The World Around is a non-profit institution with the goal of enriching and empowering architectural discourse. Its third annual summit will launch at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam on Saturday, January 29 and will close at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City on February 5.
The summit is dedicated to sharing critical and cutting-edge new projects. And also conversations in the fields of contemporary architecture, design and culture.
In this new, expanded format, two all-day conferences will take place on consecutive Saturdays. Along with a bespoke program of original content, from articles to short films. They launch online during the week between. As in previous editions. Global design practitioners will address their recently completed and under-construction projects that speak to internationally pressing issues including climate change, racial and social equity, ecology, indigenous rights, digital technology and community.
The World Around’s co-founder and executive director Beatrice Galilee says: ”The World Around’s 2021 summit was entirely online. Our innovative, experimental programming reached a huge global audience through our collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum. We are excited to continue that relationship with the upcoming edition, and thrilled to be partnering with our first European cultural
organization, the Het Nieuwe Instituut, one of the continent’s most exciting places for contemporary design thinking.”
The World Around’s 2022 Summit will be a round-up of compelling architectural, spatial, environmental and social projects. Limited in-person tickets will be available for both venues. A live-broadcast will stream online for free on multiple channels including Guggenheim YouTube and Facebook Live.