BDW DIZAJNPREMIERES / BDW DESIGNPARK 2014 EXHIBITIONS

BDW 2014 OPENING CEREMONY

BDW DESIGNPARK 2014 EXHIBITIONS

Preview of the 2014 DIZAJNPARK exhibitions.

Fourteen international exhibitions were presented at the Belgrade Design Week: Out of the Box – Design made in Israel, Design MuseumHolon; Strala is Presence/Tom Strala CH, Juxtaposition – Nicolas Le Moigne CH, Imagine, the Wooden Bicycle – Dvoika/RS, Nendo for Lasvit, Nendo JP and Lasvit CZ, Freedom to Reshape, Laufen CH, Konstantin Grčić and Toan Nguyen, Restons-Serieux, Gavrilo Božović CH/RS, Phantasms on Wheels, Nikola Kolja Božović RS; The Obsidan Project / Dandelight, Studio Drift NL, Table T, Irena Kilibarda RS, Comfort #8, Sabina Lang & Daniel Baumann CH, People, Branko Starčević RS, Numbers, the Center for Popularisation of Science RS and Studio Struktura RS. BDW Dizajnpark exhibitions are part of Belgrade Design Week 2014, which was generously supported by Gorenje. Anyone who visited the old Staklopan factory between the 7th and the 12th October 2014 had the opportunity to see carefully selected design exhibitions by some of the world’s and local leading creatives.

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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