The 5th Istanbul Design Biennial, entitled Empathy Revisited: Designs for more than one and curated by Mariana Pestana with Sumitra Upham (Curator of Programmes) and Billie Muraben (Assistant Curator & Deputy Editor), opens to the public on 15 October 2020. Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) under the sponsorship of VitrA and with the support of Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the biennial will be held with a new structure with various projects, mostly being produced locally in Istanbul, by participants from various countries and disciplines, intervening in exhibition venues, outdoor spaces in Istanbul and digital platforms. The projects displayed in the exhibition venues will be open to visit until 15 November 2020 whereas the interventions in the city, research projects and video series will continue to evolve until 30 April 2021.

The biennial will continue to evolve digitally and physically for six months with newly commissioned projects.

1- The Map of Empathic Society by The Rodina, 2020

2- Point Cloud by Soft Baroque, 2020

3- object*oriented*magic by Ayşenaz Toker & Merve Tuna, 2020

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