The speech of the Head of Arts & Culture at the World Economic Forum Nico Daswani at “The Earth seen from the Moon”

, August 3, 2020

On June 11 took place the second symposium of Towards the XXIII International Exhibition of Triennale Milano, entitled The Earth seen from the Moon. The symposium was part of a three-appointment series that address some key issues of our present. Here the speech of Nico Daswani, Head of Arts & Culture at the World Economic Forum.

The Earth seen from the Moon, the second symposium of Towards the XXIII International Exhibition of Triennale Milano

The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public and Private Cooperation. Established in 1971 in Geneva to engage the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. It is independent, impartial and not tied to any special interests. The Forum strives in all its efforts to demonstrate entrepreneurship in the global public interest while upholding the highest standards of governance. Moral and intellectual integrity is at the heart of everything it does. Its activities are shaped by a unique institutional culture founded on the stakeholder theory, which asserts that an organization is accountable to all parts of society. The institution carefully blends and balances the best of many kinds of organizations, from both the public and private sectors, international organizations and academic institutions. World Economic Forum believes that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to make positive change.

Nico Daswani, Head of Arts & Culture at the World Economic Forum

Nico Daswani is Head of Arts & Culture at the World Economic Forum. He creates a space for artists and cultural institutions to bring culture into high-level dialogue on global issues, and to use the World Economic Forum's influential platform to shape inclusive and sustainable narratives. He received his Master in Intercultural Heritage from the Gallatin School at New York University. Daswani has curated, produced or directed a number of impactful cultural projects, from exhibitions to VR documentaries, festivals, tours, artist residencies, and artist support services, including with the World Economic Forum; the Smithsonian; the Natural History Museum London; the V&A; the Afghan Women's Orchestra; the Asian American Arts Alliance; the UCLA Center for Intercultural Performance and the Ford Foundation.

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