
Venue: İzmir University of Economics
PROCEEDINGS

2008. Design and Daily Life in History, Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Symposium organized by Turkish Design History Society.

Editors: Tevfik Balcıoğlu & Gülsüm Baydar.

Izmir: Izmir University of Economics Publications

ISBN: 9789758789184

Design History and
Its Discourse in Turkey
12 May 2006, Izmir.
Venue: İzmir University of Economics
PROCEEDINGS

2009. Designing Identities, Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Symposium organized by Turkish Design History Society.

Editors: Tevfik Balcıoğlu & Gülsüm Baydar.

Izmir: Izmir University of Economics Publications

ISBN: 9789758789269