BELGRADE DESIGN WEEK 2014
Belgrade Design Week took place from 6th to 12th October 2014 at the old Staklopan factory in Belgrade. The program was divided into 5 segments: BDW Brand New World international conference; BDW DizajnLabs workshops; BDW DizajnPark exhibitions; Creative Forum Serbia; 100% Future Serbia group exhibition.
Belgrade Design Week 2014 was held under the high patronage of the President of the Republic of Serbia and the Mayor of Belgrade, in association with the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, supported by embassies and institutions from Japan, Netherlands, Switzerland, Israel, Germany, Mexico, and India.
Bojana Drača / Germany opened the PKS DIZAJNLABS. The focus of her master class Ethical fashion was informing and educating consumers about the origin of their clothing and the production chain, as well as finding solutions to change their behavior. After that, Satya Sheel / Metro Valley / India held a master class titled Democracy & Urban Planning, which was intended for architects, urban planners, sociologists and economists. Topic of the master class:Culture management by Galit Gaon, Chief curator of Design Museum Holon / Israel, intended for professionals in the field of culture, was the financing and successful management of museums, from the business perspective. The focus of the workshop Digital Design by Gavrilo Božović / Switzerland was the cooperation between designers and engineers in the fields of art, which significantly increases the range of media available for expression. At the Serbian Architecture master class, i.e. 100 Creative Playgrounds for the Children of Serbia, BDW and MADA Architects from Belgrade explained how they built the first Serbian designed playground in Belgrade, Kalemegdan, and showed the plans for another 99 new playgrounds. Other speakers at the master class were the City architect Milutin Folić, Director of the Belgrade office of the company LAMDA development, Boris Tancabelić, and representativeof the Finnish Embassy, Outi Isotalo.
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