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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. 

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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

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Download the event program

Keynote speakers and roundtable guests
 

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Hannes Raffaseder

Composer and Media
Artist

Austria

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Bror Salmelin

Open innovation 2.0 thinker and actor. Former advisor to European Commission

Finland

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Anne Pässilä and Allan Owens

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Paula Kuusipalo-Määttä

Professor Emeritus and researchers
on Art and Creativity

UK/Finland

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Dr. Erich Prem

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Gabriela Galati

Ph.D. professor of Theory and Methodology of Mass Media and Media Art Theory

Italy / Argentina

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Diana Andone

 Director of the eLearning Center of Politehnica University of Timisoara

Romania

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Sylvain Cottong

Economist
and futurist

Luxembourg

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Günter R. Koch

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James Favaro

Architect

USA

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Daniel Dahm

Founder and CEO of United Sustainability GmbH 

Germany

CEO, Business Coach,
Service Designer,

Finland

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Julian Nida-Rümelin

Philosopher,

Germany

Chief RTI strategy advisor
and CEO of eutema GmbH

President of the Humboldt Cosmos Multiversity, Austria-Spain

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Peter Weibel

Chairman and CEO of the ZKM

Germany

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Gareth Presch

Founder and CEO World Health Innovation Summit UK

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Santiago Espinosa de los Monteros Harispuru 

Founder and CEO of Toroto

Mexico

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Anja Puntari

Artist and Business Coach
in Performant by SCOA, founder of GRASP Network 
Italy

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John Favaro

Computer scientist and co-founder of GRASP Network

USA/Italy

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Dr. Giovanni Schiuma

Full Professor and Head of the Business Engineering School at LUM University Italy

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Ph. D. Clara Blume

Cultural diplomat, researcher and artist in Austria/ Silicon Valley.

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Nader Imani

Co-initiator Global Lab for Societal Innovation

Germany

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Rita Isiba

Inspiring global mindsets through communication and engagement

Austria / UK

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Ulf Ehlers

Full Professor for Educational Management and Lifelong Learning  Baden Württemberg Cooperative State University Austria

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Huang Chen

Co-founder of the Austrian e-learning startup “Teachify”

Austria

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Leonor Gonzalez

Change Management

advisor

New York, New York / USA

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Hank Kune

Co-initiator Global Lab for Societal Innovation

Netherlands

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Georg Weingartner

Head of International Technology Cooperation, AUSSENWIRTSCHAFT

Austria

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Rania Fernandes

Medical Student

University of Dundee

Scotland & the United Arab Emirates

Program

The future of Life | January 13th 17:00 - 20.30 CET

Keynote speakers

Julian Nida-Rümelin

“Digital Humanism: ethics for a future information society”

Daniel Dahm

“Rise of a regenerative economy”

Gabriela Galati

“Projecting counter-apocalyptic scenarios through art practice and theory”
Gareth Presch

“The future of Health”

ROUND TABLE guests

Moderator:

John Favaro 

Participants:

Peter Weibel

Santiago Espinosa Del Los Monteros Harispuru

Erich Prem

The future of work | January 20th 17:00 - 20.30 CET

keynote speakers

Allan Owens and Anne Pässilä

“Sensible sensitivity – imagination into action within emotion”

Sylvain Cottong, Luxembourg

“The many aspects of the Future of Work”

Anja Puntari

“Me and my profession- a never ending story”

Clara Blume

“The Interplay of Human and Artificial Creativity: An Exploration on What’s Next”

ROUND TABLE guests

Moderator:

Hank Kune, Netherlands

Participants:

Bror Salmelin

Giovanni Schiuma 

Georg Weingartner

The future of Education | January 27th 17:00 - 20.30 

keynote speakers
 

James Favaro

“OUT OF MY MIND: An Architect’s View on the Future of Education"

Hannes Raffaseder

“Inspirational learning environments, future skills, and next generation education”

Huang Cheng

“Teachify – Motivate the learners of the future by bridging gaps between technology and people”

ROUND TABLE guests

Moderator:

Hannes Raffaseder

Participants: 

Ulf-Daniel Ehlers

Nader Imani

Diana Andone

Interactive Workshops called Knowledge Huddles
 

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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 forms. 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.

Knowledge Huddle - The Future of Life
January 11th 17:00 - 20:00 CET

In this Knowledge Huddle, the participants will collectively deepen their understanding of one of the main GRASP Symposium topics: The Future of Life. What kind of opportunities wait for us in the near and far future in relation to Life? How will our life be transformed, now and in the coming decades? The Knowledge Huddle will use visuals and artworks to facilitate the thinking process. The number of seats available is limited, and participants will need to provide both audio and video connections in order to ensure an adequate interactive experience. As places are limited please book your place only if you will attend.

Knowledge Huddle - The Future of Work
January 18th 17:00 - 20:00 CET

In this Knowledge Huddle, the participants will collectively deepen their understanding of one of the main GRASP Symposium topics: The Future of Work. How will our way of working change? What will it mean to have a profession in the future? How do companies need to innovate in order to stay abreast of the competition? What competences will be needed? The Knowledge Huddle will use visuals and artworks to facilitate the thinking process. The number of seats available is limited, and participants will need to provide both audio and video connections in order ensure an adequate interactive experience. As places are limited please book your place only if you will attend.

Knowledge Huddle - The Future of Education
January 25th 17:00 - 20:00 CET


 

In this Knowledge Huddle, the participants will collectively deepen their understanding of one of the main GRASP Symposium topics: The Future of Education. How will our education change? Will traditional schools and universities still exist? How is digitalization influencing our way of learning? The Knowledge Huddle will use visuals and artworks to facilitate the thinking process. The number of seats available is limited, and participants will need to provide both audio and video connections in order ensure an adequate interactive experience. As places are limited please book your place only if you will attend.