IED Network

March 13, 2019



On the occasion of the Italian Design Day 2019, the Embassy of Italy in Ankara and IED Istituto Europeo di Design, in partnership with Bilkent University and Middle East Technical University,  cordially invite you to the seminar on Italian un-disciplined design by Arch. Laura Negrini, Director of IED Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome, Italy.

Italy is not a country rich in raw materials, therefore Italian design has learned to transform those provided by others, hand down productive knowledge, build alliances, transgress. With proud freedom and open-mindedness.

Times have changed and we are now living in an era of migrations, new technologies, fast-changing markets. Design and future city face the ability to operate within complicated systems, to connect knowledge within the community, identifying more exclusive and operational spaces, where there they seem to disappear. In an undisciplined way.
Today Rome might be one of the most tough cities for developing an overall strategic project and for the same reason the city is still capable to fulfil extemporaneous and discontinuous requests.
Based on these considerations, Italian un-disciplined design will present Bike Rome thesis project, developed by IED in collaboration with Roma Municipality . The project - involving 9 departments: Interior Design, Product Design, Graphic Design, Media, Sound, Fashion Design, Jewelry Design, Communication Design and Advertising Communications - explores multidisciplinary connections strategies aiming at integration, among cycling mobility and enhancement of the environmental heritage of the city, two components that are the basis of the prospect of a great connection between design and the city of the future.


The event will take place on 

March 19th  h 12.30
at Middle East Technical University (METU)
Faculty of Architecture,  Lecture Hall “Kubbealtı”   

March 20th h 12.30
at Bilkent University
Department of Architecture, Lecture Hall FFB 22

English language.
Places are limited, please book your spot by writing a message to Ivan Mielzarek:, places will be assigned on a first come – first served basis.