Eroticism and seduction

In the wake of the pandemic, we explore the role of eroticism, decadence and physical connection in creativity and expansion.

Explainable AI and feminist datasets

We highlight and explore bias in data and AI and the ways in which machine learning and AI can be design to be more transparent and inclusive. 

System complexity

How do we untangle, explore, make sense and create models of systems, e.g. the effects of a pandemic, that are so complex and ever-changing that we may not even understand them? 

Glitch feminism

a new chapter in cyberfeminism, one that explores the relationship between gender, technology and identity and the coalesce of the digital and the real world.

Cities as innovative spaces

What is the role of the physical space beyond the pandemic, de-urbanisation and a distributed workforce? How can we spark collaboration, exploration and the clash of ideas and worldviews? 

Technology-powered dystopias

New privacy and data regulations and lawsuits have pushed the big tech companies such as Facebook, Google, Alibaba and Amazon in a new, less powerful direction, and the power balance has shifted. What does the post-tech giant era look like? And what new challenges will arise?

A decolonial approach to the critical thinking of fashion


Redefining Civil-Rights Activism in an era on Asian hate and Trumpism

Keynote: Amanda Ngyuen

Amanda Nguyen knows just how deeply fashion is intertwined with social injustice, politics and sexism, as well as personal enjoyment and empowerment.A rape survivor, the Washington, D.C.-based civil rights activist was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2019 for her efforts to change how the U.S. criminal justice system deals with sexual violence and its survivors.


Reframing innovation in the 21st century society.  Future society as the true foundation for innovation - moving away from the pure tech-orientiation and how to adapt intelligently, with a redefinition of roles, and culture.


Sustainability is becoming one of the most disruptive forces, on par with digitalisation. How do we accelerate the synergies between business and sustainability and design incentives for all sectors to be part of the exponential paradigm shift that is necessary to meet the global sustainable development goals on time?

24 - 25 SEPTEMBER 2021