Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO) has launched an open call for participation in FARAWAY, SO CLOSE – 25th Biennial of Design (BIO 25), curated by Angela Rui and Maja Vardjan.
The call is dedicated to designers, architects, filmmakers, graphic designers, interaction designers, illustrators, writers, animators, photographers, researchers and other interdisciplinary agents who see the biennial as an experimental, collaborative platform for testing, developing and sharing their own approach and expertise within the issues and structure of the new biennial format.
The selected participants will work in teams, producing new scenarios based on frictions that emerge from the cohabitation of remote meanings and contemporary habits as emphasised in the curatorial statement. They will choose one team guided by Slovenian profile that is not involved with design or architecture, but is really interesting for his/her professional skills and by international designer or architect like Matali Crasset, Didier Fiuza Faustino, Mischer’Traxler, Formafantasma, Point Supreme, Odo Fioravanti or Studio Folder.
The research and design process of the teams will start with the Kick-off event in September 2016 in Ljubljana.
From 25 May to 29 October 2017 in Ljubljana, FARAWAY, SO CLOSE – the 25th Biennial of Design – will present seven local interventions along with the outcomes of the exploratory work of each project team, gathered under the main exhibition umbrella and accompanied by the dedicated catalogue.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10 July, 2016