About BEYOND Symposium

The BEYOND Festival is a creative fusion of science, technology, art and economy, an experimental laboratory of new art forms and reflections on the social impact of new technologies in a regional and global context. 

At the 9th International Symposium-Future Design and Film Festival-Climate Change from 23rd to 26th July 2020 BEYOND will stage a triad of science, art and technology with the aim to create a better future.

Both events, Film Festival and Symposium will be broadcasted virtually, live and online worldwide from July 23rd to 26th, 2020.

However, “climate change” here does not only mean global warming and the expected mass extinction of biological life forms, but also the change of the political climate through populism and nationalism, the shift of the geopolitical climate towards Asia, the change of the climate at work through robotization and artificial intelligence, the shift of the social climate through COVID-19, as well as the climate between individual and state through the convergence of info-, bio- and nanotechnology.

Together we can shape a new, sustainable future. We think BEYOND.

Sm(ART

How to balance artistic, creative and natural factors within the AI.

We must balance natural stupidity and artificial intelligence with artistic intelligence, thus generating new opportunities for social, economic, ecological and artistic transformation.

AI for good

How to solve the biggest social problems with the help of AI.

We have less than 10 years to solve the biggest problems of our society worldwide, and AI is an option. How can AI and machine learning be applied to solve some of the biggest challenges facing global society?

Green New Deal

About the unprecedented task of placing our society on new foundations to protect the climate and the future.

How do we accomplish the unprecedented task of putting our society on new foundations to protect the climate and ultimately our future? Green New Deal, that is Future Design par excellence – transformative, democratic, necessary, sustainable.

Designing from Emerging Futures

From the solution-oriented practice of "Future Design".

“Future Design” is the globally unique and radical approach that critically and visionary reflects our current knowledge and ideas of desirable futures in order to bring exciting spaces of possibility into imagination and visibility.

New Narratives For The 21st Century

About creating new narratives for the political future and beyond.

Two new narratives for the 21st century are currently emerging. The “Silicon Valley Narrative” in which super-rich people turn into super-beings and superheroes – long-lived or immortal – who set off to Mars or under the sea to seek safety.

Artists for the future

From the "Climate Art" movement to its role as a catalyst for cultural, spiritual and social development.

“Artist for Future” promises a “Climate Art-Movement” to catalyze a cultural, spiritual and social evolution and to escape the paradigm of the economy. It is about diving into the unknown and surprising ourselves.

Speakers from over 12 countries

6 Sessions on different topics

English with subtitles in five languages

Live broadcast from the ZKM Media Theater in Karlsruhe

Our partners

Without the support of our partners the BEYOND Film-Festival would not have been possible.

CITY OF KARLSRUHE

CITY OF KARLSRUHE

The Beyond Festival is supported by the city of Karlsruhe since 2011.

ART-IN.DE

ART-IN.DE

The online portal art-in.de is dedicated to the contemporary art scene.

BIRDS ON MARS GMBH

Birds on Mars is a consulting firm for medium-sized companies and corporations - highly specialised in data science and artificial intelligence and strongly networked with science and art.

GEORG-FRICKER-FOUNDATION

GEORG-FRICKER-FOUNDATION

Two years after the death of Georg Fricker, the "Georg Fricker Foundation" was established in June 2010.

FRAUNHOFER INSTITUTE

FRAUNHOFER INSTITUTE

Initiator of the 3D Innovation Center and responsible for structure and organization.

PLANET FILM- UND FERNSEHPRODUKTION GMBH

PLANET FILM- UND FERNSEHPRODUKTION GMBH

Planet Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH was founded in 2001 by Gülsel Özkan and Ludger Pfanz in Ettlingen near Karlsruhe.

ZKM | CENTER FOR ART AND MEDIA

ZKM | CENTER FOR ART AND MEDIA

The ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe was founded in 1989.

3IT

3IT

The 3IT Berlin offers the worldwide unique opportunity to jointly develop a new industry in a pre-competitive environment.

MEDILIFE

MEDILIFE

MediLive has been successfully realizing 3D productions since 1994.

INVISTRA

INVISTRA

Invistra develops innovative 3D HD systems for the markets of the future.

CYBERFORUM E.V.

With over 1,200 members, CyberForum e.V. is the largest regionally active high-tech.entrepreneur.network in Europe.