The future of work, life and education symposium
What's happening next?
Meet our inspirational speakers and roundtable guests and find out the interactive workshops to join.
What will the future of work look like? How will life conditions change in the incoming years? What changes will be evident in education? This online conference addresses all these questions through talks, roundtables and the act of artful thinking reflecting on the future we are facing. The GRASP Network’s unique and specific approach is to “invent futures” by applying the catalytic power of art as an inspirational driver, thus bringing forth new skills and abilities in an ever-changing complex contemporary context by means of artistic expression. This experiential and participatory symposium is itself strongly influenced by art.
The talks, the discussions, and the interactive sessions called Knowledge Huddles draw inspiration from the sparkling world of contemporary art. In this online conference, keynote speakers and participants from all over the world share their insights on what will happen next.
When and where?
January 11th to 27th 2022 On-line
Speakers and roundtable guests
Composer and Media
Open innovation 2.0 thinker and actor. Former advisor to European Comission
Anne Pässilä and Allan Owens
Professor Emeritus and researchers
on Art and Creativity
Dr. Erich Prem
Ph.D. professor of Theory and Methodology of Mass Media and Media Art Theory
Italy / Argentina
Manager of European university projects at the university of applied sciences UCLL
Günter R. Koch
Founder and CEO of United Sustainability GmbH
CEO, Business Coach,
Chief RTI strategy advisor
and CEO of eutema GmbH
President of the Humboldt Cosmos Multiversity, Austria-Spain
Chairman and CEO of the ZKM
Founder and CEO World Health Innovation Summit UK
Santiago Espinosa de los Monteros Harispuru
Founder and CEO of Toroto
Artist and Business Coach
in Performant by SCOA, founder of GRASP Network Italy
Computer scientist and co-founder of GRASPnetwork
Dr. Giovanni Schiuma
Full Professor and Head of the Business Engineering School at LUM University Italy
Ph. D. Clara Blume
Cultural diplomat, researcher and artist in Austria/ Silicon Valley.
Full Professor for Educational Management and Lifelong Learning Baden Wurttemberg Cooperative State University Austria
Co-initiator Global Lab for Societal Innovation
The future of Life | January 13th 17:00 - 20.30 CET
ROUND TABLE guests
Santiago Espinosa Del Los Monteros Harispuru
The future of work | January 20th 17:00 - 20.30 CET
Allan Owens and Anne Pässilä
Sylvain Cottong, Luxembourg
ROUND TABLE guests
Hank Kuhne, Netherlands
The future of Education | January 27th 17:00 - 20.30
ROUND TABLE guests
Interactive Workshops called Knowledge Huddles
What is a Knowledge Huddle?
Wikipedia defines a huddle as “an action of a team gathering together, usually in a tight circle, to strategize, motivate or celebrate...
The concept of a Huddle is commonly used in American Football to give the team energy and a feeling of togetherness before each play. Starting from this the K-Huddle of GRASP Network is a sort of embrace of brains, a meeting between people to share understanding on a specific topic.
The methodology was created by GRASP Network to foster the understanding of subjects which usually are hard to conceive due
to their immaterial and thereby invisible characteristics. A K-Huddle supports knowledge creation through artful thinking exercised within a group either as a collective body or applied and exploited by each participant individually. In practice the core
of the method is to fuel inspiration for innovation in support of knowledge processes.
In a K-Huddle people come together for 3 hours to reflect on a certain topic. We facilitate these meetings using visuals and artworks
in the thinking process. The K-Huddles can take place both in virtual and in physical.During the Symposium Grasp Network offers three Knowledge Huddles that follow the main themes of the Symposium. Book your place in advance as we have only a restricted number of places available.