Get “Ugly” with press cartoonist Gérald Herrmann at Creative Mornings Geneva

This Friday morning, 30 January 2015, from 8:00 to 9:30am, Creative Mornings Geneva hosts Gérald Herrmann, a Swiss-born caricaturist who since 1987 has contributed press cartoons to numerous Swiss publications including the Courrier de Genève, L’Hebdo, La Liberté de Fribourg and the SonntagsZeitung. For the past 15 years, he has been drawing principally for La Tribune de Genève.

In light of the recent Charlie Hebdo tragedy in Paris, Herrmann will speak about press cartoons, freedom of speech and the sacred, covering topics such as:

  • What are press cartoons?
  • What is humor?
  • What are its possibilities, limits and rules?
  • What impact will the terrorist attacks have on press cartoons?

The lecture will take place at Impact Hub Geneva, 1 rue Fendt, 1201 Genève, near the Cornavin train station. There are still spaces available but don’t delay in reserving yourself a place if you’re interested in hearing what should be a very interesting discussion about press freedom in the face of extreme attempts to repress it.

Creative Mornings for creative people

Food for thought is on the menu at CreativeMornings lectures. Photo by Natalia Krylova.

Creative Mornings Geneva is the local branch of a global lecture circuit that holds monthly breakfast presentations for creative people in 104 cities worldwide. Each session consists of a 20-minute presentation followed by 20 minutes of discussion. Attendance is free as are coffee and breakfast noshes. You can follow Creative Mornings Geneva on Facebook and Twitter.

Just so’s you know: Creative Mornings is the creation of Tina Roth Eisenberg, self-described “Swiss designer gone NYC”, who has been called the Queen of Design Entrepreneurship. She has a hotly followed blog/online shop “swissmiss” and is behind numerous successful entrepreneurial projects. These include TeuxDeux (an app for making to-do lists), Studiomates (a collaborative workspace for designers), and Tattly (“designy temporary tattoos”), as well as the Creative Mornings lecture series.

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