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How to: Social Impact Through Design and the Arts? An Open Talk. 27.06.18 – 18.30 @ Cabaret Voltaire Zurich.

The question is open to multiple answers and this open talk is a way to start to map out the Zurich scene. With great pleasure, I am co-curating this talk together with Arianna Mazzeo as the first series of events and interventions on the topic.

After the International Days of Deans and Experts summit Impact Through Design (Barcelona, April 2018) and the Open Talks in Torino, Marseille, Barcelona, Matera and Roma (see calendar), the city of Zürich will host the first Open Talk focused on Social Impact through Design and the Arts, according to the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals.

Designers, Architects, Changemakers, Artists and Curators of the Zürich cultural eco-system will reflect together to explore the thematic focus “Cultural Devices: Models of Design and Design of Models. The Zurich Perspective”. The open talk is moderated by Arianna Mazzeo, Professor of Design Research and Contemporary Practices. Visiting Professor at Harvard and Antonio Scarponi, Architect, Conceptual Devices, Principal.


Antonio Scarponi, Conceptual Devices, Principal; Zurich University
Simona Scarpaleggia, CEO Ikea Switzerland
Michael Krohn, Professor, Zurich University of the Arts, Head Master of Arts in Design, Deputy Head Department of Design
Laura Orestano, General Director, CEO of SocialFare | Center for Social Innovation, Torino, Italy
Eleonora Stassi, Curator, Curator, Migrations Museum Zürich
Angeli Sachs, Head of Master of Arts in Art Education Curatorial Studies, Zurich University of the Arts / Curator, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
Daniel Hauser, Artist Collective RELAX (chiarenza & hauser & co), Head of art studies at F+F Zurich.

The appointment is Wednesday, 27th June 2018 at Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zürich. Open Talk:18:30 pm - 20:00 pm

The event is co-produced by:
ELISAVA | Barcelona School of Design and Engineering, Barcelona
SocialFare | Center for Social Innovation, Torino

In collaboration with:
Zürich University of the Arts
IKEA Switzerland


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