Report: Auto(r) 2011 Design Conference

Conferences 17 May 2011
Report: Auto(r) 2011 Design Conference

A report on the 2011 edition of the Auro(r) automotive design conference, held in Zagreb on last 25-27 March. Includes the videos from the conference speeches.


Auto(r) 2011 speakersThe 2011 edition of Auto(r) took place in Zagreb on 25-27 March 2011.

The event featured two days of lectures, panel discussions and workshops.

Among the speakers were Paolo Martin, designer of the legendary Ferrari Modulo; Miroslav Dimitrov, a young Bulgarian designer who made a presentation of his work in Ferrari and Lotus; Vasiliy Kourkov, CEO at Cardesign.ru.

The event brought together the representatives of the ongoing car development projects in Croatia: Dario Dropucic (Plumero), Mate Rimac (VST) and Igor Jurić (Dok-ing).

Miroslav Dimitrov with students The event started with the Design Challenge exhibition opening at the Croatian Designers Association.

Croatian car for the Dakar Rally had its first public presentation; David Hilton from Motorcity Europe presented his workshops organized in Cologne.

Auto(r) 2011 finished with the Offline Sketch Fighter, a competition organized by Cardesign.ru – for the first time in offline edition. The theme was “Design EV for resorts in Eastern Europe”.

After an hour jury made of conference speakers selected the winners – Petar Popovic, a graduate designer from Johannesburg, Dario Dropucic, Scuola Politecnica di Design graduate and Elvis Tomljenovic, the winner of the 2009 Design Challenge.

Sketch Fighter Sketch Fighter

Among competitors were also Paolo Martin himself and 11 year old Jakov from Zagreb.

Conference Speeches (videos)

A number of videos from the event are available on Scuderia Zagreb’s channel on Vimeo:

  • Paolo Martin – video (Italian)
  • Giancarlo Perini – video (Italian)
  • David Hilton – video (English)
  • Andrea di Buduo – video (English)
  • Francesco Carbini – video (English)
  • Vasiliy Kourkov – video
  • Design Challenge panel – video
  • Offline Sketch Fighter briefing – video

About the Auto(r) conference

First launched in 2009, the Auto(r) conference is the largest automotive design event of this kind in Europe: it allows a direct connection between automotive designers and people who are not professionally involved in the automotive industry.

Its goal is to promote automotive design as part of industrial design and to spread automotive culture in general.

For more information visit www.automotivedesignconference.com.

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