• image Exhibition BIO 26: Common Knowledge [h2]11/14/-2/9/2020[/h2]  How do we recognize 'fake news'? Which sources do we trust? How can we be sure of the information we use to build our knowledge? The 26th Biennial of Design in Ljubljana, BIO 26| Common Knowledge, is taking on one of the greatest challenges of our time: information. From 14 November 2019 till 9 February 2020, BIO 26| Common Knowledge invites you to dive into the global information crisis.  The opening of the 26th Biennial of Design BIO 26| Common Knowledge will take place on Thursday, November 14th, at 6.30 pm at the Ajdovščina passage in Ljubljana. Guests will be welcomed by Matevž Čelik, the director of MAO, the curator Thomas Geisler and assistant curator Aline Lara Rezende. Petra Culetto, State Secretary at the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, will officially open the biennial.
    The evening will continue with BIO 26| Open Knowledge Night, a guided tour of the commissioned projects at partnering institutions of the biennial around Ljubljana, from 7 to 10 pm. BIO 26| Underground Music Hall, featuring independent Slovenian music labels with alternative means of sharing content, starts at 9PM at Ajdovščina passage.
    On Friday, November 15th, guided tours at the partnering institutions will continue during BIO 26| Open Knowledge Afternoon (from 1pm to 4pm). At 5pm, BIO 26| Talk #1 Information Crisis and Knowledge will take place at MAO. The evening with conclude with the first guided tour of BIO 26| Common Knowledge exhibition at MAO in the company of the curator and assistant curator.
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  • image Exhibition Landscape. Yesterday. Today? Tomorrow! [h2]10/10/-11/24/2019[/h2]Slovenia is generally perceived as a land of invaluable beauty and landscape, as demonstrated by this year’s campaign launched by the Slovenian Tourist Board in association with National Geographic. /Exhibition/Landscape-Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow.aspx 12

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hour THU. 11/14/2019  | 6:30 PM
The opening of the 26th Biennial of Design BIO 26| Common Knowledge will take place on Thursday, November 14th, at 6.30 pm at the Ajdovščina passage in Ljubljana. The exhibition at MAO will open to the public on Friday, November 15th. more »
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Guided tour

hour SAT. 11/30/2019  | 11 AM
The castle is located in the Fužine area which received its name after the ironworks once operative on the river Ljubljanica. Built on commission from the Khisl family in mid-16th century, it is the only remaining renaissance castle in Ljubljana. Guided tours in English every last Saturday of the month! more »
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Centre for creativity


The exhibition of Contemporary Slovenian Design We are Open!, which the Centre for creativity presented at the Milano Design Week and again in Paris, at the Maison et Objet fair, is now going to Oslo, Norway. The opening will be attended by the president of Slovenia Borut Pahor and the king of Norway, Harald V. more »
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Centre for creativity


Fashion System conference is dedicated to the networking between the fashion industry and the creative and cultural sector. With a series of panel discussions with international and Slovenian fashion experts, round tables with fashion designers and examples of good practices from the Slovenian fashion industry we will try to outline the future of the Slovenian fashion system. more »
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BIO 26|Common Knowledge awarded the Brumen Grand Prix

The jury awarded the identity and infographics of the project.
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