Karl Stocker and Sigrid Bürstmayr completed the Erasmus+ Teaching Exchange for the first time with our new partner, the Özyeğin University in Istanbul. Following an invitation by Simge Esin Orhun, Assistant Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Design, Karl Stocker delivered a talk about “Trends in Contemporary Exhibition Design”. Sigrid Bürstmayr did a lecture as well for the communication design students about “Sustainable Design: The Future of Upcycling”.

Thanks to another invitation from Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ebru Kerimoğlu Karl Stocker held a lecture at the Istanbul Technical University about UNESCO Design Cities. Afterwards we exchanged experiences about Design Cities and talked about upcoming projects and conferences with the Istanbul Design Office Bureau. Many thanks to Muhammed Attila Sevim, Managing Director of the Istanbul Design Bureau, Sertac Ersayin and Orhun Ceng Bozo who met with us, and we are looking forward to future cooperations.

The UNESCO city of design network is a great opportunity and a chance for our university to cooperate with international partners and for using the collaboration for a student and staff exchange.

Text & Photography: Sigrid Bürstmayr, Karl Stocker