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Associated Projects / Open call

The Museum of Architecture and Design, organizer of the 25th Biennial of Design (BIO 25) in Ljubljana, launches an open call for entries for BIO 25: ASSOCIATED PROJECTS, a program of parallel events that aims to give a broader view of issues addressed in FARAWAY, SO CLOSE, a core biennial exhibition curated by Angela Rui and Maja Vardjan.

Local and international designers, curators, educational institutions and cultural organizations are invited to take part in the ASSOCIATED PROJECTS program, which will enhance the biennial with a diverse program of events, exhibitions, lectures and other projects.

The ASSOCIATED PROJECTS program can feature individual or group presentations, new or established projects, exhibitions and events relating to a wide spectrum of activities in the field of design. The events and their locations will become points of convergence in Ljubljana and the wider Slovenian territory, contributing to the creation of a rich and engaging program for the Biennial, which takes place from 25 May to 29 October 2017.

At the conclusion of BIO 25, the Biennial will recognise a particularly representative project or event in the ASSOCIATED PROJECTS program.


In order to participate it is necessary to submit the application form. Please send applications to – with the subject line BIO 25: ASSOCIATED PROJECTS_NAME_LASTNAME, with the following information collected in single PDF format (max. size 10 MB):

  1. Project title
  2. Applicant’s name
  3. Applicant’s contact details – e-mail and phone
  4. Brief project summary (max. 500 words)
  5. Project location (if known)
  6. Project duration
  7. Photo material (included in the pdf document) or video (if available)
  8. References

All projects submitted to the BIO 25: ASSOCIATED PROJECTS program should be self-founded and self-organized. The production, equipment, installing and dismantling of the proposed activities, required licensing or other organizational and financial requirements are the responsibility of the applicants. MAO will advise regarding locations, but is not responsible for finding a location for every project.

BIO 25 organizer Museum of Architecture and Design will publish, promote and communicate said projects in the Biennial's Program and Exhibition Guide, on the BIO 25 website, in online newsletters for foreign and domestic media, and across wider public and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

International projects: 15 January 2017
Local projects: 15 February 2017