PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN and the FHNW ACADEMY OF ART and DESIGN in BASEL present:
A podium discussion presenting international thinkers and cultural practitioners that engage in a dialogue around research and design practices that enhance the role of design, art, and media creatives as prime drivers of change in society at large. Participants will discuss the balancing act of research and entrepreneurship, shedding light on how artistic practice can metamorphose and impact socio-economic currents as well as develop future lifeworlds.
JILLY TRAGANOU, Associate Professor of Spatial Design Studies, School of Art & Design History & Theory, Parsons School of Design
JEFFREY SCHNAPP, Founder and Head of metalab@Harvard, Harvard University
PIERLUIGI SACCO, Professor for Cultural Economics, IULM University
BIBI SECK, Co-Founder of the award-winning design and innovation studio Birsel & Seck, NY / Dakar
KIRSTEN LANGKILDE, Professor and Director of FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Basel
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
5:00 – 7:00 PM EDT
reception to follow
Register by Friday, September 22
@ 63 Fifth Avenue
@ University Center Lecture Hall (UL105) for Symposium
@ Event Cafe (UL 103) for Reception
The discussion is rooted in two strategic initiatives by the FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel, Switzerland, housed in their brand new Campus of the Arts: The European Center of Art Design and Media Based Research (ECAM). ECAM, an international platform, powered by a global network of experts, and institutions such as metaLAB at Harvard University, as well as ECAM’s own graduate school— to enhance the quality of cultural debate, strengthen research by examining current cultural discourse, and the role of art, design and media practices in the wider society. The second initiative is Basel’s Swiss Cultural Entrepreneurship (SCE), an organism dedicated to orchestrating successful entrepreneurship models for creative industries. As a platform, SCE is a hybrid of seminars, workshops, challenges and networks. The focus is on entrepreneurs and developing their individual projects, as well as heterogeneous support for initiatives and foundations.
This event is organized by the School of Art & Design History & Theory, Parsons School of Design; the FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel; the European Center of art Design and Media Based Research (ECAM); the Swiss Cultural Entrepreneurship (SCE), with support from the Canton of Basel-Stadt and the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York.