One of the leading architectural events in the world, the Venice Biennial, which will run from May 26 to Nov. 27, has released a two-step call for architects to apply for the Turkish pavilion in the organization
Regarded as one of the premier architectural events of the world, the 15th Venice Biennial International Architecture Exhibition will take place from May 26 to Nov. 27, 2016. A two-phase clarion call is being made in order to determine the project that will be featured at the Turkish Pavilion, coordinated by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV). The deadline for the first phase of the clarion call is Oct. 23. The call is open to people and institutions working in the fields of architecture, design, art, history and curating. The winning project will be chosen after a two-phase evaluation. In the first phase, the applicants are asked to define the conceptual framework of the exhibition in the Turkish Pavilion. The projects are expected to be able to address the current problems, both local and global, in the architecture sector through new ideas and concepts, and discover new conceptual architectural frameworks through alternative interdisciplinary approaches. During the second phase, the projects will be evaluated according to their style, curator team, publications and budget. Those who want to apply to the first phase can email their application form and documents to firstname.lastname@example.org until 6:00 p.m. on Oct. 23. For more information, visit: http://iksv.org/tr/venedikbienali.
The winning project to be displayed at the Turkish Pavilion will be chosen by a selection committee composed of the head of the Kadir Has University Department of Architecture, Professor Sibel Bozdoğan, Istanbul Modern Museum Director Levent Çalıkoğlu, the dean of the Faculty of Architecture at Abdullah Gül University, Professor Arzu Erdem, the manager of the Kadir Has University Istanbul Research and Application Center, Professor Murat Güvenç, co-founder of Hatırlı Mimarlık Ltd., member of Turkish Architects Association and part-time lecturer at Middle East Technical University, Yeşim Hatırlı, president and co-founder of the World Architecture Community, Professor Süha Özkan, and dean of the Faculty of Architecture at Bilgi University, Professor Uğur Tanyeli. The Turkish Pavilion was featured at the Venice Biennial International Architecture Exhibition for the first time in 2014 at the biennial's main venue, Arsenale, thanks to the initiative of the İKSV and contributions of 21 different supporters. The 15th Venice Biennial International Architecture Exhibition will run from May 28 to Nov. 28, 2016, under the curatorship of Alejandro Arena.