On September 14th 2013, the 13th edition of the Istanbul Biennial was
opened, titled: ‘Anne, ben barbar mıyım?’* (Mom, am I barbarian?). The
focal point of this Biennial was the notion of the public domain as a
political forum. It questioned what is considered barbarian or civilized
in the public domain.
The design reflects the politically and socially engaged concept with a strongly articulated visual language. Resembling borders of countries and neighbourhoods, the design is created by forces of conflict and consensus of the public and public space, freely translated into typography. Together they produce a language of force, pressure and movement.