4T Design and Design History Society started as an informal platform for academic collaboration on design and design history in ─░zmir, in 2004. The Society was officially founded and registered on June 2, 2014 with the application made by a group of twenty-five founding members that included academics, design practitioners and researchers from design-related disciplines. As an independent, non-governmental organization, the society aims to foster dialogue and collaboration between design disciplines, promote the value of design, and encourage research.