Creative Forum Ljubljana is a platform for a lively and cross-sectoral exchange between creatives, entrepreneurs and policymakers. It invites more than 500 representatives of the economy, creative sector and politics from over 50 countries to jointly create an enabling environment for the cultural and creative sector to prosper. The 2020 edition of Creative Forum Ljubljana will take place online with the participation of Monica Bello, Curator and Head of Arts at CERN in the pannel discussion Art&Science: What can Artistic Innovation give to Science & Business?.
What are the symptoms of creativity and how can we develop them into a full-blown creative outbreak?
Culture and creativity are powerful – not only as sources of identity, enjoyment and self-actualisation, but also as the critical drivers of cohesion, inclusion, innovation and growth. However, their potential to provide solutions to the most pressing challenges remains largely untapped. More than anything or anyone before, COVID-19 has brought this potential to light. Culture and creative industries can undoubtedly help lead the way out of the crisis, but they have been hit hard by the crisis themselves.
The 2020 edition of Creative Forum Ljubljana will take place in the midst of this turmoil. Policymakers try to support cultural and creative sectors so that, in turn, they can help the economy and society to bounce back. The stakes seem to be higher than ever. Creative Forum Ljubljana will delve into the debate by addressing the critical need to bring culture and creative industries closer to the traditional ones. It is a win-win scenario for the future.
This year, Creative Forum Ljubljana has joined Innovation Day, a traditional Slovenian event, organised by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry that celebrates innovative achievements at the international level.
Monica Bello will join Marko Peljhan, co-founder of C-Astral, in the panel discussion Art&Science: What can Artistic Innovation give to Science & Business? moderated by Peter Purg, PhD, Researcher of Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship.
Artists are increasingly joining scientists in their research facilities; the tools and methodologies used by artists and designers radically shift the way research questions are conceived and the way problems are discussed and articulated. These unorthodox methodologies often lead to unorthodox solutions, providing inspiration not only to the teams they are part of but also to society at large. Can artists engage meaningfully in all phases of scientific research? Where could the outsiders’ artistic approach contribute the most? Can these participatory methodologies also provide inspiration for addressing the burning issues of the present? Join the panel discussion to find out how artists add value to their work.