24th Biennial of Design
Ljubljana, Slovenia
18. 9.—7. 12. 2014
3, 2, 1 ... Test
#Affordable Living
Photo: Ana Kovač/MAO Photo: Ana Kovač/MAO Photo: Ana Kovač/MAO Photo: Ana Kovač/MAO Photo: Ana Kovač/MAO
Photo: Ana Kovač/MAO

Neighborhoods built in the post-war period are faced with leftover, empty space between the buildings. MOTO seeks to redefine and reactivate the common space in these areas. The project is designed as an affordable mobile hub where common public programs can be devised in collaboration with the inhabitants of the neighborhoods, creating a common space to improve their living conditions and boost social interaction.
Designed as a white empty space, MOTO harbors a transformed old construction container. The open framework of the project allows different people to express themselves, create and explore. During BIO 50, MOTO is located in the Fužine neighborhood. There will be exhibitions, debates, music and sport events; we will cook together and explore the future of food, fashion and households; we will provide architectural consulting, conduct workshops with children, and many more. By the end of the Biennial, we expect the white space to be contaminated with the activity, wishes and aspirations of the neighborhood’s inhabitants. Just before the hub is moved to the next spot, the next neighborhood to transform.

Project by Uroš Babnik, Mika Cimolini, Adrian Friend, Lee Ivett, Aleš Ogorevc, Staša Dabič Perica