Symposium | future sense, 12 Jun 2019 — 25 Oct 2019

Symposium | future sense

Campus of the Arts Basel, FHNW Academy of Art and Design

Sustainable development can be addressed from multiple viewpoints and disciplinary angles. The discourse can address the issue from the perspective of natural resource and energy management, with regard to social justice and the distribution of wealth, or we can consider sustainability as a systemic issue intrinsic to processes in economy, society, and culture. Under the title future sense, the FHNW Academy of Art and Design (HGK FHNW) presents a loose series of lectures at the Campus of the Arts in Basel, inquiring into the question of how artists and designers can contribute to a sustainable future.

future sense – Symposium I

June 12, 2019

Auditorium, 1st floor, high-rise

10:00 Welcome Prof. Michael Renner, interim director, FHNW Academy of Art and Design

10:15 Introduction Dr. Nina Zimmer, director Kunstmuseum Bern and Zentrum Paul Klee

10:15 – 11:15 Lecture by Sigil Collective – Jana Traboulsi, Khaled Malas, Salim Al-Kadi, and Alfred Tarazi – is a collective based in Beirut and New York City.

11:15 – 12:15 Panel discussion Sigil Collective, moderated by Dr. Nina Zimmer

12:15 Light lunch, foyer, high-rise

14:00 Introduction

14:15 – 15.15 Everything is Connected
Christien Meindertsma 
Dutch artist and designer

15.15 – 16.15 Migrant Journal – Exploring Migration beyond the Cliché
Michaela Büsse 
Co-editor and designer of Migrant Journal, Basel
Isabel Seifert Offshore Studio, Zurich

16:15 Closing Prof. Michael Renner

June 21, 2019, 18:30 – Auditorium, 1st floor, high-rise

Lecture by Eyal Weizman Professor of Spatial and Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London, and director of the research agency Forensic Architecture

future sense – Symposium II, – Auditorium, 1st floor, high-rise
October 25, 2019, 9:00 to 16:00  

Speakers will be announced at

All events are free of charge and will be held at the Campus of the Arts Basel, FHNW Academy of Art and Design, 4142 Basel/Münchenstein

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