BDW’s 100% FUTURE SERBIA segment is devoted to the promotion of young and talented Serbian designers, whose works are presented in shop windows all over the city center. The curators and producers of this project are BDW’s young volunteers, creating hopefully an annual expo by means of self-organization of the creatives.
The main idea is to transfer museum exhibitions to the streets of the city and to present them to a wider general audience, not only to those who regularly visit galleries and exhibitions. Visitors and passersby have a rare opportunity to enjoy the exhibited works during an easy stroll from Kalemegdan to Slavia, while also discovering interesting new locations presenting fresh Serbian design jewels all over the town, following a special map which is widely distributed.
With the 100% FUTURE SERBIA project, Belgrade Design Week supports strongly the local design scene, while by positioning the works in Belgrade’s shop windows, we support the city retail and horeca in times of crisis, focusing for one week the attention of media, institutions and the general public to all segments of the creative industries.
DESIGNERS DECORATE SHOP WINDOWS – “100% FUTURE SERBIA” PROJECT – BY POLITIKA
Belgrade Design Week is a one-off – a unique set-up that is free from the corporate atmosphere that so often pervades other such events. The energy, optimism and warmth of Jovan and his team flows through every event – lectures, workshops, meals & drinks alike!
I’ve never been good at sitting in a dark lecture hall for more than an hour or so at a time but found myself doing three lectures back to back at Belgrade – such was the quality of speakers. Timetabling was crazy at times but at BDW everybody seems happy to ‘go with the flow’ – and has an even better time for doing so. The City of Belgrade should be very proud of this gem!