LABS DAY / DESIGN AND BUSINESS PANEL DISCUSSION

Held after first educative programs which NI is realizing throughout May, the panel was an opportunity for exchange of reflections and opinions about the chalenges of this particular project, as well as other projects which are trying to awake the Serbian production and export through usage of inovative design solutions. Participants: Jovan Trkulja (Peter Gregson studio), Branko Nikolić (Studio Antipod), Milena Radović (SIEPA), Slobodan Jovanović (Coba & Associates), Miloš Ivković (Trikotaža Ivković); Moderator: Marko Radenković / Nova Iskra

 

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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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