Orlando Budelacci is Vice Dean of the Lucerne School of Art & Design. He is chairman of of the HSLU Ethics Commission and lecturer in the BA course - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (Philosophy, Ethics).
Orlando studied philosophy, art history and law at the University of Basel and received his doctorate in philosophy in 2002 with a thesis on Immanuel Kant's political philosophy. Research stays took him to the University of Cambridge (Departement of Philosophy) and the University of Oxford (Departement of Philosophy). In 2014 he completed his diploma in management at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) with a thesis in business psychology (Prof. Heike Bruch). In 2020 he completed the Oxford Artificial Intelligence programme.
From 2001 to 2004 he was an assistant at the Europainstitut of the University of Basel and from 2004-2007 he was managing director of the Faculty of Culture and Social Sciences at the University of Lucerne. In the years 2007-2015 Orlando Budelacci worked as managing director of the interdisciplinary National Centre of Competence in Research on Image Criticism ("eikones") (financial volume for 12 years: 48 million CHF; financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation, University of Basel, ETH Zurich, University of Zurich, Laurenz Foundation, FAG Foundation and others).
Since 2018 Orlando Budelacci has been a member of the board of directors of Fumetto - International Comic Strip Festival in Lucerne.
Orlando Budelacci was a lecturer and consultant in philosophy, ethics and politics at the University of Basel (political philosophy), the University of Lucerne (political philosophy, ethics), the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (politics), the Volkshochschule beider Basel (philosophy, happiness, serenity, power) and at UBS (business ethics).
He has published on topics of political philosophy, ethics and contemporary art and was responsible for the eikones publication series (40 volumes, Fink-Verlag) at the National Centre of Competence in Research on Image Criticism.