Location : Swiss Pavilion
The photographs by Dieter Seitz tell of a journey that starts in the traditional Nomads’ Land. The camera approaches people, exploring the cultural interaction and contradictions of the country, which in Kazakhstan oscillate between reminiscences of the Soviet era, revitalized Kazakh folk culture, and the consumer palaces of modern times. The devastation caused by the years of crisis after 1991 makes as profound of an impression as the attempt to start afresh for Kazakh society, leading to the new world of the Urban Nomads. Culture and everyday life are surveyed from a subjective viewpoint in these pictures. Markus Kaiser in his fact-rich essay examines the socio-cultural development of society and sketches their search for a new identity between nomad cult and modernity. The volume shows continuity, decay, and change in a post-socialist society, tracing the highly topical Cultural Topography of one of the biggest societies in transformation at the heart of Eurasia.
For more information: www.dku.kz www.seitzdieter.de
Everybody who is interested to join this event please inform the Guest Relations member at the main entrance of the Swiss Pavilion and you will be accompanied to the event.
Leica Geosystems: shaping smart change
Location : swissnex Lab
The core purpose of the company to provide customers with actionable information vital to understanding, planning and executing their projects. This is how Hexagon and Leica Geosystems are shaping smart change – through superior positioning, guiding and visualization solutions that allow their customers to work with the highest efficiency.
On the 3rd August, Leica Geosystems and HEXAGON will be running several demonstrations of their latest solutions and are preparing an Innovation Hour for BIM, SmartCity and 3D solutions with the first demonstration of an unique product in Kazakhstan.
Come and get impressed by how you can shape a change together with Leica Geosystems and HEXAGON!
Education and Innovation
Location : swissnex Lab
During the open event, Education and Innovation for a Sustainable Future, participants will meet several international speakers who have contributed to building awareness within their communities and
taken steps towards positive change.
At 4 p.m., the first part of the event "Human Library" will take place. Four international speakers will share their stories of overcoming challenges, growing and initiating projects, working to bridge the gap between the current situation and where we want to be to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Agenda through education and innovation. Participants will receive a free copy of "Fairy Tales for a Fairer World",a collection of traditional tales from around the world with a new twist and a reminder of how the 17 Global goals can guide us to the sustainable future we hope for.
At 6 p.m., an "Education and Innovation Talk" will take place. Three speakers active in the domains of education and in organizations for the protection of children will share their experiences and their work and their visions of the future, and what measures we can undertake to achieve it.
RSVP by Monday 12.00 17.07.2017 at firstname.lastname@example.org.