My BDW began in Milan, having a crazy meeting with Jovan at the design library in ZONA TORTONA. 09:15 A short espresso with Mauricio Ribotti: "Are you sure you have a meeting with Jovan this time in the morning? It must be a mistake!" 09:40 a man with a small black suitcase enters the café: "Hi CARO!" both man hug. "Oh! Galit, you are also here?" We sit down and immediately start to talk "design”. After 3 espressos I know I have found my partner for the next revolution! Coming to BDW was wonderful, like meeting old friends. BDW is the most passionate conference, full of amazing designpeople that share impossible designdreams. I was honored to be a part of this group  - and would love to see you all again!

Ms. Galit Gaon is the Chief Curator of Design Museum Holon and the founder, Director and Chief Curator of the Israeli Cartoon Museum at the Mediatheque Cultural Center .

Formerly founder, director and head of Department of Product Design in Askola School of Design, Tel Aviv, as well as senior lecturer in the Holon Institute of Technology (HIT), Holon. In 15 years of work Gaon initiated and curated numerous design exhibitions all over Israel, and was a partner and director of the a desgin studio for Museums, manager of program development and design management for the Tel Aviv Museum, Yad Vashem Museum, Eretz Israel Museum, Massuah Museum, the National Tibetan Museum, Tower of David Museum, the Museum of Islamic Art and various other projects of site conservation. She is a member of the board of the Advanced Design Forum of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor and a member of the board of the Israeli Institute of Packaging and Design Manufacturers Association of Israel. Gaon received a Master from the University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv and a B.Des from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.

It was great for xarchitekten to be invited to BDW as Austrian Architects We were expecting a great time by experiencing all this different thinking’s on design issues. At first there was the road movie from Vienna to Belgrade: 600 Kilometers of flat land, an immense impression of wideness - like riding on a green ocean. Arriving Belgrade we were hosted by the perfect Organization and accompanied by very nice people of BDW. The most valuable element of BDW´s Performing, Discussing, Lecturing in the Theater, Visiting the Clubs and Restaurants of Belgrade has been the linking excellent thinking and facing experts coming from different fields of design as well as different regions of Europe. xarchitekten are convinced about the great role of BDW as an Place for multidisciplinary Evolution, therefore BDW is facing a great future. Hopefully xarchitekten will be connected to BDW again.

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