MIKE MEIRE (DE)

Related Projects: Belgrade Design Week Festival 2011

We shouldn't think too much ahead. Just be aware of what's happening around you. What kind of talents you have within you. In long run you want to create future, but future easily becomes an excuse to postpone decisions you have to take today. If you don't change today, tomorrow will be like today. So therefore everything is already happening in the now.

Meiré und Meiré has been working for German and international brands and companies for 30 years at the intersection between culture and design. Over 100 employees in Cologne develop character defining media for analog and digital communication.

As Art Director, Mike Meiré has given many important magazines an image. Neo Noto conceives, produces and publishes artistic and cultural projects. Neo Noto works both on it’s own behalf and on behalf of its clients. Mike Meiré’s most important editorial design projects include the business magazine brand eins, which has received multiple awards, the architectural magazine ARCH+, the redesign of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ), the contemporary culture magazine 032c as well as Dasha Zhukova’s international art and fashion magazine GARAGE.

Marc Meiré manages the Strategy and Consulting divisions of Meiré und Meiré as well as its operative business processes. These include customer development as well as the guidance, consulting and qualification of company management in the areas of editorial design, culture projects, public relations, brand coding and architecture.

The Belgrade Design Week was the best design conference I have ever enjoyed – the specific spirit of the city in a kind of in between status, the rough tension which can still be felt ten years after the bombs, the pride and the looking for new orientation especially in the young generation – all this is giving the BDW a special flair far away from the current events of the global design circus. In addition the enthusiastic organizational team trying hardly but unsuccessfully to keep the program along the schedules, the informal exchange between the international speakers, the loss of any discipline, the parties on the river … what ever and how ever the interrelations between these aspects are working – it makes the BDW an unique, likeable, inspiring and productive event, I will never forget.

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