Designathon #2: Prototype to Product

For the Biennial of Design we are commissioning six projects. The projects were selected through a designathon process—a three-day intensive, hands-on, sprint event in which curious and motivated people, non-designers and designers alike, collaborated on design challenges.

The winning teams from the first designathon met at the second designathon that took place between 12 and 14 July in Ljubljana, at the Museum of Architecture and Design at Fužine Castle. With the helping hand of their knowledge and design mentors the winners went on to develop their ideas and projects into validated prototypes, installations, services, or systems.

Interdisciplinary teams put their minds and hearts together to solve specific design challenges. The participants had time to rethink the future of information processing, sharing, and understanding through challenges from established institutions, guardians of our knowledge production and transmission, namely from a library, museum, university, retirement home, botanical garden and newspaper, and designing proposals with passion, creativity, and curiosity.

From November 14th, 2019 to February 9th, 2020 in Ljubljana, the 26th Biennial of Design, BIO 26 – Common Knowledge, will present the outcomes of the exploratory work of the winning teams at various locations in Ljubljana.

Six winning projects for the Biennial of Design