Creativity, Art & Education

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
All times are given in Central European Summer Time (CEST / UTC +2).
POSTCITY, First Floor, Conference Hall

Host: Joachim Sauter (DE)
: Lynn Hughes (CA), Hermann Vaske (DE), Rachel Goslins (US)

Lynn Hughes (CE)

Hermann Vaske (DE)

Rachel Goslins (US)



Lynn Hughes, Credit: Conc

Lynn Hughes (CA) 
Lynn Hughes is Prof. Emeritus at Concordia University, Montreal where she held the Chair of Interaction Design and Games Innovation (2004 to 2018). Between 2000 and 2015, she was instrumental in the founding of 3 major research centres that radically changed the context for interdisciplinary training in new media art/design and other disciplines in Montreal. Her own production focuses on the design of hybrid physical/digital experiences -currently in the area between digital games, participatory theatre and larping.



Hermann Vaske, Credit: Anton Corbijn

Hermann Vaske (DE) 
Hermann Vaske is a director, author and producer. As a director he worked with actors such like Dennis Hopper, Harvey Keitel, Udo Kier and John Cleese. As a producer he filmed with extraordinary human beings like Nelson Mandela, Stephen Hawking and the Dalai Lama.
His films were shown in Cannes, Toronto and Palm Springs. His latest film „Why Are We Creative“ premiered at the Venice Film Festival. His „Why Are You Creative“ exhibition featuring artworks from Marina Abramovic to David Bowie was shown in Frankfurt and Berlin.



Rachel Goslins (US), Credit: Rachel Goslins

Rachel Goslins (US)
Rachel Goslins is the Director of the Arts & Industries Building at the Smithsonian Institution. She brings over 20 years of diverse experience in the creative industries, social impact, program management, law and international and domestic public policy to the position, and is specifically focused on helping to develop programs and exhibits focused on creativity and innovation for the building, which has lain dormant on the National Mall for more than a decade. Prior to her appointment, Rachel served as Executive Director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, an advisory committee to the White House on cultural policy, from 2009 until late 2015. Under her management, the Committee launched three major national initiatives in education and cultural diplomacy, facilitated significant private investment in the arts and humanities, and spearheaded a successful campaign to use high-profile artists, actors and musicians as advocates for arts education. Previously, Rachel founded a documentary production company, directing feature documentaries and working on productions for the Public Broadcasting Service, the Discovery Channel, the National Geographic Channel, and History. She also served as the Director of the Independent Digital Distribution Lab, a joint PBS/ITVS project. Before working in the arts, Rachel was an international copyright attorney with Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher and the U.S. Copyright Office. Rachel received her B.A. in English Literature and her J.D. from UCLA’s School of Law. She serves on the Advisory Boards for the Institute for Contemporary Art in Richmond VA and the Halcyon Social Impact Incubator in Washington D.C., and is a 2012 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute.