UN75 Moderated Dialogue: Rising Waters / Resilient Cultures

Following the postponement of the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale, Rising Waters / Resilient Cultures brings together leading voices from the world of art, architecture and the UN to explore cultural resilience and the need for innovation and imagination in the face of rising sea levels and the global climate emergency.

Ernesto Ottone, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture

Anna Somers Cocks, Founder Editor of The Art Newspaper and Former Chair of the Venice in Peril Fund

Hashim Sarkis, Dean of MIT’s School of Architecture + Planning and Curator of the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale

Additional panelists to be announced

This is the second in a series of UN75 Moderated Dialogues by The Future is Unwritten, a New York-based initiative by CULTURUNNERS and World Council of Peoples for the United Nations (WCPUN), produced in 2020 in partnership with UN75 to engage the arts and culture sector in United Nations global policy discussions and implementation efforts. The one-hour discussion will be followed by a public Q&A and conclude with a special video message from Venice resident and Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources, Andrea Rinaldo.

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