Locarno Talks la Mobiliare

The Locarno Festival and its Main Partner Swiss Mobiliar host the second edition of the Locarno Talks la Mobiliare.

Following the success of the first edition of the Locarno Talks la Mobiliare in 2017, the Locarno Festival and its Main Partner Swiss Mobiliar are proud to again host a series of public talks with a new and highly contemporary theme: “NOW – the best place to change the future”. 

Evaluating our present in order to estimate our future, the second round of the Locarno Talks la Mobiliare will explore the evolving nature of images in order to consider how they might impact our everyday lives in the years ahead. Can art help us change the way we think about gender? How do the pictures we post on social media affect our relationships in the real world? Will artificial intelligence one day define what we consider beautiful?

These are just some of the questions that will be raised by this year’s speakers: the multimedia artist and activist Narcissister; Jürgen Schmidhuber, one of the leading pioneers in the field of artificial intelligence; and the world-famous photographer Juergen Teller.  

The second edition of the Locarno Talks will be held during the 71st Locarno Festival at the Spazio Cinema from Thursday the 9th of August until Saturday the 11th of August 2018.

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