89plus and the LUMA Foundation present
The 89plus Resources
Workshop and Panel

Sunday 27 October 2013, LUMA/Westbau Zurich

This October, 89plus and the LUMA Foundation are partnering to present the 89plus
Resources Workshop and Panel at LUMA/Westbau, Zurich. 89plus is a long-term, multiplatform research project, co-founded and co-curated by Simon Castets and Hans Ulrich Obrist, investigating the generation of innovators born in and after 1989.

The 89plus Resources Workshop and Panel at LUMA is the first 89plus event to be structured around a single theme, Resources, engaging the disciplines of art, architecture, literature, science, and technology in a focused conversation. On this occasion, 89plus and LUMA are consulting with local universities in Zurich to achieve a broader dialogue with both students and scholars.

The 89plus Resources Workshop and Panel will bring together environmental activists and artists from the 89plus generation along with experts in resources and sustainable development. Led by 89plus co-founders and co-curators, Simon Castets and Hans Ulrich Obrist, the Workshop will be an opportunity for local university students to meet and engage with experts and 89plus participants, to discuss the most pressing issues concerning the environment in 2014. This will be followed by a public panel discussion, which will address the potential of new technologies for positive environmental and social change in a world of declining natural resources.

Confirmed participants in the 89plus Resources Workshop and Panel include Swiss economist Hans Christoph Binswanger, Vice President of ‘World Wildlife Fund For Nature (WWF) International André Hoffmann, German architecture critic Niklas Maak, and Argentinean artist Adrián Villar Rojas. 89plus participants include eco-social entrepreneurs, Anoka Abeyrathne (Sri Lanka) and Chris Rueth (USA); Italian architect, Alessandro Bava; artists, Josh Bitelli (UK), Alex Dolan (US), Charlie Fegan (UK) and Takeshi Shiomitsu (UK); and Nigerian author, Chibundu Onuzo. For more information, see 89plus.com/89plus-resources-workshop-panel/

Following the event, a press conference will be held at 10:30am on Monday 28 October 2013 at LUMA/Westbau. The conference will be the occasion to discuss the previous day’s exchanges and to announce a project that 89plus and the LUMA Foundation are planning for Zurich in 2014.

Event details:

Sunday 27 October
11:00am – 2:00pm Workshop (by invitation only*)
4:00pm – 7:00pm Panel (free entry, open to the public, RSVP to katherine@89plus.com)

Monday 28 October
10:30am Press conference

*Participants will be invited based on submissions to 89plus.com/submit

Venue information:

Limmatstrasse 270
CH-8005 Zurich, Switzerland