ÖzÜ/İID’s national and international events aim gathering local and international people in order to contribute to the development of innovative ideas. These events also increase the creativity and innovation potential in İstanbul and Turkey.
Rethinking food: The creativity of entrepreneurship, October 2017
Food, from production through consumption to waste is a complex system at the centre of human life and culture. Food therefore is an important new area for entrepreneurial activity and design has a key role to play in its development working with business and academia. How can researchers in design and business from the UK and Turkey work together to promote entrepreneurialism and sustainability?
Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council and TUBITAK held a four-day workshop on design entrepreneurship in Istanbul, on 3-6 October 2017. This workshop provided an important opportunity to share learning from and build on the successful 4 year Arts and Humanities Research Council funded Design in Action project. Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University, led on the food theme resulting in several new startups.
Based on a concept developed by Gray's Early Career Researcher, Dr Nil Gulari the workshop is coordinated by Professor Emeritus Anne Douglas (Robert Gordon University) and Professor Alpay Er (Ozyegin University) and had contributions from other leading researchers including Professor Ozlem Er (Istanbul Technical University), Chris Fremantle (Robert Gordon University), Dr Nil Gulari (Robert Gordon University) and Dr Isıl Oygur (Ozyegin University).
World Design Talks Istanbul, June 2016
The first World Design Talks, a global even of World Design Organization, was held in İstanbul on 24 June 2016 at the Atölye Creative Co-working space. Local and international industrial designers, architects, academicians, and representatives from non-governmental organizations gathered to discuss traffic congestion. The day started with presentations and panel discussions. Participants were divided into teams to discuss and develop possible solutions for traffic congestion. The day concluded with the identification of 12 short-term, mid-term, and long-term design-led traffic congestion solutions.