In this year’s edition of Mikser Festival, under the tagline “Sensitive Society” special focus is on Dutch experts sharing their progressive ideas and know-hows regarding different aspects of refugee integration. During three-day conference Mikser Talks: Sensitive City- Refugee Integration, from Wednesday 8th of June until Friday 10th of June, five speakers from the Netherlands will present their projects:
The lecture What Design Can Do? by Richard van der Laken will showcase design as catalyst of change and provide guidelines for designers of all kinds to make a difference for refugees.
Artist Manon van Hoeckel will present an inspiring project Limbo Embassy – an Embassy for landless refugees.
Robin van Eijk and Jazz Tonna are advertising students with progressive project The Working Refugees aiming to help the refugees by offering them a legal option to start their own business on internet.
Photographer Aart Jan van der Linden from the team of Refugee Republic, considered as the most innovative Dutch documentary of recent times, will talk in visuals about the inhabitants and places of the Syrian refugee camp Camp Domiz in Northern Iraq.
As a symbol of our long-term collaboration with the Dutch Embassy in Belgrade which has been supporting our endeveurs in promoting and nurturing talents in design and other creative disciplines, The Ambassador, H.E. Hendrik G.C. van den Dool will officially open the Young Balkan Designers exhibition in Mikser House, on Wednesday, 8 June at 8pm , and also present the Dutch experts who are contributing to Sensitive Society theme of this year’s Mikser Festival.