BIO 50 - Biennial of Design in Ljubljana, 2014

BIO 50 Biennial of Design in Ljubljana engaged designers and multidisciplinary agents from Slovenia and abroad by creating eleven teams to work on a wide and comprehensive range of topics that resonated with local and global demands. Team mentors elaborated a brief for each category, guiding participants in the creation of one or more projects to be developed and implemented during the Biennial. One of the teams was the ‘nanotourism’ research group led by architects Aljosa Dekleva and Tina Gregoric. The group was honoured with the BIO 50 Best Collaboration Award by a jury comprised of industrial designer Konstantin Grcic, design critic Alice Rawsthorn and designer and professor Saša J. Mächtig for being an outstanding example of design ingenuity being used to reinvent and reinvigorate an important area of the Slovenian and other economies.

The biennial resulted in a complex, transformative effort that seeked to strengthen local and international design networks, searched for alternatives to implement systems where design can play a role, and created bases for resilient structures that can develop through time, beyond the duration of the Biennial.

BIO 50 - Biennial of Design in Ljubljana, 2014

MAO - Museum of Architecture and Design
Pot na Fužine 2
SI-1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

Curator: Jan Boelen
nanotourism group, mentors: Aljosa Dekleva, Tina Gregoric
website: www.50.bio.si/en/themes/nanotourism
contact: arh@dekleva-gregoric.com