Ambiguous Standards Institute (exhibition)

Ambiguous Standards Institute: A Travelling Exhibition

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LU Arts
01509 222948

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)

Free Entry


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 :


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