• Design and creativity are today the protagonists of a series of industries that aim to find solutions to meet people’s needs and combine aesthetics, technology and innovation at the same time.

    The Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design – SUPSI and Lugano Living Lab are pleased to host a three-day conference focusing on design, art and innovation.

    Ten speakers, made up of curators, artists, designers, creative entrepreneurs and cultural institutions, will present how they actively promote practices, projects and initiatives at the intersection of design and technology in the cultural industries, arts and entrepreneurship, both in Switzerland and internationally.



    Design – Tuesday 21 January 2020, 16:30

    Designathon – Nadja Müller, Co-Founder
    How to create an environment which enables participatory collaboration?

    Fjord – Kim Berry, Interaction Designer
    What is Service Design?

    iart – Martin Kovakovsky, Designer
    Made in Real-Time

    Sketchin – Luca Mascaro, Founder & Head of Design


    Arts – Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 16:30

    HeK – Boris Magrini, Curator
    Digital and Media Art – Curatorial Strategies at HeK Basel

    Maria Smigielska, Architect, Designer and Researcher
    Automation and Creativity

    Jürg Lehni, Artist
    Technology as Vocabulary / Discursive Machines


    Innovation – Thursday, 23 January 2020, 16:30

    Creative Hub – Regula Staub, Managing Director
    Creative Hub: We promote the Swiss creative industry

    Pro Helvetia – Tania Longhitano, Responsible for Partnerships and Project Development
    Funding program for innovative design and interactive media projects


  • Lugano Eventi, Agorateca and Foce for the organisational or logistic contribution to the realisation of the event.