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Welcome to Café Artistique

What is Café Artistique?

Café Artistique is a live streaming format where we invite professionals form the creative industry, to discuss and talk about design topics, trends, developments and opportunities. We are committed to make design processes more tangible, to give insight into the inner workings of marketing, branding and the everchanging field of digital media.

Origin of Café Artistique

Café Artistique is an instalment derived of a worldwide “Café”-Series like called “Café Scientifique”. Café Scientifique currently exists in more than 60 towns and cities across the World. It was the idea of Duncan Dallas, from Leeds, who was impressed by the Café Philosophique session he saw in France.

With the help of Prof. Dr. Kyriakos Kouveliotis, Provost & Chief Academic Officer of BSBI and founder of Café Scientifique in Berlin, which is the only official instalment in Germany
[link: http://cafescientifique.org/europe-and-scandinavia#Germany].

Café Artistique was founded to create a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to discuss the latest ideas in arts, design and technology or to give insight “behind the scenes” of design processes. These meetings take place in cafes, bars, restaurants and even theatres, but always outside a traditional academic context.

Organiser of Café Artistique

Liz Fernando, Head of Academic Operations Arts

Award winning fine artist, Liz Fernando, is a graduate from the prestigious LCC, School of Media, University of Arts London. Her works were exhibited at Tate Modern London and were showcased by the leading publisher Photoworks, Brighton. Her works have been acquired for numerous private collections including the World Bank Headquarter in Washington D.C.

Her industry and educational experience in the field of Art & Design ranges from executive level agency experience at Saatchi&Saatchi global network to multinational design education institution Raffles Singapore, Asia Pacific as well as developing and conceptualising long term art educational projects in Asia for the cultural institute of the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Click here to watch the recording of the latest event!


Tales to Inspire: A Celebration of Creative Narration and Storytelling


• Professor Kyriakos Kouveliotis, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, BSBI
• Andreas Theurer, film director, screenwriter and lecturer
• Sagi Hartov, world renowned cellist and CEO of Global University Systems Germany
Event Host:
Liz Fernando, Head of Creative Industries Faculty, Lecturer


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Pilot Event: Brand Purpose and Success

Our first guest, Ralph Zimmerer, Global Vice President Marketing of NIVEA

Our first guest, Ralph Zimmerer, Global Vice President Marketing of NIVEA

The Café Scientifique and Cafè Artistique are combining forces for the first time for a captivating panel discussion.

Together with leading figures in the art world, we’ll look at the challenges and opportunities that have arisen as a result of digitalisation and the rise of social media. This is your chance to get first-hand industry insights and learn some tricks of the trade from the pros themselves.

Special Guests: Kimberly Ewton, Senior Strategy & Concept at antoni and Andreas Richter, Founder of Andreas Richter Cultural Consulting

In this Café Artistique, we will meet Oliver Kühne, the social media specialist of Hapag-Lloyd - one of the world market leaders, Mi Alves from Brazil. In a unique, audience-interactive discussion, we will talk about social media strategies for corporates and influencers, the challenges, overlaps, and how to maximise the potential of social media channels.

Join our Interim Head of Faculty of Arts, Mr Juern Hocke and Mr Hendrik Menz, Brand & Agency Sales Director at Anzu.io. Anzu.io’s approach to in-game ad experiences is based on three concepts: Blended, Relevant and Realistic. As an agency that caters to all segments – the advertisers, gamers and developers, the insights that attendees will get can redefine the way we view the whole gaming industry.

In another stimulating creative discussion, Café Artistique presents Creativity – Troublemaker and Fuel for Growth. It will be a unique episode that brings various industry leaders to come on the same platform and share how creativity goes hand in hand with passion, learning and growth.

Special Guests:

Alisa Türck, Business Angel, Founder, Digitization and Sustainability Consultant

Kimberly Ewton, Concept and Creative Strategy at antoni_, and

Sagi Hartov, world renowned cellist and CEO of Global University Systems Germany

The event will be hosted by BSBI’s Head of Faculty of Arts, Jürn Hocke. Similar to the last Café Artistique, this latest episode will also be an interactive audience discussion where we will talk about the power of creativity, the importance of education, the link between creativity and sustainability, and how to ignite your passion for innovation. This is a great opportunity to learn more about what's next for the creative industry. Learn what you are passionate about. Explore your creative side!