REFRESH-Festival at the ZHdK
The critical topics of this year's edition are «Immersive Journalism», «Design Realities», «Future Technologies», «Worldbuilding», and «New Ecologies».
Is immersive journalism changing the way we look on present crises? How do museums and other cultural institutions confront the technological shift? What potentials are opened up for the Design and the Arts through the use of artificial intelligence, virtual reality or bio-hacking? How do journalists, artists, and researchers use these technologies today and what thrills or worries them? «Expose» is the claim of this year's REFRESH edition. The interdisciplinary festival encourages us to critically reflect upon the future role of creatives in a highly digitalized world with the invited international guests.
The interdisciplinary festival REFRESH will take place for the 5th time at the Toni-Areal from November 9th to 12th, 2023. It will address pressing issues at the intersection of the arts, design and technology in keynotes, masterclasses and a multi-layered exhibition. International designers, artists and researchers will provide insights into their work and discuss it with the interested public. The critical topics of this year's edition are «Immersive Journalism», «Design Realities», «Future Technologies», «Worldbuilding», and «New Ecologies».
With guests such as Nikolaj Schultz (sociologist, author of «On the Emergence of an Ecological Class» (2022) with Bruno Latour and author of «Land Sickness» (2023)), Sarah Kenderdine (Head Curator EPFL Pavilions and Professor of Digital Museology at the EPFL), AATB (artist couple focused on experimental robotics) and Sam Wolson (Visual Features Editoris for the New Yorker and an Emmy award-winning director, photographer and journalist).