Category Archives - Keynotes & Talks – EN

On the relationship between space, cognition, learning, and innovation

In his keynote lecture, Markus Peschl rendered the physical, social, epistemological, and cognitive dimensions of space and why they are most relevant for creating spaces that enable both learning and innovation. The research group “Educational Landscapes in Motion” investigates the relationship between education and space and reflects on this relationship in an interdisciplinary fashion. Bildungslandschaften…

Transforming your innovation mindset

Markus Peschl and Thomas Fundneider gave a keynote lecture at the HRevolution Conference 2020: How can we transform our mindsets to deal with the unpredictable and emergent properties of innovation? Markus and Thomas met this challenge head-on, explaining how to enable truly radical innovation. HRevolution Conference 2020, Digital University, Warsaw, PL. Image by Liza Rusalskaya at…

Creativity has left the building

Thomas Fundneider conducted two interactive workshops as part of the annual innovation congress of Germany´s Zentraler Immobilien Ausschuss (ZIA). The participants dealt playfully (facilitated by mood cards) with the question of how space has to be designed in order to enable re:creation. Berlin, November 28, 2019. Photo by La-Rel Easter on Unsplash.

“Why it is so hard to innovate”

In his talk, “Why it is so hard to innovate. Findings from cognitive science and neuroscience”, Markus Peschl addressed recent developments in cognitive science suggesting that brains are basically prediction machines. They are geared to avoid uncertainty and facilitate action in predictable environments. Yet, innovation requires quite the opposite; openness and unpredictability. The main innovation…

The meaningful working environment

How do we work tomorrow? Twelve speakers in Basel’s ‹schauraum-b› asked themselves this question, including Stefan Behnisch, Raphael Gielgen, Andreas Erbe, Philippe Stadler Benz, Lukas Ott und Michael Pawlyn. Thomas Fundneider gave a keynote speech on the meaning and purpose of re:creation in everyday work and brought the audience closer to the concept. Many thanks to Christian Blaser for the exciting lecture series. Image: Andrei…

Keynote at Astra Zeneca – How we can create spaces for learning and change

Carina Rohrbach and Oliver Lukitsch gave the opening address at the launch event of the Forum Astra Zeneca, showing how organizations can create environments that enable holistic learning and radical transformation. In their interactive keynotes, Carina and Oliver always combine the latest findings from cognitive and neuroscience with inspiring practical examples from various industries. Image:…