Tasarım Bienali Sohbetleri 2012’den bu yana İstanbul Kültür Sanat Vakfı tarafından düzenlenen İstanbul Tasarım Bienali’nin podcast’i. Düşünürler, tasarımcılar, mimarlar, araştırmacılar ve akademisyenlerle, mimarlık, tasarım ve dijital kültür özelinde acil konuları, yenilikçi araştırmaları ve eleştirel düşünceyi konuşuyor, tartışıyoruz.
Podcast serisinin bu sezonunda, 5. İstanbul Tasarım Bienali'nin katılımcıları ve bienal kapsamında ortaklaşa çalışılan isimlerle sohbet ediyor, projelerin ayrıntılarını öğrenirken Empatiye Dönüş yolculuğuna farklı bir bakış atıyoruz.
“Empathy Revisited” – Episode #8: Calum Bowden
This episode features the talk held between the biennial curator Mariana Pestana and artist and filmmaker Calum Bowden, the creator of the film Dark Origins, screened during the biennial within the scope of the Empathy Sessions. Dark Origins is a VR journey to the edge of knowledge, inviting people to experience the contested origins of life deep inside the Earth. The talk primarily stresses Bowden’s attempt to unravel the scientific mysteries of extremophiles – creatures that thrive without any sunlight in extreme temperatures and pressures while informing us about Bowden’s pioneering works and wide knowledge of the digital field.
“Empathy Revisited” – Episode #7: Paula Gaetano Adi
This episode features the talk held between Mariana Pestana and Paula Gaetano Adi, on her film A Robocaliptic Manifesto: techno-politics for liberation, screened during the biennial within the scope of the Empathy Sessions. The film is a visual manifesto asserting the importance of unlearning the imperialisms performed by modern robotic and AI technologies that reinforce the racial and colonial logic.
“Empathy Revisited” – Episode #6: Emmy Bacharach
This episode features the talk held between Mariana Pestana and Emmy Bacharach, the creator of the film Stream of Consciousness: The Caves of Hasankeyf, screened during the biennial within the scope of the Empathy Sessions. The film offers an immersive experience, exploring the threat to Hasankeyf, an ancient city submerged after the building of a dam, in south-eastern Turkey. It also explores the potential of virtual reality to create empathy across different societies, geographies and life forms.
“Empathy Revisited” – Episode #5: Alice dos Reis
This episode features the talk held between Mariana Pestana and Alice dos Reis, the creator of the film Undercurrent, screened during the biennial within the scope of the Empathy Sessions. Undercurrent is a science-fiction about the relationship between a marine biologist and a krill swarm in the deepest spots of the North Atlantic Ocean. As the end of her project approaches, the biologist is faced with ethical questions regarding her relationship to the non-human and the systems that mediate their contact with humans. Undercurrent is supported by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Istanbul.
“Empathy Revisited” – Episode #4: Ben Thorp Brown
This episode features the recording of the live talk held between Mariana Pestana, the curator of the 5th Istanbul Design Biennial and Ben Thorp Brown, the creator of the film Cura, screened during the biennial within the scope of the Empathy Sessions. The talk focuses on the film which uses a tortoise embodying the ancient goddess of care, Cura, as its main protagonist and which brings to life the principles developed by the Austrian-American architect Richard Neutra, who saw architecture as a therapeutic tool.
“Empathy Revisited” – Episode #3: Ibiye Camp
In this episode, the 5th Istanbul Design Biennial’s curator Mariana Pestana talks with Ibiye Camp, the creator of Behind Shirley, the film which has met the biennial audience within the scope of the Empathy Sessions, about how human biases result in an algorithmic bias in digital-imaging technology. The film Behind Shirley, deconstructs and rethinks the colonial narratives in the development of facial recognition systems exploring how darker skin was not taken into account in film chemistry.