@Abu Dhabi Culture Summit 2021

Abu Dhabi Culture Summit 2021

By Magdalena Obmalko

In the pre-pandemic world, the creative industry was considered one of the fastest-growing economies in the UK. The coronavirus crisis, without doubt, caused economic devastation to the fast-paced developing sector, risking long-term damage. In the midst of ongoing discussions aimed at drafting possible scenarios on how to come out of the global emergency state, what are the narratives for the post-covid cultural economy? Which elements should remain “business-as-usual”, and which parts ought to be transformed?

The Abu Dhabi Culture Summit, which takes place from 8-10 March 2021, is a leading global forum exploring creative cultural solutions to pressing worldwide issues, produced in partnership with Google, MoMA, UNESCO, the Royal Academy of Arts, London’s Design Museum, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, The Economist Events, the British Council, Louvre Abu Dhabi and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The 4th edition of the forum will gather cultural leaders, practitioners and experts from across art, design, media and technology disciplines to craft new thinking around the value of the creative economy and its impact on society at large. Under the theme The Cultural Economy and the Economy of Culture, the guests will explore the thematics of i.a. cultural economy and sustainability goals, cultural infrastructure, urban recovery and resilience.

Faber Futures’ CEO, Natsai Audrey Chieza, in her conversation with Design Museum’s Chief Executive and Director, Tim Marlow, will talk about the potential of living materials in conveying the values of sustainability and equity across different scales.

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