The physicist and philosopher Eduard Kaeser is one of the most important voices in Switzerland to speak out about our relationship with artificial intelligence (AI). He considers our progressive enmeshment with machines a fundamental problem. However, he explains, the educational challenge against this backdrop is to «learn who we are».
Paolo Bianchi and Gabrielle Schmid are both lecturers and creative coaches at the Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK. They teach CAS Creationship, a program that is not aimed at artists but at people who want to pursue an innovative project with the help of creative methods. In this interview they look into the question of how creativity can be promoted.
Today’s societies are confronted with enormous problems. Jyri Manninen, Finnish researcher and adult educator, is convinced that these problems can only be solved if people, organisations and whole societies learn to reflect on their behaviour and understand complex interrelationships.
Erik Haberzeth takes up the cudgels for traditional educational institutions at a time when virtual learning rooms are being talked about everywhere.
Sonja Schenkel combines art with sustainability and social change. With the Creative Change approach, she accompanies and explores creative processes designed to develop new perspectives.
Felix Stalder is Professor of Digital Culture and Networking Theories and studies how the Digital Condition is changing knowledge, and what this means for the education system.
Isabella Pasqualini, architect (ETHZ) with a PhD in architecture and neuroscience (EPFL), explores the mutual and intimate relationship between body and space using immersive and interactive multimedia.
Outi Kuittinen from think tank Demos Helsinki knows well both the fervor and the frustration of seeking to learn together how to solve a complex societal question.
As former director of an art school Sibylle Omlin sees how art and the art business are changing under the influence of digitalization.