Open Minds Conversation Series

June 15, 2016 by  Uncategorized /

The Goethe-Institut Toronto and Harbourfront Centre will be holding an Open Minds: Adapting To The Future conversation series

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
7:30 PM
Toronto Music Garden
479 Queens Quay W at Lower Spadina Ave
Free and Open to the public! (First come first served)
Fully accessible, limited seating, BYOBlanket
Event details here

All conversations are followed by an open forum with the presenters and audiences.


PROGRAM: Open Minds conversation series:

Curated by Jutta Brendemühl & Sanjay Khanna


Double keynote by designer Gesche Joost (Berlin) & futurist Sanjay Khanna (Toronto)

Double keynote by media researcher Stephen Kovats (Berlin) & social entrepreneur Ilana Ben-Ari (Toronto)

July 12, 7:30pm: ”Mindful/Digital: Art & Cultural Resilience”
Keynote by artist Annika Kahrs (Hamburg) & performance by Japanese rock band MunizO (Toronto).


Event description:

“Global forces affect everyone – join us for an outdoor dialogue between German & Canadian thinkers & makers to explore how arts, culture and nature can help us adapt to a world in flux.Featuring thought leaders including Angela Merkel’s digital advisor Gesche Joost.

Amid increasing challenges to societal resilience in the face of global mega-trends, the Goethe-Institut Toronto is hosting a summer conversation series on three evenings at Harbourfront Centre’s Yo-Yo Ma Toronto Music Garden. The outdoor encounters between European and Canadian thinkers and makers investigate how arts, culture, and nature can help people absorb and process accelerating change manifested by emerging economic instability, mental health burdens, and climate change. Artistic interventions and accompaniments will inspire audiences to assign increased value to creativity, innovation, and cultural resilience…”

Read more here


Here are the video excerpts of the series:






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