BDW on Wallpaper

Watch live BDW’s conference on www.wallpaper.com! See what Wallpaper wrote about our conference :

If May belongs to New York Design Week and the Venice Art Biennale, June is all about Belgrade. Since its launch in 2005, Belgrade Design Week has grown into a world-class destination, drawing in top creatives from its peers to the West and Far East, but also from a great pool of local Eastern European talent. Suddenly there is no finer place for a designer to be as spring yields to summer.

The eighth annual festival begins today. But the biggest draw is the three-day innovation conference, held in the city’s Museum of Contemporary Art, the modernist landmark that closed in 2008 for renovations and has yet to reopen. Visitors can experience the 1965 structure as a VIP, and draw from a programme of stellar lecturers that include furniture designer Christophe Pillet, the experimental design practice Troika and Swedish architect Johannes Norlander.

Beginning on Thursday 6 June, the city will play host to some of the world’s most innovative designers – not to mention Serbian stars like corporate-identity practice Gigodesign. Wolff Olins principals Owen Hughes and Christopher Moody will lecture on their most influential work. And Zaha Hadid will discuss her upcoming Beko project at Belgrade’s Kalemegdan, her first project in South Eastern Europe.

If you can’t make it to the actual event, it’s possible to be there in more than spirit. Starting on 6 June at 10:00 UTC, we will co-host a live stream of the conferences over all three days on Wallpaper.com.

Due to limitations with the feed, we cannot guarantee the live stream will work on all devices. We apologise in advance if you cannot watch the talks.

http://www.wallpaper.com/design/wallpaper-live-streams-belgrade-design-week-2013-conferences/6551

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Belgrade Design Week is a one-off – a unique set-up that is free from the corporate atmosphere that so often pervades other such events. The energy, optimism and warmth of Jovan and his team flows through every event – lectures, workshops, meals & drinks alike!   I’ve never been good at sitting in a dark lecture hall for more than an hour or so at a time but found myself doing three lectures back to back at Belgrade – such was the quality of speakers. Timetabling was crazy at times but at BDW everybody seems happy to ‘go with the flow’ – and has an even better time for doing so. The City of Belgrade should be very proud of this gem!

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