Author Archives: Neue Dringlichkeit

About Neue Dringlichkeit

Das 2010 in Zürich als Reaktion auf die rechtspopulistische „Ausschaffungs-Initiative“ gegründete Kollektiv NEUE DRINGLICHKEIT arbeitet an der Grenze zwischen Kunst und Aktivismus, an der Grenze zwischen Politischem und Privatem. Im Zentrum der Arbeit steht die Frage: „Was ist für dich dringlich?“. Prägende Themenfelder in den letzten Jahren waren der Rassismus in der Schweiz, der Arabische Frühling, die Occupy Bewegung, der globale Kapitalismus, der Israel-Palästina-Konflikt, Gender-Equality und digitale Selbstbestimmung. In wechselnden nicht-hierarchischen Konstellationen erarbeiten sie lokal und international Performances, Workshops, Ausstellungen, Kurzfilme und Interventionen. Arbeiten von Neue Dringlichkeit wurden u.a. an der Gessnerallee Zürich, am Theater Rampe Stuttgart, beim Körber Studio Junge Regie, beim Heidelberger Stückemarkt, bei der Architekturbiennale Venedig, am Fast Forward Festival, in Berlin, Hamburg, Lubljana, Belgrad, Shanghai, Tel Aviv und São Paulo gezeigt.

Lorenz Tschopp – Innovation Doesn’t Just Fall From The Sky

Lorenz Tschopp is an information experience Designer. He works for cultural organisations and helps them communicate their content. We talk about the pleasures and troubles of being self-employed, the hype around entrepreneurship and what it might have to do with

Lorenz Tschopp – Innovation Doesn’t Just Fall From The Sky

Lorenz Tschopp is an information experience Designer. He works for cultural organisations and helps them communicate their content. We talk about the pleasures and troubles of being self-employed, the hype around entrepreneurship and what it might have to do with

Kristina Lemke – The Godparents of Books

Kristina Lemke is an editor and illustrator who founded a non-profit organisation that gifts picture books to socially disadvantaged children. In our conversation, we critically reflect on the recent changes in the Impact Hub, discuss the technique of dialogue reading

Kristina Lemke – The Godparents of Books

Kristina Lemke is an editor and illustrator who founded a non-profit organisation that gifts picture books to socially disadvantaged children. In our conversation, we critically reflect on the recent changes in the Impact Hub, discuss the technique of dialogue reading

Thomas Patzko – I Don’t Like The Term “Human Ressources”. Let’s do Humanistic Business.

Thomas Patzko is a trained economist now studying sociology with a focus on conflict resultion and conflict management. He has also worked as a freelance consultant and in the corporate world. He wants to do business in a more humanistic

Thomas Patzko – I Don’t Like The Term “Human Ressources”. Let’s do Humanistic Business.

Thomas Patzko is a trained economist now studying sociology with a focus on conflict resultion and conflict management. He has also worked as a freelance consultant and in the corporate world. He wants to do business in a more humanistic

Etienne Abelin – I’m Happy If I Build Things With High SOCIAL IMPACT

Etienne is a Swiss musician and cultural entrepreneur. He talks about how to make classical music more accessible, about freelancing, basic income and how his job as a music teacher helps him to take on bigger risks as an entrepreneur.

Etienne Abelin – I’m Happy If I Build Things With High SOCIAL IMPACT

Etienne is a Swiss musician and cultural entrepreneur. He talks about how to make classical music more accessible, about freelancing, basic income and how his job as a music teacher helps him to take on bigger risks as an entrepreneur.

Libby O’Loghlin – Your Body is Not a Transportation Device For Your Head

Libby is a publisher, teacher and award-winning fiction writer. We talk about her versatile work and about energy management. How to keep focused, get things done and get out of reaction-mode through clean communication, walking and pouring tea.   Libby

Libby O’Loghlin – Your Body is Not a Transportation Device For Your Head

Libby is a publisher, teacher and award-winning fiction writer. We talk about her versatile work and about energy management. How to keep focused, get things done and get out of reaction-mode through clean communication, walking and pouring tea.   Libby

Nicola Blum – The Impact Hub as a Religion

In our conversation with the “Team Mom” of the Impact Hub Zürich, Nicola Blum, we discuss the organization’s story, Capitalism, and the Impact Hub as a religion. She also admits why coworking can sometimes be annoying. Nicola is a fan

Nicola Blum – The Impact Hub as a Religion

In our conversation with the “Team Mom” of the Impact Hub Zürich, Nicola Blum, we discuss the organization’s story, Capitalism, and the Impact Hub as a religion. She also admits why coworking can sometimes be annoying. Nicola is a fan

Nick Blake – Container Sailboats and the Future of Cargo

Nick Blake is the founder of a company that delivers cargo via bicycle couriers and trains. He talks about the challenges of building a business, dramatically reducing CO2 emissions and the possibility of container sailboats. Nick Blake is CEO of

Nick Blake – Container Sailboats and the Future of Cargo

Nick Blake is the founder of a company that delivers cargo via bicycle couriers and trains. He talks about the challenges of building a business, dramatically reducing CO2 emissions and the possibility of container sailboats. Nick Blake is CEO of

Florian Schrag – Tax Reduction for Everyone

Florian Schrag runs a FinTech company from within the Impact Hub Zürich. He talks about the differences between corporate and Hub culture and explains how helping people save taxes can also be considered impactful.

Florian Schrag – Tax Reduction for Everyone

Florian Schrag runs a FinTech company from within the Impact Hub Zürich. He talks about the differences between corporate and Hub culture and explains how helping people save taxes can also be considered impactful.

Philipp Kotsopoulos – What Are the NEXT STEPS for the Creative Economy

Philipp Kotsopoulos from the Zürich University of the Arts (ZHdK) talks about intellectual property, how to make poor artists (like us) rich, and the future of the creative economy. Philipp Kotsopoulos is head of «Z-Cubator», a new initiative by Zurich

Philipp Kotsopoulos – What Are the NEXT STEPS for the Creative Economy

Philipp Kotsopoulos from the Zürich University of the Arts (ZHdK) talks about intellectual property, how to make poor artists (like us) rich, and the future of the creative economy. Philipp Kotsopoulos is head of «Z-Cubator», a new initiative by Zurich

Christoph Birkholz – Tell Me Your Biggest Failure

Impact Hub Zürich Co-Founder Christoph Birkholz talks about human beings vs. human resources, the Co-Manifesto, and why failures are so important. And then he confesses his own. Dr. Christoph Birkholz (32) is an entrepreneur based in Zurich, Switzerland. He is

Christoph Birkholz – Tell Me Your Biggest Failure

Impact Hub Zürich Co-Founder Christoph Birkholz talks about human beings vs. human resources, the Co-Manifesto, and why failures are so important. And then he confesses his own. Dr. Christoph Birkholz (32) is an entrepreneur based in Zurich, Switzerland. He is