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Dan Acher

Artivist, Founder & Creative Director, Happy City Lab

Dan Acher is a social artist from Switzerland, an Ashoka Fellow and the founder of Happy City Lab. He uses the city as a playground to create a sense of belonging and community. At the center of his work is art as generator of social change across urban communities; his city-wide installations create spaces where strangers come together and connect beyond their differences.

Dan has travelled widely exploring various cultures and has a New Zealand university background in social anthropology and management. He is regularly invited to lead workshops and give talks on his work and vision, more on which in his recent TEDx talk.

Talks & conferences

Jeune Chambre Economique, Lyon 2019
Social Impact Days, Russia, Moscow and Yaroslavl 2018
Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre – University of South Australia, Bringing the Human Back to the City, Adelaide 2018
Thrive 2020, From Surviving to Thriving, Guernsey 2017
Grenoble Alpes UniversityPromising conference, Grenoble 2016
TEDx
, Interface/Interact, Lausanne 2015
BMW Foundation, Social Impact Days, Georgia & Armenia 2015
Crea Jam Days, Berlin 2015
Lift Conference, Geneva 2015
G21 Swisstainability Forum, IMD Lausanne 2015
Global Entrepreneur Week, Geneva 2015
Creative Mornings, Geneva 2013

Lectures & teaching 

HEG Genève, DAS in Communication, Geneva 2016-2019
HES Genève, Social entreprises, Geneva 2016-2017
La Sorbonne, MA in Art in Public Spaces, Paris 2015
EESP, Nouveaux types d’événements participatifs & immersifs, Lausanne 2014, 2017-18
HEAD Geneva
Centre de formation professionnelle arts appliqués 2015-16
Communication visuelle 2015
Design et développement durable 2014
HEG Fribourg, Marketing Communication, 2014

HESGE, Economie sociale et solidaire, Geneva 2015

 

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