About the speaker

Talaya Schmid is an artist and co-founder of the annual Zurich film and art festival Porny Days. (http://www.pornydays.love). Porny Days celebrates diversity in sexuality and gender and brings people from different backgrounds closer together. The festival creates a public environment to discuss the central and timeless aspects of human culture that are frequently considered taboo. Through her artistic works and projects Talaya is establishing sexuality as a part of our human culture. She is convinced that sexuality makes a fundamental and essential contribution to our mental and physical health. Since completing her Master of Fine Arts at Goldsmiths University of London, she has received several awards for her work and now teaches at the F+F School of Art and Design Zurich. (Photo Layla Baraké)

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