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In 2014 the Biennial of Design (BIO) in Ljubljana reinvents itself and launches an aspiring call for applications.

Entering the realm of collaboration, where design is a tool to rethink everyday life, BIO 50 is looking for individuals to shape possible futures for design. The Biennial is curated by Jan Boelen, director of Z33 – House for Contemporary Art and Head of the Master department Social Design at the Design Academy in Eindhoven.

BIO 50 is looking for team members with various backgrounds and a multidisciplinary approach. Those who are self-motivated, unafraid to experiment and who can bring their expertise to the table and simultaneously learn from each other are encouraged to join and collaborate.

Under a series of multidisciplinary mentors, twelve teams will tackle the themes of Affordable Living, Knowing Food, Public Water Public Space, Walking the City, Hidden Crafts, The Fashion System, Hacking Households, Nanotourism, Engine Blocks, Observing Space, Designing Life and an Open Category.

The results will be appraised by an international jury that consists of industrial designer Konstantin Grcic, design critic Alice Rawsthorn and designer Saša J. Mächtig.

BIO 50 will present the outcomes of each team in an exhibition. The projects will be published in an accompanying catalogue as well.

Applications may be submitted via the BIO website until 12 January 2014.