With headliners such as Ole Jensen, Héctor Serrano, Troika, Zaha Hadid Architects and Martino Gamper in the mix, it's hard to imagine Belgrade Design Week, the relatively young Serbian kid on the design block, has had less than a decade to grow.
The cogs of a well-oiled fair programme have turned this privately-funded, no-profit design week into an unmissable connecting point between the global design scene, the creative industries and modern businesses in Serbia and the Southeast European region.
The self-styled festival of creative education has undoubtedly been growing in scope from year to year, returning in 2012 with a stellar programme of over 50 lectures, workshops and events, the bulk of which is taking place in architect Ivo Kurtović's icnoic 1970s National Library of Serbia building.
Running from 4 to 10 June, the highlight of the 7th edition will no doubt be the successful three-day Freedom Squared conference, which focuses on scenarios, solutions, models and ideas for future design innovation. Clustered into the rather spirited-sounding 'Greatest Creative Minds of the XXI Century' umbrella is an impressive speaker line-up which we've listed below.
Can't make it to Belgrade? Watch the action unfold here from tomorrow, 7 June, 12:00 UTC, as we co-host a live stream of the conferences over all three days on Wallpaper.com.
Due to limitations with the feed, we cannot guarantee the live stream will work on all devices. We apologise in advance if you cannot watch the talks.
Freedom Squared line-up:
Thursday 7 June
Dominique Dinies / Querkraft
Petter Neby / Punkt
Leon Jakimič / Lasvit
Friday 8 June
Jenni Carbins / Matilda
Enrico Bosa / En&Is
Saturday 9 June
Robert Klanten / Gestalten
Götz Ulmer / Jung von Matt
Patrik Schumacher / Zaha Hadid Architects
Belgrade Design Week runs until 10 June. Freedom Squared will be live streamed on Wallpaper.com on 7, 8 and 9 June
See the highlights from ICFF 2012 New York