Curated by Angela Rui and Maja Vardjan, and organised by Museum of Architecture and Design, 25th Biennial of Design FARAWAY, SO CLOSE develops from the physical exploration of seven conditions all over Slovenia on which designers were invited to reflect. The exhibition has been extended through 19 November!
Faraway, So Close
25th Biennial of Design, Ljubljana
Published by Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO) & Motto Books
You are kindly invited to join us at the international conference marking the launch of the Centre for Creativity (CzK). The international conference will offer an insight into some of the topical cultural and creative sector (CCS) projects, from design, architecture and cultural tourism to popular music, fashion and film. Expert opinions and reports will be presented in the opening analytical presentations from the cultural and creative sector in Slovenia, and in a series of roundtables that will open discussions on support environments, creative ecosystems, digitisation and globalisation of the CCS, as well as on comparable centres for creativity elsewhere in the world.
BIO 25 hosted a selection of graduation projects from the previous year. Students from ALUO, NTF and FA presented 18 projects from the field of architecture, design, fashion and photography.
The workshops that offer a half-day culinary experience were held at the central market in Ljubljana. Provided by food researcher Klemen Košir and the author of this project, the kids at the workshop made their own breaad from Lendava region called langoš.
Check out the beautifully elaborated web page Occupying Woods that presents the projects of the episode set in the virgin forests of Kočevje.
On a warm summer day, we headed to the pleasantly cold forests of Kočevje, to the location of the episode Occupying Woods. We explored the projects made by the interdisciplinary team and baked some bread and potatoes in the wood stove 'Common Stump' by the world-renowned French designer matali crasset.
First users of the wood stove by designer Matali Crasset in the forrests of Kočevje. The forests of Kočevje and Rožni studenec hide the wood stove The Common Stove by matali crasset created as a part of the episode Occupying Woods. Make some tea or even fresh bread!
On Thursday, 25 May, saw the opening of FARAWAY, SO CLOSE - 25th Biennial of Design (BIO 25) curated by Angela Rui and Maja Vardjan. This edition of BIO presents an exhibition at the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO) and installations on seven locations across Slovenia - at Rožni studenec in Kočevje, in Trbovlje, in Mayor’s cave near Grosuplje, in Kobarid, in Genterovci near Lendava, at Monfort in the municipality of Piran and Ljubljana.
BIO 25 is represented by seven multidisciplinary teams, led by international guest designers in dialogue with seven Slovenian professionals, that were asked to explore precise locations as contemporary ruins, countryside, caves, forest, post-industrial sites, the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea as platforms from which to launch a discussion about our broader contemporary social condition.