Hamburg Sessions
June 4–5, 2018.

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Monday, June 4, 2018


9:00 Welcome & Get Together
Neuer Pferdemarkt 1


9:30 Check-In
with hobby
The digital agency hobby welcomes us in their new collaborative space for a playful check-in.


10:30 Aliens in Action
with Ole Utikal

Ole shares his experiences as a design teacher in China, from student work and intercultural dialogue to travel logs from trips to Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Suzhou and Zhuhai.
He will also introduce“Aliens in Action”, a graphic design project based on the “Chinglish”-language phenomenon where he reinterpreted Chinese T-Shirt graphics.

"And Confucius was told: Fire Up Pancake".


12:00 Blind Paddleboat Date

Hamburg meets Malmö
incl. lunch on lake Alster.

15 blind dates on paddleboats between our guests from Malmönia and our Hamburg locals. One hour of time to take it slow, enjoy some food feat. views and get to know each other better.


14:00 Finding Places -
Decision support through urban data visualization

with Nina Hälker.
 HafenCity University CityScience Lab

Learn about the role of open data regarding citizen participation: The CityScienceLab has co-designed and carried out the project „FindingPlaces“, a public discussion to identify new places for refugee accommodation in Hamburg“. The process has been supported by an interactive urban model which will be presented in the session.


15:30 MLOVE Future Cities Campus
with Harald Neidhardt.

15:45 Nüwiel & IKEA Bootcamp
with Natalia Tomiyama

NÜWIEL was qualified as Top10 for the first IKEA Bootcamp out of 1.300 international applications and was the only German startup in the programme. After 3 months spent in Älmhult, NÜWIEL is testing its urban mobility solutions with IKEA Hamburg Altona store. The NÜWIEL’s electric cargo trailer enables any IKEA shopper, to move anything either with the bike or as handcart. In this session we are happy to share our experience during the IKEA Bootcamp in Älmhult and the test in Hamburg Altona.


19:30 040x040 Welcome Dinner
A classic! Fine food in the middle of Schanzenviertel.
A a cool drink waiting.
Location will be provided to the participants.

Kindly presented by Hamburg Marketing.


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

9:00 Collective Ferry Transfer to Airbus Finkenwerder
Hamburg Landungsbrücken.

10:00 Discover Airbus Protospace
with Michael Sillus, Airbus.


Break the routine and stay inspired!

Peter Schmidt Group, Zirkusweg 1
with Sven Franke & Niels Stehn

Niels and Sven believe Ideas are our most valuable resource in our creative business.
We show how we and our teams stay inspired and motivated in our everyday work.
Far away from client briefings and budgets we develop creative projects of all kinds. The initiatives can come from any of our colleagues, but also by external partners.
We call this Lab 72.
We show how this Lab and our methods help us to stay creative in our fast moving business. Let´s discuss things and ways that inspire you to stay creative in your job.


15:30 Music, architecture & the city.
with Christoph Lieben-Seutter (General and Artistic Director, the Elbphilharmonie) & Jesper Larsson (CEO Malmö Live Concert Hall) Hosted by: Martin Thörnkvist

Around the world cities are investing in cathedrals for music and art. Artists get spaces designed to amplify their art with grand galleries and magical acoustics. Cities make themselves more attractive to visit and to live in. Everybody wins. Don’t they?

In this conversation we want to investigate what happens after these injection are in place. How can new institutions play a role in the wider development of cities? And how can local businesses work with the arts in meaningful ways to benefit both culture and business? And eventually how can the appetite for culture in general grow bigger in places like Hamburg and Malmö thru the joint effort of the arts, businesses and city developers.

16:45 Guided tours
with special guest

17:50 Peek into Grand Hall
An exclusive visit to Malmö SymfoniOrkester's sound check


20:00 040x040 Closing Cruise

with DJ RITA & friends.

Please Note:
Schedule may be subject to changes and alterations.