Mikser Festival 2014. / Sustainable Utopia
The Mikser Festival, the largest regional festival of creativity and innovation, was held for the third time in Belgrade’s Savamala district, under the slogan “Sustainable Utopia”, strongly colored by the theme of solidarity. The thematic units of the festival, with a distinctly activist character, were in line with the recent natural disaster that struck the region and put in the function of civic solidarity and association. In addition to specific actions of collecting aid and funds for the victims, the label “Solidarity!” of the Mikser Festival was carried by the educational and debate program of the platform “Mikser Talks”.
World-renowned experts such as Russian street artist and writer Misha Most, Daniel Cosentino, artist and lecturer at the American University in Kosovo, John Sudhir Horo, director of IdeaWorks Design & Strategy from India, and many others shared their valuable experiences in these fields. The Mikser Kids segment is also colored by solidarity, encouraging children and parents to help the endangered population through numerous creative activities.
Long-term initiatives such as Mikser’s collaborative European project “Urban Cooks”, which was realized in cooperation with the Spanish activist architectural organization “Basurama”, offered their vision of “Sustainable Utopias” and solidarity within the “Smarter Cities” program.