Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
Schauspielhaus Zürich, Pfauen, Rämistrasse 34
Panel discussion at the Festspiele Zürich
with Dr. Miriam Meckel, Michéle Binswanger, Florian Illies, Dr. Enrique Steiger and Michael Krüger
Beauty cult, beauty craze
A glance in the mirror is often the last thing we do before stepping out of the door. We often dismiss this as superficial, but why can’t we resist it? Have our standards, sensitivity and tools in the field of beauty changed so quickly and so drastically – from individual enchantment to a collective judgement of speckless standards? From the corset to the scalpel?
We discuss the cult and the craze around beauty with our guests. Dr Miriam Meckel is a professor at the University of St. Gallen and editor of the business magazine ‘Wirtschaftswoche’. Michèle Binswanger is an author, publicist and journalist in Zurich. Florian Illies is an author of books, a publicist and an art dealer, and lives in Berlin. Dr Enrique Steiger is a cosmetic surgeon in Zurich, spends several months of the year travelling crisis regions around the world, and founded the Swisscross Foundation. Michael Krüger is a writer and for many years was a publisher at Carl Hanser Verlag.
The panel will be moderated by Martin Meyer, former head of the feature section at the newspaper ‘NZZ’ and president of the SIAF.
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