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BIO27 path of change: Can cultural production have a smaller impact on the environment?

Published: 4. Oct 2022



11.00 Introduction 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