FUTURE OF BALKAN DESIGN NETWORK, Mikser festival, June 7–8, 2016

FUTURE OF BALKAN DESIGN NETWORK, Mikser festival, June 7–8, 2016 Organized by: Croatian Designers Association, Mikser, Public Room Skopje Two-days conference of Balkan Design Network titled FUTURE OF BALKAN DESIGN NETWORK will be held from 7-8th of June in Mikser House, prior to Mikser Festival. The conference will gather relevant experts from design area, representatives of organisations and institutions that will talk about the future of Balkan design and BDN platform. The conference is part of the project Balkan Design Network that is co-founded by European Union programme Creative Europe. Program is supported by: European Union programme Creative Europe Ministry of culture, Croatia Government Office for Cooperation with NGOs, Croatia Ministry of culture and information, Serbia Ministry of culture, Macedonia

YBD at IMM Cologne

Current selection of the works by Young Balkan Designers will be internationally presented as one of the winners of the Pure Talents Contest at the prestigious International Furniture Fair in Cologne, Germany from 18-24 January, 2016.

YBD Regional tour exhibition winners 2016

Balkan Design Network announced the winners of the YBD travelling exhibition touring from the selection of the first round of the competition "Young Balkan Designers 2016: New Analogue" which called for design products and scenarios that are bringing human touch back into design process and manufacturing, linking them directly to materials, crafts and techniques available in the Balkan culture. Through the competition designers explored ways in which Balkan as a society can activate the value of its own cultural assets and contribute to the global debate on dehumanization of design and production process caused by hyper-efficient models of capitalist industrial and digital production and limiting usability-based approaches to design that tend to neglect other aspects of human factor - people’s personalities, their emotional responses and ideals.

YOUNG BALKAN DESIGNERS 2016: NEW ANALOGUE Exhibition and Award ceremony

8th Mikser festival: Sensitive Society, June 8-12, 2016, Belgrade, Serbia
YOUNG BALKAN DESIGNERS 2016: NEW ANALOGUE
exhibition opening and award ceremony

BDN releases new publication: Nurturing design in the Balkans

The intention of this publication is both to raise the questions about the state of current design practices from a designer’s point of view, but also to give practical insights to companies on how to begin to collaborate more closely with designers.

First Round Winners of YBD 2016: NEW ANALOGUE

First Round Winners of the Regional Design Competition Announced: YOUNG BALKAN DESIGNERS: NEW ANALOGUE
Participation at the Talent zone of Mikser Festival 2016, 8-12 June

Balkan Design Network announced the winners of the first round of the competition "Young Balkan Designers 2016: New Analogue" which called for design products and scenarios that are bringing human touch back into design process and manufacturing, linking them directly to materials, crafts and techniques available in the Balkan culture.

UPDATE: YOUNG BALKAN DESIGNERS 2016 − “NEW ANALOGUE”

Dear designers and participants,
We thank you all for your interest and for submitting great and wonderful projects to the Regional Design Competition: YOUNG BALKAN DESIGNERS 2016 − “NEW ANALOGUE”. Since some of you had technical issues with application, please check if application was finished successfully and if you and your project(s) are listed. In the case something is missing, please send all the data as in Application form to: youngbalkandesigners@gmail.com until Thursday, 14th of April, at midnight.
YBD team

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