One Minute CV

WHO WE ARE is the annual meeting point of South East Europe’s creative industries, in Belgrade, Serbia, now in development to become a year-round one stop solution for the creative community.

WHAT WE DO is make the connections between some of the foremost creative minds on the planet, their ideas, their products, their processes, and you.

HOW WE DO this is by producing a world class conference and a cutting edge regional design show, while making time for our guests to explore the gourmet and nightlife capital of the region – Belgrade.

WHEN WE STARTED in 2005, we envisaged a private, non-profit event funded in equal part by reputable national government and international institutions, commercial sponsors and visitor’s box office sales. Since then, we have been included into top ten creative events in the world by leading global opinion makers.

WHERE WE HELP is in showcasing object and graphic design, architecture, branding, advertising, music, digital media, TV, art, publishing, film, fashion, media and all other forms of design related business.

WHY WE EXIST is to connect the creative industries and the world of business without bias, and allow Belgrade to fulfil its regional creative potential. As a measure of our success, ask Daniel Libeskind: after his lecture at BDW 2008 he walked away with the commission to design the master plan for Belgrade’s new waterfront development.

AS YOU READ THIS, IDEAS AND CONNECTIONS FORGED AT BDW ARE BLOSSOMING AROUND THE WORLD.

THIS YEAR IT’S YOUR TURN
 

I stopped working for others because then I have the responsibility and I feel like an advertising agency. When I work for Yello, I can make a fool out of myself. Whatever I do I go through the process of becoming a child, an idiot, totally unimportant. When I have the responsibility to start with it is disturbing." "I think every human is a God. All our life is about becoming like a child, trying to find out who is really hidden inside yourself, who you really are, who is the divine being inside. Great alpinist climb mountains not to become world famous, but to learn something about themselves, to come closer to that inner-child. If you are exposing yourself to the process of climbing the mountain, it is very important you are prepared to make a fool of yourself, to let yourself fall into the emptiness of vague idea, and to have the courage to be a total idiot. Only then you have a chance to die with the smile on your face.

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