REFRESH is an initiative by the Department Design and the Immersive Arts Space of the Zurich University of the Arts. Under the title «Experimental Futures and Immersive Experiences», REFRESH (talks, exhibition, workshop, performances) brings together designers, artists, researchers and experts from Switzerland and abroad to anticipate possible futures for Design and the Arts.
Many outstanding and internationally renowned designers, artists and experts joined the previous editions, such as Thomas Oberender (Curator & Artistic Director of the Berliner Festspiele), Sarah Ellis (Director of Digital Development, Royal Shakespeare Company), Yasaman Sheri (Design Direction Augmentation & Sensing), Erika Marthins (Artrebels), Tobias Gremmler (Digital Artist), Galit Ariel (Augmented Human/Digital Identities) or Andreas Refsgaard (Artist & Creative Coder), Takeshi Yamada (teamLab), Léa Pereyre (Verity Studios).
The festival takes place yearly in mid of September at Toni–Areal in cooperation with Digital Festival. Participation in the festival is free of charge.