This year’s Belgrade Design Week will take place from October 6 to 11 2014, snugged nicely between the dates of design weeks in London / Vienna and Eindhoven / Kortrijk. For the ninth year without hiatus, it will include the world famous international conference BDW 2014, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday – the 9th, 10th and the 11th of October, as well as the traditional exhibition program BDW DIZAJNPARK, the professional BDW DIZAJNLABS program, and the additional city-wide staelite program of BDW PREMIERS, inlcuding our notorious DIZAJNIGHTS!
For the first time in its history, BDW will be held under the High Patronage of the President of the Republic of Serbia and the Mayor of Belgrade, in cooperation with the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, with key support from embassies and institutions from Japan, Switzerland, Netherlands, Germany and the EU Comission in Serbia. The topic of this year’s conference is SENSE SQUARED, and in BDW’s nonpareil fashion, we will once again present the global and regional “Greatest Creative Minds of the 21st Century” in the fields of architecture, advertising, branding, business, communication, digital, design, film, fashion, publishing and entrepreneurship.
In addition, during BDW2014 the world premiere of 100% SERBIA will be launched, an important new multimedia exhibition of Serbian creative thought, planned to travel to a dozen of the most important global destinations following the Belgrade premiere!. As in previous years, BDW 2014 will present over 100 unique works from over 20 countries worldwide, as well as the most outstanding showcases of the Serbian and regional creative industries, in presence of more than 150 accredited media representatives from around the world, which will once again place Belgrade and Serbia on the global creative map, connecting it with expressions such as innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, progress, under BDW’s now traditional call: “CREATE NEW VALUE”.
More information soon on www.belgradedesignweek.com
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.