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(Primal)Chair. International Industrial Design Competition 2018

By taking part in this contest, designers and creators have the chance to express their view of the "primeval forest – man" relationship by giving their ideas a form and thus put them into reality. The purpose of the contest is not only to design – but to bring a story to life.

The contest is open to all designers, student and authors worldwide above 18 years of age, while the jury is looking for functional modern wooden pieces. The winner will receive prototype production, 40 hours usage of prototype workshop, boarding costs at the Bearlog hostel during the Festival of wood 2018  and a special guided tour to the brink of the virgin forest of Kočevsko

Deadline for application is 1 September.

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Open Calls by Lisbon Architecture Triennale

From architecture to cinema, curating, video art, music, and everything in between, Lisbon Architecture Triennale is looking for new ideas, perspectives, and talents to join its 5th edition held in Lisbon from 3 October to 2 December, 2019 under the title The Poetics of Reason. Check out the calls for Début Award, Associated Projects and more>>

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Permanent Temporality of Refugee Camps

Archifutures – In his contribution Nikita Gyawali aim is to reinvent refugee camps as urban catalysts, humanitarian and political agencies. The site is a camp for Syrian refugees in the south-eastern part of Turkey.

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Slovenian Design at Budapest Summer Festival

Exhibition Design Without Borders, on display between 14 June and 28 August at the New Budapest Gallery (Bálna) in Budapest as part of Budapest Summer Festival program, is the result of an independent initiative of two experts in the field, designers Szilvie Szigeti and Tamása Radnóti.

The exhibition will present works by more than 100 designers from 9 countries. In addition to objects designed by artists from the region – the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia – visitors will have an opportunity to see furniture, textiles and objects created by Austrian, German, Romanian, Slovenian and Swiss designers. Alongside mass produced products there will also be pieces manufactured in small quantities and unique creations which interpret genres freely.

Five Slovenian designers will present their works: Katja Burger, Tjaša Bavcon, Jasmina Ferček (Oloop Design), Dejan Pfeifer (Studio Tree), Kristjan Jarni (photographer), Martina Obid Mlakar and Tilen Sepić. The designers were selected among those nominated by the Center for Creativity together with MAO.

During the professional expo day on 15 June 15, head of BIO  Maja Šuštaršič will present the oldest design biennial in the world - BIO.

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