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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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Join this year's Slovenian pavilion at La Biennale!

Join this year's Slovenian pavilion at La Biennale!

For this year's exhibition of architecture at the Venice Biennale, we are inviting students from Venetian faculties to participate and inform visitors about this year's Slovenian presentation, at the Arsenale in Venice.

For more information, please contact nikola.pongrac@mao.si

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Unitevi al padiglione sloveno alla Biennale di quest'anno!

Il padiglione sloveno alla Biennale di architettura di Venezia invita gli studenti delle università lagunari a collaborare durante lo svolgimento della mostra nello spazio espositivo dell'Arsenale. Gli studenti forniranno informazioni ai visitatori in merito all'installazione della Slovenia.

Per maggiori informazioni rivolgersi a nikola.pongrac@mao.si

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Pridružite se letošnjemu slovenskemu paviljonu na La Biennale!

Za potrebe slovenskega paviljona na letošnji razstavi arhitekture na beneškem bienalu k sodelovanju vabimo študente in študentke beneških fakultet, ki bodo v času trajanja bienale v samem paviljonu v Arzenalih v Benetkah informirali obiskovalce o letošnji slovenski predstavitvi.

Več informacij na nikola.pongrac@mao.si

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BIO 25 One of the Best Exhibitions of 2017

Metropolis Magazine put the exhibition of BIO 25: Faraway, So Close, curated by Angela Rui and Maja Vardjan, amongst one of the 10 best architectural and design exhibitions in the world in 2017. The Bienniale of Design (BIO) was placed alongside the exhibitions of world-renowned institutions such as Barbican Center, Chicago Architecture Biennial, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and MoMA The Museum of Modern Art.

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Selected Participants of 2018

The Call for Ideas 2018 has received 212 applications by 492 creatives from 43 countries! The members of Future Architecture and Future Architecture selected creatives of 2017 selected 21 ideas from this year's Call for Ideas 2018. The authors will be invited to the Matchmaking Conference as part of Creative Exchange taking place from 15-16 February 2018 at Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), Ljubljana, where they will present their ideas on Future Architecture and get the chance to become a part of Future Architecture programme of events.

The 20 members of the platform voted for the following authors and their ideas (in no particular order):
Daniela Patti and Levente Polyak (Italy) with Funding the Cooperative City 
Cartha (Elena Chiavi, Pablo Garrido i Arnaiz, Francisco Moura Veiga, Francisco Ramos, Rubén Valdez) (Switzerland) with CARTHA
Maksym Rokmaniko, Francesco Sebregondi, Enrico Zago, Melissa Frost (The Netherlands) with DOMA
Julian Jauk (Austria) with A Living Piece of Architecture
TAB collective (Austria) with Architecture vs. Politics
Jason Hilgefort (The Netherlands) with Institute for Autonomous Urbanism
Skrei (Francisco Fonseca, Pedro Jervell) (Portugal) with Air Revert
Martin Pohl with: Konrad Angermüller, Mathias Schmitt & Michael Ott and Michael Kraus (Germany) with The Political Church
Tania Tovar Torres (Mexico) with In Articulo Mortis
RESOLVE (Akil Scafe-Smith, Gameli Ladzekpo, Seth Scafe-Smith, Vishnu Jayarajan) (United Kingdom) with If These Walls Could Talk
Bartlebooth (Antonio Giráldez, Begoña Hermida, Pablo Ibáñez and Tarsila Sánchez) (Spain) with Bartlebooth
Eventually Made (Sebastian Bernardy and Vincent Meyer Madaus) (The Netherlands) with Open House
Guillaume de Morsier, Valentin Kunik, Ibai Rigby (Switzerland) with Parallel Sprawl
Miruna Dunu (The Netherlands) with Coastland
Maite Borjabad (USA) with Scenographies of Power
fala atelier (Portugal) with The School of Tourism
Babau Bureau (Marco Ballarin, Elisa Brusegan, Stefano Tornieri, Massimo Triches) (Italy) with Anatomia Loci

While the last year's alumni selected the following Matchmaking Conference 2018 participants:
Architectural thinking school for children (Belarus) with Children Know
SET Architects (Lorenzo Catena, Onorato di Manno, Andrea Tanci) (Italy) with New Primitive
Phi (Calum Bowden, Cory Levinson, Aliaksandra Smirnova, Artem Stepanov, Aiwen Yin) (Russia) with Phi
Elena Agudo Sierra (Spain) with Sensorial Space Prototype

The participants at the Matchmaking Conference 2018 will be rounded up by Tomasz Broma (Poland), Policarpodel Canto Baquera (Spain) and Iwo Borkowicz, the winners of the YTAA 2016 award, and Piyush Prajapati (Dubai, UAE), the author of the idea HEX-A-TRAL, which received the most public votes.

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