Established pioneers of the international design scene Patrick Thomas – graphic artist and designer from Berlin and Mitch Paone – founder and creative director of the DIA Studio from New York will headline this year’s PDP Conference which will be held from the 11th till the 14th October in Novi Sad, Serbia.
Visitors will have the opportunity to attend lectures and exhibitions by Spassky Fischer (Paris), Miloš Rakojvić Sholim (Belgrade), Constantin Demner (Vienna), as well as other numerous authors from Great Britain, Netherlands, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
PDP (Print, Design, Photography) is a creative media conference that’s been educating young designers and students for a decade. We take our goal seriously, and we know just how important it is to offer additional knowledge to young creatives – free of charge. It is the only conference in the region that hasn’t changed its original purpose and philosophy – educating people in the fields of creative work.
This year’s PDP Conference will be held at multiple locations in Novi Sad. Visitors will be able to attend lectures and workshops at the Eđšeg Castle, the Student Cultural Center Fabrika, Cultural Center LAB, as well as the exhibition pavilion of the UNS Rectorate.
The topic of this year’s conference is INCIDENT. Through this topic, we want to research various criteria and phenomena regarding success and ask the question – should success in any of the fields of creative work in Serbia be considered an incident? We want to show that success doesn’t come without a price and that the journey towards it is the most important part.
When it comes to design, INCIDENT is a call to action. It invites you to experiment and to leave your comfort zone in order to question the status quo.
More than 90 applicants will be able to participate in workshops held by Mitch Paone; Patrick Thomas; Mane Radmanović (a professor at the Faculty for Media and Communication in Belgrade), as well as Riga-based creative director Pavel Kedich. A more detailed description of each workshop is available at the following link. Do note that there’s a limited number of spots available for each workshop, so if you’re thinking of applying make sure to hurry up!