For its 10th anniversary, HEAD – Genève is hosting the International Conference Narratives of a Near Future which addresses the challenges that the next generation will have to meet by crossing, in an innovative way, viewpoints of artists, designers and scholars.
Conceived as a real forum, Narratives of a Near Future features talks, screenings, performances and exhibition spaces in the New campus buildings. How do artists, designers and scholars see the future? Arguing for a transdisciplinary approach, the programme of Narratives of a Near Future revolves around four central themes.
Rewind Forward examines our relationship with the past, the present and the future from a methodological and ontological point of view.
Inhabit the Anthropocene explores the current and future relations between human and their environment, the challenges posed by the saving of natural resources, migratory movements and changes in technology.
Decoding/Recoding focuses on the future changes in the economy, knowledge and forms of both intelligence and control related to the widespread digitization.
Collective Super Egos tackles body issues: its hybridisations with technologies, its representations and its more and more fluid identities.
Online booking here
Conferences in English and in French with simultaneous translations.
Thursday, December 14
9h00 — 13h00 Rewind Forward
Mark Wigley Architect, author, professor and dean emeritus at Columbia GSAPP – NZ/US
Marguerite Humeau Artist, researcher — FR/UK
Liam Young Architect, filmmaker — AU/UK
Aliocha Imhoff, Kantuta Quirós Artists, researchers, curators, founders Le peuple qui manque — FR
Mathieu Triclot Philosopher, lecturer at Université de technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard — FR
14h00 –– 19h00 Inhabit the Anthropocene
Baptiste Morizot Philosopher, lecturer in Philosophy at the Université d’Aix-Marseille — FR
Marie Velardi Artist, researcher — CH
Oliver Ressler Artist, filmmaker — AT
Metahaven Designers collective — NL
Jussi Parikka Writer, media theorist, professor in technological culture & aesthetics at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton — UK/FIN
Vanessa Lorenzo Designer — ES/CH
Kodwo Eshun Artist, theorist, lecturer in Aural and Visual Culture at Goldsmith — UK
J.G. Biberkopf Artist — LT/NL
Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige Filmmakers, photographs, artists — LB
Luc Schuiten Architect, author — BE
Friday, December 15
9h00 — 13h00 Decoding/Recoding
Kevin Slavin Chief science and technology officer The Shed — US
Cécile B. Evans Artist, researcher — UK
Dan Hill Designer, urbanist — UK
Korakrit Arunanondchai Artiste, filmmaker — TH/US
Yves Citton Writer, literature professor Université de Grenoble— FR
Lauren Huret Artist — CH
Michael Hansmeyer Architect — CH
14h00 — 18h00 Collective Super Egos
Olaf Blanke Founding director Center for Neuroprosthetics, Bertarelli Foundation Chair in Cognitive Neuroprosthetics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology EPFL — CH
Ying Gao Fashion designer, professor UQÀM — CA
Thomas Thwaites Designer, chercheur Rhode Island School of Design — UK/US
Joanna Berzowska Professeure, directrice de recherche Design and Computation Art, XS Labs Concordia University — CA
Arne Hendriks Artist, researcher — NL
Online booking here
1 day CHF 100.- regular / CHF 30.- reduced*
2 days CHF 150.- regular / CHF 50.- reduced*
*(student, unemployed, senior)
For HES-SO students, professors and collaborators
Free of charge, lunch included – online subscription here
In partnership with Le Temps
General Coordination for the Conference
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M +41 79 212 73 63