It is really a great honor for me to be invited to BDW and I accepted the invitation almost immediately! My expectations are going in different directions:
– I hope to share new ideas with visitors, speakers, designers and program partners about design weeks and festivals and get some input to improve Munich Creative Business Week at home in Munich ☺
– But although I want to share our experience from MCBW with visitors of BDW – and hopefully convince people to join our Munich event as well. The BDW is a perfect platform to communicate other international design events, especially the MCBW.
– All in all it is the international networking of our community which is the most important matter for me. It is a kind of cross-culture communication – the today’s basic for the understanding of each other’s needs. And that leads to real design innovation with understanding and consideration for culture and tradition in other nations.

Sabine Lenk, Munich Creative Business Week


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?!