Elisava presents the second edition of Elisava Masters' Talks, a series of conferences that will run from November 2022 to May 2023. Free and open to all citizens, the speeches will be conducted by top-level international creatives. The proposal aims to address current design issues through a programme of six talks that will be given in the Auditorium of the COA (Centre Obert d'Arquitectura) - Plaça Nova 5, Barcelona and in streaming, in which professional experiences on design, communication, architecture, art and innovation will be shared.
The guests of this second edition are at the top of the lists and trends in contemporary design, engineering and creativity on a global scale, disciplines in which Elisava has been a reference in its educational offer for more than 60 years. Excellence in design and commitment to research and innovation are the driving force behind the creation of initiatives such as the Elisava Masters' Talks.
Our mission as a university is to provide knowledge and have a positive impact on society. It is for this reason that we organise this series of lectures by experts in design, engineering, technology and creativity, and we offer it not only to all our students, but also to the citizens of Barcelona in general.
Santiago Albert Director of Elisava's School of Masters and Continuing Education
The cycle will open on November 30 with a conference by Viviane Stappmanns, entitled "Curating for the Common Good", and will last until June 31, 2023, when the last session will be held:
30.11.2022 → Viviane Stappmanns, exhibition curator at the Vitra Design Museum.
25.01.2023 → Luna Maurer, interaction designer and multimedia design artist, co-director of studiomoniker.com
22.02.2023 → Amica Dall, founding member of Assemble, a collective focused on social and material processes in architecture, art, urban design and research.
22.03.2023 → Jesper Kouthoofd, Head of design, founder and CEO at Teenage Engineering.
12.04.2023 → Lev Manovich, digital culture theorist, writer, artist and professor at The City University of New York.
31.05.2023 → Gail Bichler, Creative Director of The New York Times Magazine
After a successful first edition held in 2019-20, Elisava is collaborating this year with COA, a new location for Elisava Masters' Talks that will offer a larger capacity and, in line with the school's philosophy, will open the doors to all interested individuals and creative collectives.