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 September. Next to him you will also be able to hear A Color Bright on the Forward Stage and Tutorial Stage.