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DIALOGUES

The Future is Unwritten brings text about Dialogues currently implementing societal innovation towards a more sustainable world. With leading UN agencies describing the recent pandemic as nature's first 'warning shot'.

Art in The Time of Coronavirus
Goal 16:
Peace,
justice
and
strong
institutions
22 APRIL 2020 Art in The Time of Coronavirus in collaboration with the World Health Organization

Art in the Time of Coronavirus in collaboration with the World Health Organization brings together cultural leaders to explore the Art and Culture sector’s role and response during and after systemic-level, global threats like COVID-19. The Dialogue was held on Earth Day to highlight Coronavirus' connection to our climate and ecological emergency and marked the launch of The Future is Unwritten’s UN75 Dialogues series.

Rising Waters / Resilient Cultures
Goal 11:
SUSTAINABLE
CITIES
AND
COMMUNITIES
11 JUNE 2020 Rising Waters / Resilient Cultures In collaboration with UNESCO and ResiliArt

This Dialogue explores cultural resilience and the need for innovation and imagination in the face of rising sea levels and a global climate emergency. There is a special focus on Small Island States and the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale.

Medicine Men / The Art of Health
Goal 3:
Good
health
and
well-being
17 JUNE 2020 Medicine Men / The Art of Health In collaboration with the World Health Organization

This Dialogue brings together physician-artists and -curators to explore the healing power of art as a driver for improved health, education and social justice. The discussion is framed within the dual crisis of a global pandemic and a climate emergency. The panelists share their journeys from Medicine to Art, and explore the values of service, healing and collectivism that have guided their practice.

Indigenous Voices / Listening for Tomorrow
Goal 3:
Good
health
and
well-being
25 JUNE 2020 Indigenous Voices / Listening for Tomorrow leading cultural voices working with First Nation communities

This UN75 Dialogue features leading cultural voices working with First Nation communities in the United States and Canada, exploring indigenous values, wisdom and culture as vital drivers for the activation and implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The discussion explores the panelists’ work at the intersection of indigenous and non-indigenous communities; the sustainability of indigenous technologies; the role of artists in developing new narratives for indigenous communities; and the roles of language and listening in successful dialogue, collaboration and cross-cultural exchange.

Architecture after Catastrophic Change
Goal 11:
SUSTAINABLE
CITIES
AND
COMMUNITIES
23 SEPT 2020 Architecture after Catastrophic Change Presentation by Beatrice Galilee

This UN75 Presentation by Beatrice Galilee, founder of The World Around, explores case studies that show how Designers, Architects and Thinkers can collaborate and rebuild in a Time of Crisis. Established in 2019, The World Around is a New York-based institution that champions innovative and outstanding contemporary architectural and design practices; connecting a global audience to the most progressive values and promising ideas in culture today.

THE TIME IS NOW - Museums as Agents of Change
Goal 17:
Partnerships
for
the
goals
25 SEPT 2020 THE TIME IS NOW – Museums as Agents of Change Hosted by The Museum of the United Nations

This UN75 Webinar, hosted by The Museum of the United Nations - UN Live, features pioneering museum leaders from around the world discussing how the cultural sector can confront the most pressing social and environmental issues facing humanity.

The Healing Power of Arts after Trauma & Conflict
Goal 5:
Gender
equality
24 SEPT 2020 The Healing Power of Arts after Trauma & Conflict
As part of Goals House @ UNGA

As part of Goals House @ UNGA, Community Jameel and The Future is Unwritten convened this UN75 Dialogue to highlight the healing power of art after trauma and conflict. The event explores ground-breaking research into the links between art and health and focuses on a specific case study relating to the preservation of Yazidi culture following the ISIS genocide in 2014.

The Pilgrimage & The Pandemic
Goal 3:
Good
health
and
well-being
20 NOV 2020 The Pilgrimage & The Pandemic
this year's Hajj in the context of COVID-19

The Pilgrimage & The Pandemic brings together voices from the world of Art and Health to discuss this year's Hajj in the context of COVID-19 and the role of creativity in faith and spirituality during times of societal anxiety. The panel will also discuss how the the city of Mecca successfully managed the challenge of a mass gathering during a global pandemic.

COUNTRYSIDE, THE FUTURE
Goal 13:
CLIMATE
ACTION
23 SEPT 2020 COUNTRYSIDE, THE FUTURE
Hosted by Rem Koolhaas and Samir Bantal

Hosted by Rem Koolhaas and Samir Bantal, this special UN75 Dialogue coincides with the reopening of the seminal exhibition, Countryside, The Future at the Guggenheim in New York.