Belgrade Design Week Festival 2014

“I have had a certain vision of Serbia my entire life” – to paraphrase General De Gaulle’s famous first sentence, in his “Mémoires de Guerre”, if not too inappropriate a comparison for the profane topic of design. This is the vision of a “society of knowledge”, which firstly requires a culture of knowledge – in my case with the help of my […]

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Belgrade Design Week Festival 2012

As heart piece of the DESIGN WEEK from the 7th to the 9th of June, our famous three-day educational conference FREEDOM SQUARED will be focused on scenarios for the future: finding solutions, ideas, models, tendencies for the FREEDOM needs of the entire SEE region, based on European values and standards, with the goal to define, understand and establish frameworks for a future society of FREEDOM.

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Belgrade Design Week Festival 2008

The globally sensational creative industry conference will be held again in Belgrade from May 8 to 10, 2008. Crème de la crème in world branding, advertising, design, architecture, publishing, new media and business will show you their vision of MODERN LIVING. The conference programme, divided into three thematic parts (Modern Classics, Modern Luxury and Blade […]

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Running in the morning through the city (down what the germans call a fussgangerzone) and being amazed by all the grand empty old buildings that reminded me of my Berlin beginnings. Grafitti on buildings. Lovely broken walls with acne'd facades from decades of reverse engineering. Discovering that all the ships on the river were party boats and open till the morning. Sweating so much in one of the clubs, my phone got messed up. Losing phone in said club. Visiting belgrade police station to report a then stolen phone to a twenty-something cop with a doctor's lab coat, listening to Rammstein (loudly) while hacking out my report on a pre-electric typewriter that looked (and sounded) as if it was from some era before typewriters were invented.   Thinking of Naked Lunch. Thinking of Die-Hard. Listening to architects talk about porous facades. Thinking of old smart bombs. Imagining the flash and crunch of several floors of reinforced concrete collapsing in on themselves. Wondering why I'm the only interactive guy here. Why are there so many beautiful women in Belgrade? Why are there so many beautiful women in Belgrade?!

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