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

PROGRAM OF THE CONFERENCE

Tuesday, June 7th: Balkan Design and Regional Collaborations

Part 1

10:00 – 11:30
Balkan Design Network Future Intentions
10’ presentations by representatives of regional organizations followed by discussion
participants:
Croatian Designers Association, Ivana Borovnjak, Nikola Radeljković
Mikser, Maja Lalić
Public Room, Aleksandar Velinovski
Polis University Tirana, Saimir Kristo
MAO Ljubljana, Cvetka Požar, Anja Zorko
Nova Iskra, Marko Radenković
Days of Architecture, Nedim Mutevelić
FLUID dizajn forum Montenegro, Ana Matić
designaustria, Severin Filek

11:30 – 12:00
Coffee Break

Part 2

12:00 – 13:30
What’s Design to Balkan and what’s Balkans to design?
Panel discussion
moderators: Ivana Borovnjak, Maja Lalić, Nikola Radeljković
expert participants:
Jelena Matić, professor, Faculty of Furniture and Interior Design, Belgrade
Biserka Komnenić, professor, Business School of Applied Studies, Novi Sad
Zoran Jedrejčić, designer
Borut Vild, assistant professor at "Digital Arts" Dpt, Faculty of Media and Communications, University Singidunum, Belgrade
Severin Filek, managing director, designaustria, Vienna
Ana Matić, professor, Graphic Design Department, Faculty of Fine Arts, Cetinje

Wednesday, June 8th: Practicing Design: Benefits of informal education

Part 1

10:00 – 11:30
Young Balkan Designers Residency Results
10’ presentations by designers
Tvrtko Bojić / Urum and We and Nature, Macedonia
Nedim Mutevelić / Spin Valis, Croatia
Studiolav / Prostoria, Croatia
TAK Kolektiv: Jernej Koželj, Matic Lenaršič / Dizajn DN and We and Nature, Macedonia
Jovan Stanković / GIR, Serbia
Katerina Trpkovska, We and Nature, Macedonia
Marko Petrić / Metalac, Serbia

Discussion
designers: Tvrtko Bojić, Nedim Mutevelić, Studio Lav, TAK Kolektiv, Jovan Stanković
companies: GIR, Metalac, 3d Impuls Laboratory, Prostoria
mentors: Aleksandar Velinovski, Jelena Matić, Nikola Radeljković

11:30 – 12:00
Young Balkan Designers: New Competition Model
Croatian Designers Association, Mikser, Public Room

Part 2

18:00 – 19:00
Balkan Design Expo
Folkk, Prostoria, Zanat furniture, Gazzda, Stuff, Extraform, Catra home fashion, Hookl und Stool, Metalac

19:00 – 20:00
VIP Exhibition Openings
Young Balkan Designers 2015 Residency
Young Balkan Designers 2016

21:00
Mikser Festival Grand Opening

The project is supported by European Union programme Creative Europe and co-financed by the Office for Cooperation with NGOs by the Government of  the Republic of Croatia and Ministries of culture of Serbia, Croatia and Macedonia.