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Competition: 25 Istanbul Design Biennial prizes to be won

Competition: we've teamed up with Istanbul Design Biennial to give away 25 prizes to Dezeen readers, including tickets to design walks around the city and guided tours of the festival.

Congratulations to the winners! Johannes Marschütz, Paul Fortin, Eduardo Ponce Rangel, Barbara Scherte, Aaron Abentheuer, Clara Zachariassen, Dina Moutafi, Eirini Stolidou, Helen Carey, Marco Ario Meneghelli, Ron Fox, Andrea Santoni, Maurizio Capannesi, Saul Presas, Eider Camarero, Bisrat Begashaw Mengesha, Pascalle Linssen, Ebru Kefeli, Anne-lise Noyerie, Gelareh Ahmadnia, Mhairi Naismith, Craig Paton, Nick Bastow, Sofia Angelopoulou and Carlos Gamez.

Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts and curated by British writer Zoë Ryan, this year's Istanbul Design Biennial presents a schedule of exhibitions, panel discussions and design events under a theme titled The Future Is Not What It Used To Be.

Nap Room by Jürgen Mayer H on display at Galata Greek Primary School
Nap Room by Jürgen Mayer H on display at Galata Greek Primary School

The biennial takes place across the city from 1 November to 14 December 2014, with the central hub located at Galata Greek Primary School where five floors will be taken over by 53 projects that address and discuss the future of design.

Digital Uniform Mask. Photograph by Zhanna Bobrakova
Digital Uniform Mask. Photograph by Zhanna Bobrakova

Competition winners will be picked at random to receive either one of ten guided tour tickets, one of five design walk tickets, or one of ten copies of the second Istanbul Design Biennial book, which documents more than fifty projects featured in the exhibition.

BLESS: N°41_Workoutcomputer by Desiree Heiss and Ines Kaag, appearing at Galata Greek School – photo by BLESS
BLESS: N°41_Workoutcomputer by Desiree Heiss and Ines Kaag, appearing at Galata Greek School – photo by BLESS

For more information, visit www.istanbultasarimbienali.iksv.org

This competition is now closed. Twenty-five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. The winners' names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeen Mail newsletter and at the top of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.

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Here's some more information from the organisers:


The second Istanbul Design Biennial The Future Is Not What It Used To Be organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and curated by Zoë Ryan opens to the public on 1 November. Throughout the city and in the biennial hub, Galata Greek Primary School, the biennial features 53 projects from designers all over the world that ask: "What is the future now?" as well as panels, conversations, workshops, film screenings and many other events until 14 December 2014.

By rethinking the manifesto as a platform to frame pertinent questions, the projects question the role of design, its relationship to society, and its ability to be an active agent for change. The second Istanbul Design Biennial is co-sponsored by Arçelik, Doğuş Group & Bilgili Holding, ENKA Foundation and VitrA and it is held free of charge.

Stone Poufs by Fivetimesone
Stone Poufs by Fivetimesone

The biennial was launched with a media conference held on Thursday 30 October at Galata Greek Primary School with the participation of İKSV General Manager Görgün Taner, Director of Istanbul Design Biennial Deniz Ova and curator Ryan.

Ryan says Istanbul has a thriving creative community, so it seems an especially appropriate city in which to reflect on the field of design. In an effort to contribute to an already rich dialogue in Turkey and focus on issues urgently affecting daily life, the biennial brings together diverse design ideas from across the world for an emerging set of conditions.

Clapp Armchair by Piotr Kuchcinski, appearing at Polska In Between
Clapp Armchair by Piotr Kuchcinski, appearing at Polska In Between

"The 2014 Istanbul Design Biennial is envisioned as a conversation starter, Ryan said. "It is an occasion to present a range of projects by some of the most inventive practitioners working today, and emphasise the critical role that design plays in identifying points of urgency and posing questions about the objects, buildings, and environments we interact with daily, as well as materialising outcomes."

The conference was followed by the exhibition tour guided by Ryan and associate curator Meredith Carruthers. After the tour, The second Istanbul Design Biennial Academy Programme Exhibitions and other events were visited at the biennial's event space, Antrepo 7.

www.istanbultasarimbienali.iksv.org