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Watch The World Around In Focus: Land talks

Environmental social scientist Holly Jean Buck and MASS Design Group principal Joseph Kunkel were among the speakers that participated in The World Around In Focus: Land, an afternoon of talks exploring contemporary post-colonial land-use issues. Watch the online event here.

The free online public programme was the latest event by The World Around – a non-profit organisation founded in 2020 by Beatrice Galilee with the aim of deepening architectural discourse.

Part of The World Around's year in residence at Guggenheim Museum, the event was the first in a series of "In Focus" events focused on contemporary post-colonial land-use issues and aimed at building a more equitable future.

The event brought together artists, activists and practitioners from around the world across three themed sessions, titled Community, Technology and Ecology, which the organisers said explored "the compelling and important stories of artists, researchers, designers, scientists and architects whose work explores the agency of infrastructures and systems that shape our lives and deplete natural resources".

As well as Buck and Kunkel, other speakers included urban planner Renee Kemp-Rotan, artist Simon Denny, anthropologist Elsa Hoover, and multidisciplinary artists Carolina Caycedo and David De Rozas.

Find out more about the programme ›

The World Around In Focus: Land took place online on 22 October. See Dezeen Events Guide for an up-to-date list of architecture and design events taking place around the world.

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