Just to name a few world’s creative minds who were lecturers on BDW:
Ross Lovegrove, Daniel Libeskind, Karim Rashid, Peter Saville, Luigi Collani, Patrizia Urquiola, Droog Design, Askan Mergenthaler of Herzog & Meuron, Juergen H. Mayer, Tony Chambers, Marcus Fairs, Konstantin Grcic, Patrizia Moroso, Shin Azumi, Paola Antonelli…
To most of them the participation at Belgrade Design Week was in the same time their very first visit to Belgrade, Serbia and the whole region, but also a unique chance for the local and regional creatives and professionals to get introduced with their work and ideas live on BDW.
Ticket for the entire program costs 100-200 euro.
Having a long tradition of over 20 years, Belgrade summer festival (Belef ) represents one of the most important culture & art events in the city. Starting summer 2012, the manifestation has significantly changed its form and became the “Festival of festivals”, offering unique cultural events during the summer months in Belgrade.
This summer Belgraders and guests of Belgrade enjoyed 14 festivals embraced by this unifying festival, 48 different programs during 72 days, where over 300 artists presented their creations through more than: 30 concerts, 3 film festivals, at least 8 exhibitions, and other numerous cultural events.
Belef presents domestic & foreign artists from many states as : France, Italy, Ireland, Great Britain, Czech Republic, China, USA, Canada, Holland, Sweden, Norway, Romania, Hungary, Zimbabwe, Mali, Armenia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina…
Beldocs is very interesting movie festival that presents only documentaries both from Serbia and worldwide. Festival is happening during the month of May first in Belgrade, and then in other Serbian cities and it consists from a few different segments, such as: Serbian Official Program, the International Program, 3D, BELDOCS supports, Kosovo and Metohija in Focus , Out of Competition.
This festival gives opportunity to see some really educative and one of the kind documentaries. It’s not a typical commercial event, but it offers a bunch of cool movies that you never had opportunity to catch anywhere else, such as: Yugoslavia- How ideology moved our collective body, Dragan Wende-West Berlin, Cathedrals of Cultures and similar.
Belgrade Dance Festival
With tradition over 8 years, the Belgrade Dance Festival (BDF) has become one of the most exciting cultural events in the city. Arrival of the renowned ballet and modern dance groups, renowned choreographer and current productions resulted in the formation of a new audience & in establishing pf high standards when it comes to art of dance. Quality program & good communication with local and international media, made the position of Belgrade prestigious on the European festival & dance map.
Belgrade Jazz Festival
When it comes to Belgrade Jazz festival any special introduction would be sufficient. Mister Miles Davis performed three times here and that says enough about tradition & prestige of BJF. It is taking place every year in space of Dom Omladine & Sava Centar halls. Jazz fans can by tickets on-line. The BJF is surely one of the most important music events in Belgrade.
Belgrade Fashion Week
Belgrade Fashion Week is one of the most trendy events in the city. It’s quite cool to actually be in the first lines. So…you may meet many of kinds of people there. It’s a kind of must-attend event.
Belgrade Fashion Week is organized twice a year: at the end of October and in the middle of April . There are reviews of many very important Serbian designers and fashion companies, attractive foreign brands from domestic market, talented young fashion designers, students from Faculty of Applied Arts, interesting fashion designers from abroad as well as numerous media at one place.
Mikser festival is the international festival celebrating creativity & innovations. It moved from the “Zitomlin silo” to the magical, neglected, industrial district in the heart of Belgrade, called “Savamala”. It offers art exhibitions, debates, lecturers, workshops & music program. Michael Mayer owner of Cologne’s “Kompakt” label performed once within Mikser festival, among other popular music stars.