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Design and globalization

How does globalization influence design? How does the market change? And, does artistic creation need to adjust? International experts discussed this at the symposium COSMOPOLITAN – Switzerland organized by Pro Helvetia at Milans XXI International Triennale Exhibition.   «78 % of Chinese consumers use the internet for shopping», says the Shanghai design journalist Mimi Yan at the symposium …


Symposium COSMOPOLITAN – Switzerland

For its last event during Milan’s XXI International Triennale Exhibition, Switzerland continues its cosmopolitan exploration of the theme «Design after Design». Organized by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, the closing symposium focuses on globalization. How does it affect creation? How does it change the market? Can we continue to produce the way we are …

Visual Arts

London discovers design «made in Switzerland»

Swiss design will be on display this autumn at two of the highlights of the London design scene, the London Design Biennale (7–27 September 2016) and the London Design Fair (22–25 September 2016). Switzerland’s contribution to the London Design Biennale comprises seven Swiss designers, each showcasing their project in an exhibition curated by Giovanna Lisignoli …


Talks at the Foto Festival in Arles

From 4 to 10 July Pro Helvetia organizes different talks for the opening-week of the foto festival in Arles. At the Nonante-neuf talks renowned photographers debate and the Swiss scene is in the spotlight.

Visual Arts

Work Grants for Visual Artists

Pro Helvetia provides work grants in the field of visual arts. The support measures are aimed at Swiss artists whose work enjoys cross-regional recognition. Application deadline: 1. September.