1 July 2010, from 7.00pm, Garage X, Petersplatz 1, 1010 Vienna
(Language of event: English, free entry)

7.00pm Welcome notes by Karl Hartleb of ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA and Gertraud Leimüller of the arge creativ wirtschaft austria

7.30pm Introduction by Robert Punkenhofer, creative director and manager of the Creative Industries Office at ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA (Vienna)

8.00pm Symposium with:

Paul Brickhill, cultural activist, creative director (Harare)
Runs only cultural centre (book cafe) in Harare; co-founder of Pemberi Trust and the African Synergy organisation, focusing on cultural exchange within Africa.

Harald Gründl, designer (Vienna)
Co-founder of EOOS Design Studio. EOOS considers design to be a poetic discipline that focuses not only on historical factors but also on myths, rituals and intuitive images. Winner of numerous design awards.

Gerald Nestler, artist (Vienna)
Works in the fields of philosophy, art production and the financial economy. Ex trader/ broker. He monitors, analyses and scrutinises structures and strategies. Co-editor of publications on art and the economy, Kunstforum International.

Hiu Ng, social entrepreneur (Beijing)
Co-founder of 51Give and 51Sim; both organisations are involved in social innovations and ecological problem-solving in China.

Sebastian Olma, sociologist/consultant (Amsterdam)
Conducts research on and studies the philosophy and practice of the creative industries and contemporary working worlds.

Katarina Posch, Professor of Design History and Theory, Pratt Institute (New York)
Her academic career took her from Vienna (University of Applied Arts, College of Music and Performing Arts) to Japan (PhD at the Tokyo National University of the Arts). Curatorial work for museums in Paris (Centre Pompidou), Germany (Vitra Design Museum) and New York (Noguchi Museum).

Chair: Gerald Straub, cultural theorist (Vienna)

9.45pm Round table discussion with participants

10.30pm Presentation of results

11.30pm World of Ideas party with DJs Oliver Hangl and Nicolas Jasmin, visuals by
DJ MIRA* and Wolfgang Thaler and a video by Sylvia Eckermann

Throughout the entire evening: Presentation of the World of Ideas film series and the book A Way Beyond Creative Industries.

For more information about the symposium and its programme, please contact Reanne Leuning.

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