HSE Art and Design School to Co-host 'Design: Vertical & Horizontal Growth' Conference
The event, supported by the Cumulus Association, a global association of art and design universities, will take place online from October 28-30. It will be organized by three Russian universities: HSE University, St. Petersburg State University, and Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. The conference will focus on today’s most pressing issues in the field of design.
The Design: Vertical & Horizontal Growth online conference programme consists of three tracks: ‘Future Human’, ‘Creative Industry’, and ‘Inter-action’. The HSE Art and Design School will host the ‘Future Human’ track, which will examine the human body as a site for transformations—morphological and media. Lectures and discussions will focus on questions such as: In what new ways is the human body perceived? What are the norms and boundaries of the new corporeality? Does ‘body modification’ upend our usual ideas about corporeality? How are questions about the nature of our ‘I’ formulated today?
Key lectures of the ‘Future Human’ track'
Lev Manovich (City University of New York, USA): ‘Artificial Intelligence, Aesthetics, and Future of Culture’
Laini Burton (Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Australia): ‘Filters and Fakery—The 21st Century Mask’
Dmitry Bulatov (Baltic branch of the National Center for Contemporary Arts): ‘Posthuman Curating’
Round Table with Ars Electronica Curators (Christl Baur, Olga Vad, Helena Nikonole, Andriesh Gandrabur): ‘Art and Technology Trends in Pandemic Realty’.
Tatiana Rivchun, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design, notes that organizing the conference is an important step for the HSE Art and Design School. ‘We started our journey five years ago when we joined Cumulus, the global association of creative universities, which is a partner of this event,’ she says. ‘The topics of these kinds of conferences that lie at the intersection of education and research can serve as an occasion to develop new areas of research and are a source of inspiration both for our graduate students and for everyone who, regardless of professional background, is interested in art, design, media and culture.’
Cumulus is a global university association that serves art and design education and research. The association includes 340 universities from 61 countries, including universities that rank in the top 10 in the Art & Design category of the QS international ranking for 2020.
Learn more about the full conference programme and register for free here.
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