Mikser Festival

Mikser is a multidisciplinary and multicultural platform that aims to affirm the cultural industry of the Balkan region. Organization mikser gathers creative professionals from entire region and facilitates a dialogue between contemporary global trends and regional practice. Mikser nurtures young talents from various creative disciplines through its own, unique platform for interaction between designers, architects, artists, companies, independent organizations, public institutions, local community and media.

This year’s Mikser Festival, under the tagline “ITCH”, will try to touch on the unbearable moment where something “itching”, annoying and even unbearable turns into source of inspiration and explodes in a creative reaction of progressive minds.

All the pressures, however limiting, at a certain point give enough direction to spirits and minds of creative people, to turn this force into innovative energy of solutions. In the environment that limits us and is oblivious to our needs and wants, one often succumbs to inaction and lethargic feeling; but this is the exact moment when greatest creative minds must burst alive and reach a breaking point that turns this energy from a negative feeling of constant exposure to impossibilities into something valuable, creative and sustainable, that cannot be stopped by any kind of oppression. The pressured environment is the most fertile ground for immensely creative solutions, and we are aim ing to search for just that. We, right here, right now and together, must be catalysts of change that we desire in our surrounding.

Mikser Design program takes place within the Depo Design HUB, in Travnička street, and it gathers some of the most eminent world experts from the field of architecture, design and other creative industries.

Within the program, public will have chance to attend and actively get involved through a few kinds of sections: lectures, workshops and Q&A sessions.

A regional competition “Young Balkan Designers” is published by the Balkan Design Network, and within the Mikser Festival 2015, where winning works will be exposed in a new festival venue - DESIGN HUB, which will open renowned industrial designer Konstantin Grčić, and designers from Serbia and region will also have an opportunity to talk about their work with him, within the program “All that you wanted to know about design”.