Regenerative Cultural Production
Futuring’s is utilising the biennial to interrogate its practices and future; to observe, source, and examine the existing sustainable practices in cultural production. Our findings are collected in an open-source toolkit. Moreover, we offer selected perspectives on sustainability (via audio guide, AR visualisations and infographics). The findings will enable cultural institutions, designers (and individuals) to reduce the environmental impact of their work.
Tamara Lašič Jurković
Futuring section of
BIO27 Exhibition at MAO
Photo: Klemen Ilovar / MAO
Toolkit – Sustainable Cultural Production: Museum
Futuring – Žan Kobal, Tamara Lašič Jurković, Barbara Predan, Sophie Thomas. Read the toolkit on Issuu: English version ↗, Slovenian version ↗.
Photo: Klemen Ilovar / MAO
Futuring, mentored by designer and sustainability expert Sophie Thomas, is undertaking an environmental audit of the Super Vernaculars biennial and is guiding the reduction of its environmental impact.
In 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement (a legally binding international treaty on climate change) were adopted. The nature of this global challenge requires a collective response across all sectors and scales. It is essential that, aside from talking about environmental impact, every organisation (and individual) analyses its own actions and commits to being environmentally responsible.
Museums play a dual and indispensable role in society. They safeguard our future generations’ engagement in cultural heritage. At the same time, they are actors themselves, places that contribute to a socially, ecologically, and culturally conscious society by incorporating the future of our life worlds.
Perspectives on Sustainability: Audio Guide
Futuring – Žan Kobal, Tamara Lašič Jurković, Barbara Predan
Public Programme – Discussion panel
The BIO27 journey: How can we make cultural production more sustainable?, May 2022
Public Programme – MAO signing AN Sustainability pledge
Photo: Urban Cerjak / MAO
Grains for Brains
Delving into the ‘world of grains’, team Robida.plus based in the remote Alpine village Topolò is drawing on Slovenia’s rich cultural, agricultural and culinary heritage to redesign the Slovenian tradition of buckwheat use.
Communicating Modern Architecture
Garnitura explores new ways to communicate the architectural legacy of the renowned Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik to new audiences by drawing on the architect’s profoundly human vision for the city of Ljubljana.
Water – Designing a Biovernacular
Pjorkkala is addressing the problem of pollution in natural water sources in Slovenia by creating prototypes for local, nature-based solutions.
Design collective Krater is developing ongoing research into rammed earth architecture to create a teahouse that is situated on the crater-like construction site in the heart of Ljubljana occupied by Krater.