Matevz Celik, Jan Boelen
BIO 50, the 24th edition of the Biennial of Design in Ljubljana took place in September to December 2014 at the Slovenian capital's Museum of Architecture. It is one of the longest-standing regular design events, founded in 1964 and around 120 international designers and multidisciplinary agents engaged in a six-month collaborative effort devising possible futures for design. Guided by a group of mentors, eleven teams each tackled a specific topic about how design affects and determines our life and environment. This new book compiles notes, essays, and interviews, along with rich visual material. It aggregates the manifold dimensions of each team's collaborative process, and illuminates strategies and roles for design in a contemporary world. Designing Everyday Life also features reflections on BIO as a meeting point for design between East and West in Central Europe, and interviews with design critic Alice Rawsthorn and with industrial designers Konstantin Grcic and Sasa Machtig.
Ljubljana, 2014, 24cm x 17cm, illustrated, 534pp, paperback.