Main exhibition, Ravnikar Year 2023   Edvard Ravnikar (1907–1993) defined the space of modern Slovenian society and state, transformed our understanding of the role of the architect, and opened architecture to creative doubt and incomplete design experiments. The significance of Ravnikar’s legacy and the question of the preservation of architectural heritage of the 20th century calls for its actualisation in the spirit of the 21st century. Ravnikar’s spaces have significantly shaped the process of independent Slovenia, as well as its social and political upheavals; and they raise questions of accessible public space, energy, programme, and the seismic retrofitting of buildings. These challenges call for responsible interventions combining the preservation of heritage with the adaptation of such to a social and environmental present that is fundamentally different from Ravnikar’s time.   These are the questions that the exhibition at MAO addresses. Based ...

Centre for Creativity has launched the second open call for co-productions of limited-edition series as part of the Distributed Design platform. Under the call Connecting Contemporary Design, Craft and Trades, 10 works by Slovenian creators were selected to receive financial incentive and mentoring in order to design a new product or visibly enhance an existing one for the purpose of presentation at the interinstitutional exhibition Triennial of Handicrafts and the Crafting Futures exhibition.   The selected products represent an intersection of adaptations of handcrafting symbolisms and techniques with conceptual and social approaches. Handcrafting techniques hold values and worth for contemporary creators, contrasting with generic products of serial industrial production by achieving high quality and traceable production origins. One crucial characteristic of products based on handcrafting techniques is their materiality which is most often associated with ecological concerns. ...

Opening: 21. november 2024   Curator: Alexandra Midal Assistant curator: Emma Pflieger   The 28th Biennial of Design (BIO28), which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, will take place between November 21, 2024 and April 6, 2025. It is organized by the Museum of Architecture and Design and the Centre for Creativity, with the curatorial concept developed by professor and curator Alexandra Midal together with Emma Pflieger, assistant curator. This year’s biennial represents an important milestone in sixty years of development in the field of design.   This year’s biennial represents an important milestone in sixty years of development in the field of design.Political, bold, vibrant, and provocative, Double Agent: Do You Speak Flower? examines the figure of floriography, a code hidden within flowers to transmit secret information. The core of this transdisciplinary and multifaceted exhibition scrutinizes the pivotal role of floriography used by women to portray ...

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