Davide Bortot

Unleash creativity with writer turned agency founder Davide Bortot


The Main Stage will be hosted by Davide Bortot from A Color Bright.


From music to design, arts and journalism, Davide has spent a lifetime dissecting pop culture and investigating creative strategies. He’s the co-founder of the Berlin-based creative agency A Color Bright and the award-winning podcast studio ACB Stories, who have worked with a wide range of clients including Spotify, Ableton, Zeit Online, Highsnobiety, Netflix, Nike, Red Bull Music Academy, SoundCloud, Carhartt WIP, funk and Berlin’s iconic Berghain, to name a few.


In 2019, Davide released the bestselling book Könnt ihr uns hören?, an oral history of hip-hop in Germany. Since discovering the power of subculture through rap, early house and ill-fitting proto-streetwear as a nerd kid glued to his radio in the late 80s, he’s published magazines, hosted radio shows, managed artists and curated conferences, all with one goal – document dopeness and and contribute to culture that matters and helps create identity.


Davide Bortot will host the Forward Festival Berlin in August