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Konstfack, Sweden’s premier University College of Art, Craft and Design is hosting the first annual Forum on Creativity September 6th and 7th 2006.
The Konstfack Forum on Creativity 2006
Testing the limits of innovation
September 6-7th 2006
at Konstfack University College of Art,
Craft and Design,
International figures from the worlds of culture, politics, science, philosophy and business will be gathering in Stockholm to take part in an unscripted debate - before a live audience – on one of the most important and controversial topics of our era: THE LIMITS OF INNOVATION.
Innovation challenges our deepest assumptions and changes the way we work, live and play. But has our reverence for innovation blinded us to its limits, misuse, and risks? Should it ever be possible to pursue innovation at the expense of other virtues that are at least as important to the culture, society and economy? Where should the limits be set on innovation without an apparent purpose? Could it be possible that Joseph A. Schumpeter's creative destruction has its evil twin: destructive creation? What part has ethics played in the innovative success of scientific research groups, art and design movements, and business strategies that have produced a creative and global impact?
Join us for a dynamic two-day symposium at Konstfack, Sweden’s University for Art, Craft and Design where you will engage with our distinguished speakers – leaders in the fields of culture, business, politics, science, and philosophy in an unscripted seminar before a live audience. This symposium is designed to explore how creativity and the risks of innovation inevitably leads far a field from their original source - into technology, politics, and civic affairs to name a few - and how, in order to come to grips with innovation, we must examine not only its promise, but also its potential downsides.
Panelists and Speakers include:
Dr. Ivar Björkman, President of Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design
Inga-Britt Ahlenius, Under-Secretary-General for Internal Oversight Services, United Nations
Fanny Aronsen, Designer and Professor of Textiles, Konstfack, Stockholm and Hertogenbosch
Dr. Daniel Birnbaum, Director and Professor, Städelschule Art Academy and Portikus Gallery, Frankfurt-am-Main
Soki Choi, IT-entrepreneur and Medical Doctor candidate, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
Dr. Nadia Danhash, Intellectual Property Manager, Royal College of Art, London
Teo Enlund, Designer and Professor of Industrial Design, Konstfack, Stockholm
Maria Finders, Curator, Art Basel Conversations, Art Basel, Basel
Dr. Ronald Jones, Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Konstfack, Stockholm
Reed Kram, Co-founder and Partner, Kram/Weisshaar, Stockholm and Munich
Marysia Lewandowska, Artist and Professor of Fine Art, Konstfack, Stockholm and London
Theo Martins, Partner of K Street Advisors, Stockholm
David Neuman, Founding Director of Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm
Ma Qingyun, Architect and urban theorist, MADA s.p.a.m, Shanghai
Eva Redhe, CEO of Erik Penser Fondkommission, Stockholm
Michel Sabouné, Vice-President, Creative Design Center, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, Lund
Daniel Sachs, CEO of Proventus, Stockholm
Ole Scheeren, Partner of OMA/Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Rotterdam and Beijing
Matthew Slotover, Director of frieze Art Fair, Publishing Director of frieze magazine, London
Dr. Emma Stenström, CEO of Arts and Business Sweden, Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm
Dr. András Szántó, Visiting Scholar, New York University, New York City
Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Artist, Stockholm
Peter Weibel, Professor, Chair and CEO of ZKM/Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe
Dr. Hans Wigzell, Professor, Senior Strategic Advisor, Karolinska Institutet, Chair of Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship, Stockholm
Olle Wästberg, Director-General of The Swedish Institute, Stockholm
Viveka Åberg, Chair of the Swedish Association of Pharmaceutical Medicine, Stockholm
The Konstfack Forum language is in English.
Registration via website: http://www.konstfack.se/forum
There is no fee for participation but limited seats.
For further information please contact:
Projects Manager, Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design
LM Ericssons väg 14, 126 67 Stockholm Sweden
Tel+46 8 450 41 47