paola antonelli (photo by zorana lalic)

last week designboom travelled to belgrade, serbia to attend belgrade designweek and the modern2 design conference. the conference was a big success and featured some of the top creatives from advertising, design and architecture. the multidisciplinary nature of the conference was a welcome approach which helped create creative bridges between the speakers and attendees.

designboom’s editor-in-chief, birgit lohmann was one of the speakers at the conference on may 9th, presenting a speech titled, ‘thoughts on originality’. the day’s other speakers were patrizia moroso, erwan bouroullec, arne quinze, paola antonelli, alice rawsthron, graham fink and mirko ilic. the day concluded with a group panel discussion. a special thanks to the organizers and curators of this wonderful event jovan jelovac, nina babić and maja vidaković.

http://www.belgradedesignweek.com

designboom returns from belgrade design week patrizia moroso (photo by nemanja knezevic)

designboom returns from belgrade design week alice rawsthron (photo by nemanja knezevic)

designboom returns from belgrade design week mirko ilic (photo by nemanja knezevic)

designboom returns from belgrade design week arne quinze (photo by zorana lalic)

designboom returns from belgrade design week erwan bouroullec (photo by nemanja knezevic)

designboom returns from belgrade design week birgit lohmann (photo by nemanja knezevic)

designboom returns from belgrade design week graham fink (photo by nemanja knezevic)

designboom returns from belgrade design week panel discussion (photo by nemanja knezevic)