Hosted by cultural incubator Therme Art, the talk opened the last day of DLD22. Titled The Future of Wellbeing, the panel fell in line with this year’s DLD conference motto “Reality Rules!?” and invited experts across fields to assess poignant technological, economic, societal and ecological shifts present on a global scale.
The talk was initiated and moderated by Therme Group Vice President Mikolaj Sekutowicz, who introduced the talk’s panellist speakers, and reinstated the significance of bringing together experts across different fields as we continue to advance on our mission to provide collective wellbeing to the future of our cities.
Panellists included Social Entrepreneur Jeanne de Kroon, facilitating links between communities and businesses worldwide, Neuroscientist and Business Professor Moran Cerf, employing neuroscience methods in his research of human psychology, Climate Activist and Indigenous Rights Defender Nina Gualinga, endeavouring to reinstate indigenous knowledge into contemporary educational curricula, and Founder and Principal Architect of Counterspace Sumayya Vally, utilising her practice as a vehicle to creating spaces which are conducive to community engagement and belonging.
Drawing on the nuances present between contemporary scientific–medicinal advancements, architecture as a vehicle for healing, and indigenous forms of knowledge that teach our undeniable interdependence with the natural world, The Future of Wellbeing invited experts to assess the interconnectedness in our planet and our people’s levels of wellbeing and discuss how we must continue to endeavour in our areas of expertise in order to reinstate substantive and egalitarian wellbeing in our future cities.
Therme Group is proud to have partnered with DLD to bring together visionaries from around the globe who are eager to change the world in an increasingly digital era through an interdisciplinary platform for exchange. Speakers previously featured at DLD include Zaha Hadid, Ursula von der Leyen, Mark Zuckerberg and Christiana Figueres.
Moderator: Mikolaj Sekutowicz, Co-Founder and CEO of Therme Art and Vice President of Therme Group
Panellists: Jeanne de Kroon, Social Entrepreneur Moran Cerf, Neuroscientist and Business Professor Nina Gualinga, Climate Activist and Indigenous Rights Defender Sumayya Vally, Founder and Principal Architect of Counterspace
FURTHER TALKS AT DLD22
Additional talks that took place at DLD22 in Munich included In the Tired Watering between Artistic Director of Serpentine Hans Ulrich Obrist and Artist Jota Mombaça.
Media Director and Artist Refik Anadol lead a talk on his ongoing art practice and algorithmic work series, Machine Hallucinations and joined in conversation at Art, Markets and Disruption: A Seismographic Journey to NFTs in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Emily Segal and Rafaël Rozendaal.
Refik Anadol. Free press image @ Daniel Grund for DLD / Hubert Burda Media
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DLD Munich 22
Expect intellectual adventures at the edge of tomorrow, dive into the world of startups, design and innovation, connect with visionaries from around the globe. Following this year’s conference motto “Reality Rules!?”, we will hear from top experts around the globe about the technological, economic, societal and ecological shifts ahead of us. As Europe’s leading innovation conference, we gather scientists, industry leaders and creative minds from various disciplines to discuss both challenges and opportunities resulting from technological and societal change. DLD is your chance to connect with thought leaders from various fields, such as Stefan Sagmeister (Sagmeister Inc.), Troy Carter (Q&A), renowned designer Mark Rolston, Colin Murdoch from AI pioneer DeepMind, New Food icon Yaakov Nahmias or data artist Refik Anadol. Learn more
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