May 1, 2015

Economies of Aesthetics:From Possible to Desirable

Basel Academy of Art and Design

FHNW Academy of Art and Design at Campus of the Arts in Basel. Photo: Hans-Peter Huser.

The FHNW Academy of Art and Design in their new premises at the Campus of the Arts in Basel and ELIA European League of Institutes of the Arts, are delighted to invite professionals from all over Europe to the Economies of Aesthetics Conference.

Economies of Aesthetics will create a platform for informed discussions between experts coming from higher arts education, economy, social sciences and contemporary aesthetic practices and a vibrant place for discourse and critical reflection addressing socially relevant fields in art, design, media and science.

Economies of Aesthetics will provoke new ways of thinking and observing the actual cultural, societal, political and economical processes, and provides a space for thinking in potentialities through a multidisciplinary view: “The Possible” focuses on catalyzing urban change, “The Profitable” conducts an analysis of a reconsidered economic value system, “The Sensible” explores an antifragile society, “The Desirable” discusses architectures of meaning. Additional to the sessions addressing these overall themes, the present discourse will be reflected through presentations from the expert fields of research, impact, cultural entrepreneurship and sources & resources.

Economies of Aesthetics addresses everyone interested and open for exchange and reversing discussions—from arts, design and university lecturers, to urban developers, sociologists, economists, or protagonists of cultural institutions.

Speakers include amongst others:
a.titolo, Jamie Allen, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Hasan Bakhshi, Dušan Barok, Johannes Bruder, Flavia Caviezel, Catherine David, Carla Delfos, Anka Falk, Regine Halter, Desmond Hui, Kirsten M. Langkilde, Leo van Loon, Tina Saaby Madsen, Claudia Mareis, Nicolaj van der Meulen, Michael Renner, Pier Luigi Sacco, Matthias Tarasiewicz, Catherine Walthard and Jörg Wiesel

Register here

Public debate presented in conjunction with Art Basel.

FHNW Academy of Art and Design
Jenni Schmitt, press & communications office
Freilager-Platz 1, CH-4023 Basel
T +41 61 228 43 52 / [email protected]

Marte Brinkman, Conference Manager
Beulingstraat 8, NLD-1017 Amsterdam
T +31 20 626 64 28 / [email protected]


Economies of Aesthetics: From Possible to Desirable conference and public debate at the FHNW Academy of Arts and Design presented by ELIA

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