New national promotion models in the areas of design and interactive media

Lugano, Piazza Riforma, 6900 Lugano

03.09.2019, 13:00 - 14:15

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Lugano Living Lab, Città di Lugano

Digital Day, 03.09.2019
Time: 13:00 - 14:15
Location: Piazza della Riforma, Lugano, at the Area TALK

New national promotion models in the areas of design and interactive media

With a pilot programme called «Coordinated collaboration in design and interactive digital media» involving partners from the fields of innovation, business and cultural promotion, Pro Helvetia is initiating new support tools to help creative talents make their mark in the field. During the event, details of the various promotional initiatives aimed at creative and technological projects will be provided. In addition, the designer Rafael Kouto from Ticino will present his brand, which has been supported by the foundation.

  • 13:00 -13:05 Welcome SUPSI
  • 13:05 - 13:20 New models of collaboration - culture and business (Tania Longhitano, Pro Helvetia) 
  • 13:20 - 13:35 Call for projects Design and Interactive Media (Helen Muggli, Pro Helvetia) 
  • 13:35 - 13:55 Case Study: Rafael Kouto presents his brand and the projects realised through Pro Helvetia’s grant
  • 13:55 - 14:10 Audience Q&A


  • Serena Cangiano, Researcher at SUPSI FabLab/Laboratorio cultura visiva
  • Tania Longhitano, Head of cooperation and project development, Pro Helvetia
  • Helen Muggli, Head of design support programmes and interactive media, Pro Helvetia
  • Rafael Kouto, Fashion designer e founder of the brand Rafael Kouto


  • Pro Helvetia promotes Swiss arts and culture with a focus on diversity and high quality. As the Swiss Confederation’s cultural promotion institution, we support projects that are of national interest.
  • SUPSI FabLab