IED Network

October 8, 2020

IED in Turkey at Italian Design Day 2020

In the framework of the Italian Design Day 2020, IED – Istituto Europeo di Design, in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Turkey, the Consulate General of Italy in Istanbul, the Italian Cultural Institute in Istanbul, Yildiz Technical University,  and the Istanbul Design Biennial will award 1 special merit-based scholarship to attend 1 Semester Course (IED Milano / IED Firenze) in 2021/22 to the winner of IEDxIDD 2020 International Scholarship contest: Designing Imagination 

The contest is open to all the students and designers (aged 18+) legally resident in Turkey who want to challenge themselves with sustainable design.


Fill the form hereunder to register and receive detailed instructions to submit your project!



Contest briefing: Designing Imagination

Design is a tool to understand the present and imagine the future, proposing visions before solutions.

IED as a school, in its methodology and all its courses, is going beyond the traditional “human centered” approach and is embracing the “design for communities” one. We consider communities citizens of the same geographical areas, people working in specific industries and supply chains or temporary communities such as the students, sharing spaces and goals for a limited timeframe.  

Participants of the contest are called to present the concept of a product OR a space OR a service or a combination of them being inspired by the theme of the Italian Design Day 2020: Drawing the future. Development, Innovation, Sustainability, Beauty, and taking into consideration the theme of the Istanbul Design Biennial: Empathy revisited, design for more than one, as well as the IED approach described above

We ask you to train your imagination and propose visions as opposed to technical solutions, to work on the problem setting instead of problem solving.


Participation to the events of the Italian Design Day 2020 in Turkey

(, IG @italiandesigndaysistanbul) 

and the Istanbul Design Biennale (

is strongly suggested to be inspired and come up with a consistent proposal.