Cultura e Salute. Connected to shorten distances

A discussion on culture during Covid-19 to compare and analyze lessons learned from the emergency. A focus on the boost of digital cultural production and use during the lockdown, as well as on the ongoing transformations in cultural policy, in the supply and demand of culture, and in the evolution of artistic research.

Event promoted by the City of Lugano, IBSA Foundation, in collaboration with L*3, SUPSI and LAC edu.


  • Moderators 
    Luigi Di Corato, Director of the Cultural Division of the City of Lugano and Silvia Misiti, Director of IBSA Foundation 
  • Introduction 
    Luigi Di Corato, Director of the Cultural Division of the City of Lugano 
  • Manifesto for a Modern Cultural Policy - For culture to work as a strategic agent of transformation.
    Philippe Kern,
    Founder and Managing Director of KEA European Affairs 
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  • The future of cultural engagement. 
    Anne Torreggiani, Chief Executive of The Audience Agency and Co-Director of the Centre for Cultural Value 
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  • Digital transformation in the cultural sector: lessons learned between need, curiosity and resistance. 
    Philippe Bischof, Director of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia 
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  • Q&A 
  • Conclusion 
    Catterina Seia, Vice-President of the Fitzcarraldo Foundation, Founder of the Cultural Welfare Center and Member of the Advisory Board of the IBSA Foundation

The event was free and open to all.