Together with Ralph Palmer, Danar Worya and Spiridon Giannakis, Playgrounds-director Leon van Rooij dives into the current state of creative education. Technology always seems to be ten steps ahead, so is it possible for art schools to keep up? They talk about the importance of learning the basics, how to close the gap between academies and the industry, but also think about creative education in the next 25 years: what does the art academy of the future look like?

Ralph Palmer worked at Disney on iconic characters such as Milo Thatch Pocahontas and Quasimodo. Danar Worya’s biggest break through was working at Horizon: Zero Dawn at Guerrilla Games and The Last of Us Part II. Spiridon Giannakis is a recruiter, publisher of artbooks and all-round creative connector.