UN75: Rising Waters / Resilient Cultures

Following the postponement of the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale, Rising Waters / Resilient Cultures in partnership with UNESCO and ResiliArt brought together leading voices from the world of art, architecture and advocacy to explore cultural resilience and the need for innovation and imagination in the face of rising sea levels and the global climate emergency. The one-hour discussion was followed by a public Q&A and concluded with special video messages from the Seychelles Nekton Mission from Danny Faure, President of Seychelles; Venice resident and Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources, Andrea Rinaldo; and artist Rashad Salim's Art for Iraq project.

Release Date

June 2020

Project Artists

Locations

UNITED NATIONS
NEW YORK

Palazzo Franchetti COVID 4 2020
1 Rashad Salim Mesopotamia in Venice
TFIU INSTRAGRAM RISING WATERS ERNESTO
TFIU INSTRAGRAM RISING WATERS ANNA
TFIU INSTRAGRAM RISING WATERS HASHIM
TFIU INSTRAGRAM RISING WATERS ANGELIQUE
TFIU INSTRAGRAM RISING WATERS RASHAD 2
TFIU INSTRAGRAM RISING WATERS NEKTON
Ernesto Ottone (Moderator) 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
Angelique Pouponneau Chief Executive Officer of Seychelles' Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust
Rashad Salim Expeditionary Artist and Creator of Ark Reimagined, representing Iraq at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale
The discussion was followed by a special video messages from the Seychelles Nekton Mission from Danny Faure, President of Seychelles

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