engadin art talks returns with weekend-long program


engadin art talks (E.A.T.) returns for its 12th edition with a spectacular, weekend-long program full of talks, walks, performances and music in zuoz, in switzerland’s engadin valley. taking place from january 28 to 30, 2022, the forum brings together a selection of leading thinkers from the arts, architecture, design, science, and literature. through their ideas, visions, and projects, the speakers, which include architect david adjaye and set designer es devlin, will address this year’s theme, ‘matter & memory’. 


designboom is a media partner of E.A.T. 2022 and brings you selected projects, interviews and news from the event — stay tuned for our upcoming coverage, and read on for the full ‘matter & memory’ program and list of speakers below.matter & memory: E.A.T. / engadin art talks reveals 2022 theme and full program



the speakers and full program of ‘matter & memory’


coming from the art field and beyond, the E.A.T. 2022 speakers will present their thoughts on ‘matter & memory’. this year’s theme explores various forms of memory through contemporary perspectives, spanning from the relationship between body and spirit, sustainability and the articulation of time, and different experiences of remembering. the speakers of ‘matter & memory’ are – igshaan adams, david adjaye, david allemann, ann demeester, chris dercon, es devlin, souleymane bachir diagne, benjamin dillenburger, johannes gees, margret köll, laurent le bon, armin linke, kelian maissen, isabelle mansuy, camille morineau, andrew morlet, precious okoyomon, pamela rosenkranz, kenny schachter.


the 2022 program is curated by daniel baumann (director kunsthalle zürich), bice curiger (director foundation van gogh arles), hans ulrich obrist (artistic director, serpentine galleries london) and philip ursprung (head the departement architecture at ETH zürich). for those that can’t make it to zuoz, the forum will also be available via live streaming. prior registration is required for both modalities of participation – register here


see designboom’s previous coverage of E.A.T. 2021, 2020, 2019 here, including an interview with norman foster on long duration in the city, and a drum piece performance by swiss percussionist and composer fritz hauser that took place inside james turrell’s skyspace ‘piz uter’. the full 2022 program is listed below.


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full program

engadin art talks 2022 | 28-30 january – register here

friday, 28 january 2022

15.00–16.00 | guided tour at muzeum susch
feliza bursztyn. welding madness

guided tour of exhibition at muzeum susch
RSVP required here


all day | ALPI

a film by armin linke, at kino hotel castell


saturday, 29 january 2022

9:00–10:00 | COVID-19 testing station

exceptions are persons whose complete vaccination, booster or recovery was not more than 120 days ago

10:00–10:20 | welcome and introduction
matter & memory
andrea gilli president community zuoz

cristina bechtler founder E.A.T.

philip ursprung E.A.T. curator


10:20–10:50 | matter and flow, a new economic vision
andrew morlet CEO ellen macarthur foundation

with an introduction by katharina de vaivre, managing director E.A.T.


10:50–11:20 | bits & bricks
benjamin dillenburger d-fab

moderated by philip ursprung,E.A.T. curator


11:20–11:40 | coffee break outside

11:40–12:10 | image capital
armin linke artist, italy

moderated by bice curiger, E.A.T. curator


12:10–12:30 | walk to ON SNOWBAR


12:30–12:50 | spirit vs. spirits at ON SNOWBAR/ outside
pamela rosenkranz artist, switzerland

david allemann co-founder and executive co-chairman on, switzerland

in conversation with hans ulrich obrist, E.A.T. curator


13:00–15:00 | lunch break at dorta
by invitation only (show your blue bracelet)

14:00–15:00 | ON walk
guided walk of approx. 2.5 km
with daniel baumann, E.A.T. curator


15:30–16:00 | a conversation
es devlin designer, UK

in conversation with hans ulrich obrist, E.A.T. curator


16:00–16:30 | kicking dust
igshaan adams artist, south africa

moderated by daniel baumann, E.A.T. curator


16:30–16:50 | conversation / kleee 02 NFT projection
johannes gees artist, switzerland

introduced by nina roehrs, founder galerie roehrs & boetsch, switzerland


16:50–17:10 | coffee break outside


17:10–17:30 | book launch
C is for curator – eine arbeitsbiografie
a book about bice curiger /by dora imhof

lost islands and flowers
mireille wunderly
introduction by bice curiger, E.A.T. curator

17:30 | concert / the tones of orange

margret köll historical harpist, austria

introduced by bice curiger, E.A.T. curator


18:00–19:00 | vernissages around zuoz


19:00 | kleee 02 NFT projection
projection at the ice rink at hotel castell
johannes gees artist, switzerland

kelian maissen interactive designer and creative software engineer, switzerland / USA


all day | ALPI

a film by armin linke, at kino hotel castell


sunday, 30 january 2022

10:00 | welcome

10:00–11:00 | museum of the future
ann demeester director frans hals museum, haarlem, netherlands

chris dercon president rmn – grand palais, paris, france

laurent le bon president centre georges pompidou, paris, france

moderated by bice curiger, E.A.T. curator


11:00–11:30 | ritual for self fragilization
precious okoyomon artist, nigeria / USA

moderated by hans ulrich obrist, E.A.T. curator


11:30–12:00 | NFTism: the last ‘ism’
kenny schachter artist, curator, lecturer, writer, switzerland / USA

moderated by daniel baumann, E.A.T. curator


12:00 | wrap up and goodbye

14:00–15:00 | ON walks
guided walk of approx. 2.5 km
in S-chanf

13:00 | shadows
a group show at the stable curated by paola foster

introduction to the exhibition and light lunch


imi knoebel standing paintings
an exhibition at von bartha / light lunch


your tree my answer
an exhibition by koo jeong a at villa flor


NAKED – andy warhol, gilbert & george, ritsue mishima
an exhibition at 107 S-chanf


15.00–16.00 | guided tour at muzeum susch
feliza bursztyn. welding madness

guided tour of exhibition at muzeum susch
RSVP required here

matter & memory: E.A.T. / engadin art talks reveals 2022 theme and full program


E.A.T. is internationally recognized for bringing together leading artists, architects, writers, scientists and disruptive thinkers from around the world. its mission is to provide an interdisciplinary platform for a global dialogue on the arts and different creative fields. internationally recognized for its line-up of leading artists, architects, writers, scientists, and disruptive minds from all over the world, E.A.T. has invited so far more than 140 speakers that have presented their ideas and visions on challenging social relevant themes since its inception in 2010. E.A.T. was founded by cristina bechtler together with hans ulrich obrist.