State of the Arts Symposium 2020
The event will take place in Paris on February 6th and 7th 2020.
This symposium is co-organized by la Gaîté Lyrique and the University of the Arts, ZHdK, Zurich.
International Research Symposium 2019
Set up as a collaboration between Kompetenzzentrum Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft des Bundes (Germany) and the CreativeEconomies research venture of ZHdK, the research symposium will discuss narratives for value creation in the Creative Ecomonies. The event will take place in Berlin on October 30th 2019.
Hong Kong Panel 2019
Taking place on the 25th and 26th of March, the international workshop «Mapping Creativity» will explore narrative strategies for the advancement of the creative ecologies in Hong Kong and at a global scale. The event is acknowledged as an associated partner programme of Art Basel Hong Kong 2019.
International Conference on Creative Impact 2018
Set up as a collaboration between Kompetenzzentrum Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft des Bundes (Germany) and the CreativeEconomies Research Venture of ZHdK, the Conference will discuss creative impact as a matrix between innovation and creativity.
The conference will take place in Berlin, October 30th.
Berlin Panel 2018
«What if?» Christoph Weckerle, Simon Grand and Janine Schiller (ZHdK) introduced the approach of their CreativeEconomies Research Venture to explore current and future possibilities and strategies in the creative economies to the public of their collaborator Kompetenzzentrum Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft des Bundes in Germany.
London Panel 2016
Set up as a collaboration between Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design London and Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK, this Panel will discuss the particularities of the Cultural and Creative Industries in or between London and Zurich.
Hong Kong Panel 2015
Led by the maxim «To curate a city means more than running a gallery», this panel’s basic motivation is to present a selection of cases illustrating a major challenge for the city of Hong Kong in the coming years: the shift from an economic towards a cultural hub.
Hong Kong Panel 2014
Following the Venice format, this panel aims to explore how the concept of «Curating» might relate to different fields of work in Hong Kong, contributing to an integrative approach to creative economy.
Venice Panel 2014
How is the concept of curating applicable to the study of creative economy? Taking place at the 14th International Biennale di Venezia, this panel discusses the fundamentals of global creative systems with a small group of international experts from art, science, culture and social studies.
A series of strategic workshops for ZHdK initiated by the project CreativeEconomies: Research Venture
The contributors come from a wide array of disciplines such as the fields of creative economy, strategy development and science.
Which are the event format related key factors framing and promoting a discussion on the principles of global creative systems? Observations made at the Venice Panel.
How fruitful is the concept of «Curating» to the study of creative economy in Hong Kong? This question sets the stage for the panel discussion.
Prominent Hong Kong-based experts from various fields are joining forces in this Discussion Panel on Culture and Economy.
Creativity Meets Science
Dr. Gerd Folkers, professor of pharmaceutical chemistry at ETH Zurich, aims to explain the relation between science, creativity and global creative enterprises.
Creativity Meets Organization
In order to enable creative processes, organizational contexts are essential. Simon Grand, assistant Professor for Strategic Management and Academic Director at St. Gallen University (CH), examines global creative systems from an entrepreneurial perspective.
Why you should (not) buy art
What impact did globalization have on creative systems of the modern/contemporary art market? Annette Schönholzer, Director of New Initiatives at Art Basel, addresses this complex question.
Cultural Policy in and from Switzerland – Phantom or Opportunity?
A Workshop on using curatorial practices when dealing with unstable contexts.
Creative Economies: Research Venture
A series of strategic workshops for ZHdK focusing on the main challenges for Higher Arts Education in the years to come.
Creative Industries between London and Zurich
Engaging with cultural policy and entrepreneurial strategies
Curating Hong Kong / Curating Alternative Futures
Mapping out alternative futures for Hong Kong implies the inclusion of both the past and the present. Under these conditions, four central dimensions of curating can be distinguished.
«Everybody is buying art…»
Co-Curators Christoph Weckerle and Simon Grand talk about how “curating” became the main focus of their Hong Kong Panel and elaborate the important role that “shopping” plays in it.
Curating Culture: Knowledge
Looking at the abstract question of what knowledge is, how it is produced and transferred, and what that means for the documentation of this panel.
Curating Culture: Places & Practices
Stringing together what was said about the more palpable topic of places of work and its connection to creative practices. Moving from small scale to large scale, and opening up questions of a future scale.
Curating Culture: What can higher art education do?
Taking place in an art school, the Panel naturally addressed the specific challenges and responsibilites educational institutions are facing. A quick summary.
Critical Thinking: The Future of Judgment
Symposium on the power of judgment in the age of digital networks
Berlin Panel 2018 – Report and video
Find a report as well as a conference recording on the website of Kompetenzzentrum Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft des Bundes (in German).
The International Conference on Creative Impact will take place in Berlin, October 30th.
Understanding and supporting innovation in the cultural and creative industries
Prof. Andy Pratt, Professor of Cultural Economy, is an academic at the School of Arts and Social Sciences of City, University of London. Find his keynote speech delivered at the International Conference here (in English).
Report about the conference
Find a report about the International Conference on the website of Kompetenzzentrum Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft des Bundes (in German).
Find details on the workshop “Mapping Creativity” such as an introduction as well as the outline here.
Mapping creativity: A rather global mission
In late March, while gallery owners were preparing their exhibition spaces for Art Basel Hong Kong 2019, a group of twenty experts on the creative economies from Asia, Europe and the US – academics and practitioners, established seniors as well as representatives of the next generation – gathered at Kai Tak on Kowloon side opposite Hong Kong Island to discuss various questions about culture, the arts and the economy.
About the conference
Introduction: Sensemaking in a changing world: Narratives for value creation in the Creative Ecomonies
Find details on the programme such as about keynotes, panels and workshops here.
“It is about overcoming the economist”
At the 2019 International Conference on “The Future Relevance of the Creative Economies: Familiar and New Narratives,” there was unanimous agreement that while the significance of the cultural and creative industries, and their funding eligibility, are beyond question, they cannot be measured exclusively based on economic principles. Discussing the case of Barcelona, Francesca Bria’s lively lecture illustrated that although the difference between creative professionals, business and public administration and their logics may prove to be an obstacle, this can be overcome.
About the Symposium
Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and La Gaîté Lyrique organize in Paris a two-days international symposium on February 6 and 7, 2020.
Cultural Policies: Mapping a Field in Reinvention
Article by Frédéric Martel for the “State of the Arts” symposium.
Interview “On doit défendre les industries culturelles”
Frédéric Martel was interviewed by the newspaper Le Temps on the occasion of the “State of the Arts” symposium.
Article “For a Cultural European Union”
Article on the occasion of the “State of the Arts” symposium by Philippe Kern.