The design days, which started with the theme of “Challenges for a Sustainable New Beginning for Made in Italy” on June 29, were completed with panels where live connections were made from different points of Turkey.
Activity, Turkey‘deki Italian (Ankara Italian Embassy, İstanbul Consulate General, Izmir Consulate, Italian Cultural Center and ICE Italian Foreign Trade and Promotion Agency) with the participation of institutions.
Architectural design, public art, industrial design and wearable technologies were discussed in the panels held online, where the participants added color with live connections from Göbeklitepe, Galata Tower, Bosphorus, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Pier, the second Turkish Grand National Assembly Building and Venice.
IT VALLEY DESIGN CLUSTER CENTER
On the last day of Italian Design Days, Informatics Valley Design Cluster Center Director Dr. An online meeting was held under the moderation of Pınar Sipahi. After the video screening at the meeting at Informatics Valley Design Cluster Center, Informatics Valley General Manager Serdar İbrahimcioğlu, Italian Ambassador Massimo Gaiani and Informatics Valley Design Cluster Center Public Art Coordinator Prof. Dr. Luca Molinari gave speeches.
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL POINTS OF TURKEY
Informatics Valley Design Cluster Center Director Dr. Sipahi said, “While designing this organization, we tried to call out from the most beautiful points of our country with the fact that ‘you cannot design anything special without breaking with its essence’. Göbeklitepe, Galata Tower, Bosphorus, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Pier, the second Turkish Grand National Assembly Building formed our points.” said.
DESIGN STRATEGY AND PHILOSOPHY
Emphasizing that the Italian Design Days in Turkey were organized differently from previous world examples, Dr. Sipahi said, “It was an event that took place with the participation of not only Italian but also Turkish designers and universities. Our aim here is to increase cooperation and interaction between Turkey and Italy in the field of design, as desired by Ambassador Massimo Gaiani.” he said.
SIMULTANEOUS IN 114 COUNTRIES
Informatics Valley General Manager İbrahimcioğlu stated that they are very happy to host the Italian Design Days, which are held simultaneously in 114 countries.
TECHNOLOGY, ART AND AESTHETICS MEETING
Noting that technology has always been identified with craft, General Manager İbrahimcioğlu said, “We wanted to create a space where we can open a Design Clustering Center where we can bring together art and aesthetics, technology identified with craft, to the international community on a global scale and where Turkish design can be included in this concept.” he said.
THE PEARL OF COOPERATION
Expressing that there is a perfect economic and commercial cooperation between the two countries, Italian Ambassador Gaiani said, “Design is the pearl of this versatile economic and commercial cooperation.” said.
Emphasizing that they do not see Turkey only as a market, Ambassador Gaiani said, “We see Turkey as a partner. We see it as a partner with which we can develop relations together. Our cooperation will yield tangible results. Because we have knowledge, our industry and trade are closely interconnected.” he said.
COOPERATION AND CONNECTIONS ARE IMPORTANT
Informatics Valley Design Cluster Center Public Art Coordinator Prof. For example, Molinari pointed out that cooperation and connections are important in order to be the center of design. Milano Why is it an important center for design? Because the system exists, companies, handicraftsmen, designers, media organizations are there. This state of being together turns countries and cities into design centers.”
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN PANEL
After the speeches, online panels were held throughout the day. The Architectural Design Panel was moderated by Prof.Dr. from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. Burçin Cem Arabacıoğlu made it. prof. Dr. He directed the panel by making a live connection from the quay of Arabacıoğlu University. In the panel, Dr. from Izmir Institute of Technology. Stefano Salad from Istanbul Bilgi University, Prof. Dr. Zuhal Özsoy and Christiano Luchetti from Marche Polytechnic University gave a speech.
INDRUSTRIAL PRODUCTS DESIGN
Koç University’s Assoc. Dr. Aykut Coşkun made a live connection from a boat in the Bosphorus. In the panel, Simone Bonanni (IED, Milan), Defne Koz (Koz-Susani Design, Chicago), Marco Susani (Koz-Susani Design, Chicago) and Koray Malhan (Kolakliyat Furniture, Istanbul) made evaluations about their fields.
A Wearable Technologies Panel was also held at Galata Tower as part of Italian Design Days. The panel, directed by the famous fashion designer Arzu Kaprol from the Galata Tower, was attended by Sara Maino (Vogue Italia, Milan), Frances Veneri (IED, Milan) and Prof. Dr. Nuri Başoğlu (İzmir Institute of Technology) attended.
ZERO POINT OF HISTORY: GÖBEKLITEPE
The Public Art Panel of the Italian Design Days was made by Prof. who made a live connection from Venice. Dr. It was moderated by Luca Molinari. Designer Fırat Neziroğlu was connected to the panel live from Göbeklitepe, which is described as the zero point of history. Other participants of the panel, Francesco Jodice (Milan) and Hülya Öz (Zoya, Istanbul) shared their experiences.
CITIES OF THE FUTURE
Future Cities, Future Mobility Online Workshop was also held at Italian Design Days. Informatics Valley Design Cluster Center Director Dr. Sipahi moderated the online workshop with Defne Koz, Marco Susani and Dr. Dilay Kesten Erhart (Steinbeis, Stuttgart) attended.
MILAN DESIGN FILMS FESTIVAL AT ITALIAN DESIGN DAYS
In addition, a series of short films, films and meetings with the masters of Italian design organized by the Milan Design Film Festival (MDFF) by the Italian Cultural Center and a web-based seminar with the participation of MDFF curator Silvia Robertazzi and famous architect Carlo Gandolfi will also be included as part of the event. took place.
RECTORS ON THE CLOSING PANEL
Italian Design Days was completed with the closing panel. On behalf of the Italian Design Days Turkey Organizing Committee, Ankara University Teknokent Chairman of the Board Prof. Dr. Mesut Güner moderated the panel from the second Parliament Building. The panel was attended by Istanbul Bilgi University Rector Prof. Dr. Alpaslan Parlakçı, Head of European Design Institute (IED) Ambassadors Prof. Dr. Andrea Tosi, Vice Rector of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Prof. Dr. Burçin Cem Arabacıoğlu, Rector of Koç University Prof. Dr. Ümran İnan and İzmir Institute of Technology Rector Prof. Dr. Yusuf Baran joined.