MAO, Rusjanov trg 7, Ljubljana
From the outset, BIO27 decided to research how we can make a more sustainable cultural production. The curators dedicated one of the five production platform commissions, by team Futuring, to analyse BIO’s activities and investigate the ways in which the Biennial’s impact can be reduced and how we can capture these learnings to share with designers and cultural institutions.
This short programme of talks will explore the landscape of cultural production and current state of best practice for low impact. Museums safeguard future generations’ engagement in cultural heritage, and, at the same time, they are actors themselves, contributing to a socially, ecologically, and culturally conscious society. This knowledge-sharing session includes the launch of Futuring’s Toolkit aimed at helping culture professionals and designers to create strategies for reducing their own environmental impact.
Nejc Avbelj, assistant director of MAO
Dragan Barbutovski, British Council Slovenia
Jane Withers, BIO27
11.10 What is the state of sustainable cultural production?
The first session will include a snapshot of international best practice in sustainable cultural production and learnings from BIO27.
Moderator: Sophie Thomas
With: Graciela Melitsko Thornton, Julie’s Bicycle, Jana Babšek & Alenka Černelič Krošelj, ICOM, Anja Radović, BIO27
11.45 The BIO27 Futuring Toolkit
Chaired by BIO27 mentor, designer and sustainability consultant, Sophie Thomas, production platform team Futuring launch their open-source toolkit which aims to empower cultural institutions and designers in reducing the impact of their work. A Q&A opens the floor to the audience to ask quick-fire questions about designers’ dilemmas in low-impact production.
With: Barbara Predan, Žan Kobal, Tamara Lasić Jurkovič (Futuring)
12.20 Designing Super Vernaculars
A conversation with the BIO27 design teams discussing what they have learnt while designing Super Vernaculars and the challenges they had to overcome as well as the opportunities when taking a low-impact approach.
Moderator: Jane Withers
With: Sebastian White & Eva Kellenberger, design studio Kellenberger & White, Rok Žnidaršič, Medprostor, Aljaž Vesel & Gašper Uršič, design studio Studio Kruh + AA
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The event will also be livestreamed via MAO and BIO channels.
The event is supported by the British Council Slovenia.