JELOVAC AT LDF 2012

 

Jovan Jelovac, chairman and curator of Belgrade Design Week participated in the London Design Festival, one of the world’s most important annual design events, from September 14 – 22nd. The Festival programme was made up of over 300 events and exhibitions staged by hundreds of partner organizations across the design spectrum and from around the world. The centerpiece of the Festival were the Landmark Projects for which some of the world’s greatest architects and designers created pieces of work in some of London’s best-loved public spaces. If anything is evidence of this city’s vitality, it’s the sheer scope and quality of the Festival events programmed by its partners. From established businesses to emerging practies, from entrepreneurs to educators, from manufacturers to retailers, LDF’s partners represent the heart of London’s design culture. Arguably, the main difference between London and similar events in Milan and around the world are the numerous discussions and exchange platforms. As LDF’s chairmen Sir John Sorrel, the next key-note lecturer at Belgrade Design Week’s 2013 conference, said, “If we’re going to try and make sure that design and creativity shape a better world, then we need to talk about it.” Jelovac participated in key LDF, BEDA (Bureau of European Design Associations), 100% DESIGN, Designjunction and British Council discussions, talks and panels during the festival.

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During the 10 year history of Normann Copenhagen, we have learned that passion for design and architecture is strongly connected to people and not places. Coming from a part of the world where DESIGN is almost part of your DNA and every household has a selection of Design Classics, does not guarantee that passion is found.   When coming to Belgrade for the BDW 2009 we found a dedication and passion at the highest level. We can only be jealous that such events, created with passion and real interest to push the viewers and visitors to the next level are not more commonly found in Denmark. That again is a tribute to the great efforts found behind BDW and we hope to be part of your events in the years to come.

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