Nadine Botha is an artistic researcher, writer, curator and poet. Her work looks to explore the invisible social, political and cultural systems that shape the design of our things, technologies, cities, bodies and selves. She is an associate curator of the 4th Istanbul Design Biennale in 2018 and teaches at the Design Academy Eindhoven. In the past, she has worked with the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Dutch Institute of Food and Design, DAMN magazine, and Design Indaba. Her writing has appeared in the Financial Times, Metropolis, Design and Culture, Dirty Furniture, Dazed & Confused, MONU, This Is Mold, Extra Extra, Chimurenga, and Art Africa, among others. In 2017, she graduated from the Design Curating and Writing Master’s programme at the Design Academy Eindhoven, winning the Gijs Bakker Prize for her project The Politics of Shit.
Learning something new is an exchange. It starts with a humility of not knowing, it grows into a shared challenge, and if stuck to, evolves into the unexpected.
Associate curators of 4th Istanbul Design Biennial Nadine Botha and Vera Sacchetti talks to XXI about the theme of "A School of Schools", selected projects and public program.