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Above: Biennial of Design BIO 26 Common Knowledge exhibition

The Biennial of Design BIO 26 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, explores this year the motto 'Common Knowledge' and explores the theme of data, information, knowledge and wisdom.

The main exhibition at the Museum of Architecture and Design is curated by Austrian design curator and cultural producer Thomas Geisler together with assistant curator Aline Lara Rezende. The exhibit and its accompanying catalogue will be released as a series of 5 magazines divided into chapters exploring these themes and a final issue dedicated solely to the topic of the information crisis.

The exhibit features work by multiple acclaimed creatives including Otto Neurath, Orson Welles, editorial designers Mark Porter and Francesco Franchi, Superflux and infographist Jaime Serra.

As part of BIO 26, a Designathon was organised where groups of creatives were challenged to come up with solutions to different challenges set by local institutions of knowledge. One winning project from each of the six challenges received financial resources to further develop the concepts and exhibit them alongside the main BIO 25 exhibit. The six challenges were:

Challenge 1: Old Structures, New Functions
The National and University Library challenged participants to redesign old library structures and propose a new spatial solution that better reflects the habits of modern library users.



Challenge 2: A Meaningful Online/Offline Experience
The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art asked creatives to create new ways to access the museum's collections online in a way that blurs the lines between physical and digital space.



Challenge 3: Towards New Learning Ergonomics
The University of Ljubljana asked participants to explore how to improve where and how teaching takes place. Designers were encouraged to blend physical and digital learning experiences and promote collaborative approaches to education.



Challenge 4: An Academy of Life
To tackle the aging population, The Fuzine Retirement Home set a challenge for designers to look at new ways to enrich the lives of senior citizens.



Challenge 5: Connecting Plants and People
This challenge sought to find new ways to encourage the public to engage with – and understand – the Index seminum of seeds, opening up dialogue on plant conservation and encouraging people to learn more about plant life.



Challenge 6: Media Credibility and its Discotents
Tying-in with the overall theme of BIO 26, this challenge seeks to find a solution to the growing amount of fake news and misleading content being spread by mainstream media outlets. The challenge also sought to help improve the climate of distrust so that honest journalists can get the truth out to readers.



BIO 26 runs until 9 February 2020. For more information visit the BIO26 website https://bio.si/en/program/

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Above: Biennial of Design BIO 26 Common Knowledge exhibition

The Biennial of Design BIO 26 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, explores this year the motto 'Common Knowledge' and explores the theme of data, information, knowledge and wisdom.

The main exhibition at the Museum of Architecture and Design is curated by Austrian design curator and cultural producer Thomas Geisler together with assistant curator Aline Lara Rezende. The exhibit and its accompanying catalogue will be released as a series of 5 magazines divided into chapters exploring these themes and a final issue dedicated solely to the topic of the information crisis.

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As part of BIO 26, a Designathon was organised where groups of creatives were challenged to come up with solutions to different challenges set by local institutions of knowledge. One winning project from each of the six challenges received financial resources to further develop the concepts and exhibit them alongside the main BIO 25 exhibit. The six challenges were:

Challenge 1: Old Structures, New Functions
The National and University Library challenged participants to redesign old library structures and propose a new spatial solution that better reflects the habits of modern library users.



Challenge 2: A Meaningful Online/Offline Experience
The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art asked creatives to create new ways to access the museum's collections online in a way that blurs the lines between physical and digital space.



Challenge 3: Towards New Learning Ergonomics
The University of Ljubljana asked participants to explore how to improve where and how teaching takes place. Designers were encouraged to blend physical and digital learning experiences and promote collaborative approaches to education.



Challenge 4: An Academy of Life
To tackle the aging population, The Fuzine Retirement Home set a challenge for designers to look at new ways to enrich the lives of senior citizens.



Challenge 5: Connecting Plants and People
This challenge sought to find new ways to encourage the public to engage with – and understand – the Index seminum of seeds, opening up dialogue on plant conservation and encouraging people to learn more about plant life.



Challenge 6: Media Credibility and its Discotents
Tying-in with the overall theme of BIO 26, this challenge seeks to find a solution to the growing amount of fake news and misleading content being spread by mainstream media outlets. The challenge also sought to help improve the climate of distrust so that honest journalists can get the truth out to readers.



BIO 26 runs until 9 February 2020. For more information visit the BIO26 website https://bio.si/en/program/

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