Barcelona Design Week is back!
BCN Design Week, the annual event organised by BCD (Barcelona Design Centre), is back! This international event, focused on design, innovation and business, will gather companies and professionals from any industry or productive services that use knowledge and creativity as a driver for their business activity.
Under the slogan Design Vision 2050, and coinciding with the 40th anniversary of BCD, the BCN Design Week has been reinvented for its eighth edition to expand its reach, opening up to the city to find answers to the challenges we will face in the coming decades through design.
This edition will offer new activities addressed to a wide range of publics, offering the opportunity to interact, network and learn about the potential of design, innovation and creativity as a driver for change in several areas of society: health, habitat, consumption, entreneurship or eco-design are among the topics to be discussed at the Barcelona Design Week 2013.
For the first time the BCN Design Week will take place in June, over 11 days from 11th to 21st June. The 70 activities included in its program will launch the third edition of the Barcelona Design Festival, a major event that seeks to place Barcelona as an international design capital.
For further information please visit: http://www.barcelonadesignweek.com
CREATE NEW VALUE!
Now in its eighth edition, the BDW conference “INNOVATION2”, brings together three days of the most exciting global creative, business and educational talent in Belgrade, from June 6th until June 8th 2013.
The world’s best from the full spectrum of creative industries - branding, design, architecture, publishing, advertising, fashion, new media, film, entrepreneurship and culture - will explain how to create new value in a fast changing innovation-driven world!
A must for every progressive person and company planning the future of their business, institution, community, region, and especially for creatives planning their own future and the future of their clients: as you read this, ideas and connections forged at BDW are blossoming around the world. This year it’s your turn!
"The participant’s list is impressive! BDW is the best professional event I ever participated in."
"BDW is a masterpiece in the art and science of conference design - and a hell of a good way to spend 4 days in Serbia!"
THURSDAY 06 JUNE
ARCHITECTURE & BELGRADE DESIGN INNOVATION
On Thursday June 6th, yet again the most INNOVATIVE architects, interior designers, developers and urban planners descend on Belgrade to present at the BDW 2013 conference! Join global superstars like Alvaro Siza, industrial innovators Daan Roosegaarde, the Alpine masters of concrete Marte and Marte, and the new Scandinavian superstar Johannes Norlander. Followed by the eagerly awaited session about Belgrade’s own future development under the auspices of Beoland, featuring the likes of Zaha Hadid’s BEKO project at Kalemegdan by Lamda, the new Ada Bridge by Porr and the awarded Cloud project by Sou Fujimoto, among others. The day will be rounded up with BDW’s showcase, which every year presents important regional stars each year – this year is Gigodesign from Slovenia.
FRIDAY 07 JUNE
ADVERTISING & WORLD DESIGN INNOVATION
The Cannes Lions are roaring in Belgrade on June 7th! Watch and learn from the makers of the most globally innovative campaigns for Samsung, FIAT, Nissan, MTV, The Guardian, Snickers, Guiness, Nike, Adidas brought to you by TBWA, 72andSunny, Wolff Olins, and AKQA, as well as avant-garde digital communication artists Troika. Followed by the first ever World Design Innovation session at BDW, presenting leading global curators, design management and business leaders from Munich, Eindhoven, Prague, Barcelona, Brussels, Amsterdam and Vienna, introduced by the Professor who singlehandedly changed the Government of South Australia by redesigning its functions according to creative rules - the amazing Laura Lee.
SATURDAY 08 JUNE
OBJECT DESIGN & EUROPEAN DESIGN INNOVATION
How do you design for world leading companies? On Saturday 8th June, meet the leading authors of hot awarded designs for brands like Moroso, MUUTO, Audi, Foscarini, Lapalma, Established & Sons, LK Hjelle, Asplund, Nespresso, Prada, Hermes - Clemens Weisshaar, Andersson & Voll, Oskar Zieta, Christophe Pillet, Adrian Rovero and Virgilio Fernandez from the FIAT Centro Stile, featuring their iconic Serbian-made 500L, the new design superstar from Kragujevac. This is followed by a session of members of the elite European Design Leaders association, responsible for cutting edge graphic design, corporate identity and packaging work awarded all the Red Dots, IFs, D&ADs of this world.
Special offer for BEDA members – early birds ticket price of 149 EUR (regular price EUR 299) for the most exciting creative conference in the world.
Book your tickets now at: http://www.belgradedesignweek.com/tickets/
BDW becomes a member of Bureau of European Design Associations (BEDA)
Belgrade Design Week is the first festival of this kind in the entire SEE region to acquire BEDA's membership, among more than forty design associations, regional and national design promotion centers and councils, as well as design education institutions.
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