Forward Festival Berlin 2023—Recap

Forward Festival Berlin 2023—Recap

Two-Days Creative Exchange at “Haus der Kulturen der Welt“

Author: Nina Vollmer

In mid-September, the Forward Festival Berlin 2023 unfolded, and the Slanted team was thrilled to be part of this exciting event. From September 14th to the 16th, we immersed ourselves in two days at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, meeting over 2,000 creative professionals from all corners of the world.

At the festival, we proudly showcased our publications alongside fellow exhibitors, engaging with an enthusiastic audience deeply rooted in the creative industry. Guided by the festival’s motto of “Connect, Create, Collaborate,” the event continued its tradition of uniting the creative community in Berlin for the third consecutive year.

The festival offered a diverse array of instructive workshops and captivating lectures, all happening concurrently at three different locations. Moderated by Davide Bortot and Andy Kassier, more than 40 speakers presented themselves and their work, offering insights into their creative processes. Highlight moments came from a wide range of international speakers: Esra Gülmen, Malika Favre, SNASK, and many others captivated the audience with their presentations. Valuable insights were shared by type designers like Dinamo, the motion studio New Format, collage designer Simone Cihlar, and fashion CGI artist Nina Doll. 3D artists Looping Lovers, Dinamo and BNAG as well as the formation COEVAL and many more showcased their works in the Expo Area. The Tutorial Stage provided a practical program with opportunities to expand one’s skills in areas such as AI coding, stop-motion, and content strategy.

Beside this we also had the privilege of engaging in captivating conversations, reconnecting with old acquaintances, and forging new connections. Additionally, the evenings were marked by delightful programs brimming with dancing and merriment.

Two days immersed in boundless creativity along the banks of the Spree River, within the inspiring ambiance of the reopened Haus der Kulturen der Welt—truly an unforgettable experience. We are very much excited about the Forward Festival 2024—a date will be announced soon.

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Forward Festival Berlin 2023—Recap

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