Inspect and debate fragments from our material culture at this travelling exhibition.
Ambiguous Standards Institute: A Travelling Exhibition
18 January – 11 February
12-2 pm (weekdays only)
Istanbul architect and designer Cansu Cürgen (b. 1988) and Avşar Gürpınar (b. 1982), founded the Ambiguous Standards Institute (ASI) in 2014 to investigate how standards develop, and their impact on daily life. Through their investigations, ASI reveals the latent or invisible networks of standards—codes, quantities, or qualities—embedded in the objects and interactions that we use on a daily basis, ranging from birth control pill packets and carry-on bags to hand gestures, kitchen utensils, and objects used during public protests.
The Institute originated in Istanbul (TR) and has travelled to Arles (FR), Genk (BEL), Jerusalem (ISR) and Chicago (USA) before arriving at Loughborough, the UK.
There will be a public lecture to launch the opening of Ambiguous Standards at 4-5pm on 18 Jan, more info here : https://www.lboro.ac.uk/research/ias/events/2022/january/professorselcukartut-researchseminar/
Cansu Cürgen, Ceo
Avşar Gürpınar, Secretary General
Mete Godollar, Vice President
Selçuk Artut, Electrics, Electronics and Appropriate Technology Virtuoso
Serelay Coşar, Measurement and Labelling Expert
Bengisu Köse, Measurement and Graphics Expert
Buket Açıkgöz, Production Supervisor
Sercan Okay, Construction Connoisseur
Süreyya Kağan Tekkaya, Logistics and Acquisition Manager
Merve Şen, Literary Advisory Board Member
Ali Rıza Atakan Gür, Visual Communications Manager
Gökçe Akçelik, Soundscape Artist
Hazal Kırıkçı, Manager
Havvanur Sönmez, Modeling and Production Expert
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