A pedagogical design exhibition will open in the Turkish city of Istanbul on May 18.
The "Istanbul Otherwise" exhibition will take place in Istanbul with the support of the Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture Agency.
The project is based on the idea of "expressing Istanbul from a different perspective."
"Istanbul Otherwise" re-discusses the seven objects, which have been influenced/created by the major cultures that have established themselves in the recollection of Istanbul, through the contemporary designs that seven internationally working Turkish designers have interpreted by setting out from the concept of "cultural sustainability."
These objects that have been selected for "Istanbul Otherwise" and that represent each of the timeframes, cultures, tastes and rituals that summarise the traditional life in Istanbul, consist of Turkish coffee cups, Turkish delight trays, beads, rahle (a small table to read Koran), shoe shiners box, besibiryerde (five pieces of gold peculiar to Turkish tradition), and Turkish bath set.
These seven objects were interpreted and produced for the exhibition by Ali Bakova, Ayse Birsel, Ela Cindoruk, Meric Kaya, Defne Koz, Tanju Ozelgin, and Koray Ozgen. Histories of these objects were researched with the support and cooperation of the Art and Design Faculty of Yildiz Technical University.
The exhibition will stay open at the Yildiz Technical University Yuksek Sabanci Hall till May 31.
It was earlier opened in Milan, Italy and Weimar, Germany.