"The Ljubljana Biennial of Design is now underway, a chance to examine the reasons and the forms of a phenomenon that is taking place in Slovenia and beyond: the gradual return to the countryside."
Towards a "smart land" - Article about BIO 25 by Marco Sammicheli, Abitare.
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 Stump by matali crasset created as a part of the episode Occupying Woods. Make some tea or even fresh bread!
The exhibition Speculative – Post-Design Practice or New Utopia? presents all relevant contemporary speculative works in Croatia that, although known by many names, fall under the category of speculative design. On Wednesday, 21 June, join the guided tour of the exhibition with Sara Božanić from the Institute of transmedial design. Creative centre Poligon at 17.00!
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.