The BIO27 Super Vernaculars catalogue, edited by Jane Withers and Ajda Bračič, serves as a handbook and a platform that defines, examines and presents the so called Super Vernaculars approach, as well as inspire and inform on topics of creativity and regenerative practices. It includes essays offering different perspectives on the principles of the super vernacular by Jane Withers, Jan Boelen, Adam Štěch, Marco Sammicheli, Blaž Bajič, Sophie Thomas, Milan Dinevski, Carolien Niebling, Daniel Bell, Dr. Adam Drazin, Kellenberger-White, Medprostor, Špela Spanžel and others. One of the sections is dedicated to documenting the work processes of the multi-award winning projects of BIO27 Production Platform teams Pjorkkala, Robida.plus, Krater, Garnitura and Futuring.
Studio Kellenberger–White were commissioned to create the logo and a font for BIO27. The upper-case font is inspired by the hand-drawn lettering architect Jože Plečnik uses to label his drawings. The typeface is purposefully lightweight to reduce ink and energy use. The font can be freely downloaded from BIO27 website during the duration of the biennial.
Production platform team Futuring utilised the biennial to interrogate its future; to observe, source, and examine the existing sustainable practices in cultural production. One of the outcomes is this open-source toolkit, which enables cultural institutions and designers to reduce their work’s environmental impact.
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Referencing an old pratike, Slovene farmers’ almanac, team Robida developed a new format of recipe book where content is organised through time, following the lifecycle of buckwheat, a super vernacular plant that is an important part of Slovenian cultural, agricultural and culinary heritage.
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