Luma Days 4 - 28-31.05.2020

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Due to exceptional situation regarding the Covid-19 virus, Luma Days #4 and Algae Summit are postponed.

This year’s theme of Luma Days #4, In Transit, A Geography of Change, has ironically become the topic of the moment. The unprecedented health crisis that is shaking the world sheds light on the fragile links that unite us and puts all humanity in sync with the urgency of a necessary change. To nourish and enrich this theme, you will be able to find the first Luma Days interviews on our website and on our new digital application very soon.

In the meantime, you can download the new Luma Days Review
Luma Days #3 Together, a declaration of interdependence 2019

And the other Reviews from previous editions:
Luma Days #1 Scenarios for a City in a Bioregion 2017
Luma Days #2 Hospitality, Searching for Common Ground 2018

Stay safe and please feel free to contact us with your thoughts.


Luma Days #4


This forum proposes to map the change and the transition to a new state of being, of the world, of the spirit, of business… to explore the stages of the transition process. The Geography of Change points – in time and space – to the lessons to be drawn from permanent transformation. Transported beyond our current limits, this forum reveals new potentials for ways of thinking and acting.

Maja Hoffmann
Founder and President of the Luma Foundation


At Luma Days #4 we will discuss the following topic: In Transit: A Geography of Change.

The concept of transition is inherent in a time of change and renewal, leading to the transformation of how we deal with the environment, technology, economy, education, health… It calls for a global reconstruction of our systems. It is not limited to a state of mind about the world, but it allows for action to build a more resilient society.

This new edition of Luma Days will feature visions and actions that map out a new geography of change. We will approach the transition through a cultural prism, with a 2-day conference cycle entitled C’est Urgent! co-created with Hans Ulrich Obrist within the framework of his traveling exhibition It’s Urgent! The French National Institute of Art History will discuss the topic issue of restitution of works of art, which is defining a new geography of heritage. Scientists, artists, philosophers, architects will also come together to discuss the urgencies of our time.


Luma Days is a yearly forum of art and ideas. It brings together all the elements that compose Luma Arles’ program and kicks off the summer season with a week of public events, conferences, professional workshops, displays, and art installations.

During Luma Days, the city of Arles becomes a center of gravity in the Mediterranean region, where local and international experts, scientists, artists, thinkers, and activists converge with the general public to share ideas and experiences around topical issues.

Each year, Luma Days considers a theme linked to the preoccupations of the foundation and that can make a social impact. In 2017, Luma Days #1 developed Scenarios for a City in a Bioregion. In 2018, Luma Days #2 exchanges were devoted to Hospitality, Searching for Common Ground. In 2019, the theme explored for the third edition refers to one of the major challenges of our time: TOGETHER, a declaration of interdependence.

Past speakers have included:

Etel Adnan, Sina Araghi, Armand Arnal, Michel Bauwens, Sevince Bayrak, Ali Benmakhlouf, Anita Berrizbeitia, Serge Binotto, Daniel Birnbaum, Jan Boelen, Dan Borelli, Mohamed Bourouissa, Nicolas Bourriaud, Alexandre Cadain, Ian Cheng, Maryse Condé, Bice Curiger, Béatrice Dalle, Anya Daly, Farrokh Derakhshani, Virginie Despentes, Elsa Dorlin, Tom Eccles, Olafur Eliasson, Tony Elieh, Roberto Flore, Teresa Galí-Izard, Émilie Gascon, Dominique Gonzalez Foerster, Jon Gray, Joseph Grima, Sandi Hilal, André Hoffmann, Maja Hoffmann, Hadeel Ibrahim, Uzodinma Iweala, Arthur Jafa, Jean Jalbert, Erling Kagge, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Rem Koolhaas, Katell Le Goulven, Pierre-Alexandre Mateos, Han Meyer, Baptiste Morizot, Evgeny Morozov, Mohsen Mostafavi, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Vassilis Oikonomopoulos, Jorge Pardo, Philippe Parreno, Yuri Pattison, Lisa Phillips, Bernard Picon, Paul B. Preciado, Rachel Rose, Christopher Roth, Youmna Saba, Anjalika Sagar, Eric Schlosser, Bruno Schnebelin, Marianna Simnett, Bas Smets, Bernard Stiegler, Charles Teyssou, Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Saskia van Stein, Renzo Wieder, Karen Wong, Estelle Zhong Mengual…


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