Sofia Design Week ( 1 - 8 of June) is an international festival for design and visual culture. It takes place every June in Sofia. It features a professional forum with prominent speakers from all over the world, as well as an extensive program of open events aimed at the broader audience - exhibitions, workshops, discussions, talks, screenings, parties, book openings, events for children, etc.
Sofia Design Week strives to serve as a platform which stimulates and
supports the development of design professionals in Bulgaria. At the
same time the festival aims to present and promote sustainable and
sensible practices for better and beneficial visual environment from
around the world.
This year two lectors that I chose to write about will participate.
Peter Biľak was born in Czechoslovakia, lives in the Netherlands; worked at Studio
Dumbar, before started a design studio in The Hague, Netherlands, where
he works in the field of editorial, graphic and type design, combined
with part time teaching at the Royal Academy of Arts in the Hague; in
1999 started Typotheque type foundry, in 2000 founded, edited and
designed art & design journal DOT DOT DOT; in 2009 co-founded Indian
Type Foundry, now writing for various design related magazines; and
collaborating on creation of modern dance performances.
Radim Peško is a designer currently living in Amsterdam, The
Netherlands. His work focuses on typography as an intersection of
technologies and language, type design, and occasional exhibition
projects. He is a regular contributor to various publications including
Dot Dot Dot magazine. He currently teaches at Rietveld Academie in