“Designers’ Republic” Workshop

May 7th - 9th, 2007

Dögg Gudmundsdottir was born in Reykjavik, Island, in 1970. She studied industrial design at Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, from 1992 until 1996, and from 1996 until 1998, at the Danish Design School in Copenhagen. Her works have been exhibited and published across Europe and the USA. From her early youth, she has been interested in art and design, and she has combined and applied those interests in her practical work. In her studio in Copenhagen, she deals with industrial design, artistic installations, and graphic design. She has worked for various companies, including B-Sweden, Ligne-Roset, Finn Frogne, Elimenti, and Christofle. Dögg Gudmundsdottir is more oriented towards sub-real world of forms, in which she uses or plays with geometric and organic shapes. Playing with forms can be of various kinds, and the bulk of her works is multifunctional, as well.

To strike a balance to the high profile Change2 conference that would only feature domestic and regional creativity, Mikser and the O3ONE Gallery have created a three-day workshop program named “Designers’ Republic” which will become the hub of the first half of the BDW, both for the designers and the business representatives. The program is conceived as a platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences, presentations of individual projects, both by young Serbian designers living / studying / working abroad, and creative individuals and studios based in Serbia.

The choice of themes and lecturers covers a broad spectrum of current problems and issues. Through a series of Q&A sessions and panel discussions, the workshop attendees will have an opportunity to evaluate local urban, architectural, social and business topics, compare experiences, as well as suggest directions as to the resolution of issues that affect Belgrade, Serbia and Balkans today.

BDW & MIKSER & O3ONE

CASE SERBIA – Exhibition & Publication
The best projects of independent Serbian branding agencies and design studios
May 10th – 16th, 2007
Opening & book promotion: Thursday, May 10th, 2007, at 22h

Through the publication and exhibition, Case Serbia will present Serbian branding and its position concerning international advertising and branding agencies. The book contains projects realized for local clients by local agencies and studios, and each agency-design studio will present the selected projects within the exhibition during Belgrade Design Week.

Initiative & Realization: BRANDMAMA, Belgrade

THE FRENCH KISS Project in Belgrade
May 10th – 16th, 2007
Opening: Thursday, May 10th, 2007, at 22h

* Faze /////// guillaume anatole faraut
* dZO architecture /////// arnaud descombes et antoine regnault
* R+A /////// Edouard ROPARS et Julien ABINAL
* M+M+R /////// Laurent MASMONTEIL+ philippe MONTEIL+ gilles REIBELL
* Microclimax /////// Benjamin Jacquemet + Carolyn Wittendal
* WRTW /////// Geraldine Malvina Fourmon
* Kilo /////// tarik oualalou + linna choi
* REV architecture /////// cristiano benzoni + emmanuel biard + sophie thuillier
* G.E. /////// gilles ebersolt
* H+LB /////// Mathurin hardel + cyrille le bihan
* Sam /////// Schneider + Matthys Architectes

The French Kiss Project is a group of eleven architecture offices, all studied and dipl* in Paris. All of them are living or working now in Paris. Their participation in several competitions and realizations in France, in Europe, in the world have same aim: making architecture different.

Their manifesto is “Un Nouvel art de Vivre est possible” – it is a mix of architecture, design, and landscape. This first meeting in Belgrade, during the design week, is an opportunity to discover the group, their ideas, their concepts and their vision of the future. *diplômées par le government

The author of the exhibition: Ana Zatezalo
Production: SYNESTHESIA, Ana Zatezalo, and Čedomir Ristić and FAZE Guillaume Farrault
Concept & design of the installation:
Guillaume Farrault
Concept & visual identity:
FAZE / Guillaume Farrault
Exhibitors: 11 young French architects.

NORDIC ART SCENE
DÖGG DESIGN (Denmark/Island)
the exhibition of prints
May 7th – 12th, 2007
Opening: May 7th/19h