Expo 2020 teams up with Alserkal to create cultural conversations throughout event

The UAE’s homegrown cultural enterprise Alserkal and Expo 2020 Dubai have joined forces to create a new program ‘Cultures in Conversation’– a series of multi-disciplinary events, cross-cultural conversations, and artistic interventions.

Commissioned by Expo 2020 and programed by Alserkal, the initiative is part of ‘Build Bridges,’ one of the five tracks under Expo’s Programme for People and Planet.

Comprising UAE-based poets, artist collectives, and academics as well as international urban theorists, artists, and diplomats, ‘Cultures in Conversation’ will challenge the conventional talk format and instead debate pertinent topics through immersive experiences, artist interventions, informal conversations, and performances in order to address meaningful matters at the heart of cultural conversations today.

Anchored by 10 Theme Weeks, this extraordinary program of events, experiences, thought-leadership and public conversations aims to find solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing the global community today.

As Expo 2020 Dubai opened its doors to the world on October 1, 2021, Alserkal reaffirmed its commitment to fostering creativity and developing cultural content to create research-led programming.

The inaugural Cultures in Conversation session will take place on October 9, 2021, as part of Climate and Biodiversity Week.

The program will take place on the Saturday of each Theme Week, throughout Expo 2020 with the final session being held on March 26, 2022.

The free events will require registration and will be open to ticket-holding members of the public. Visitors can also book their place at one of the ‘Cultures in Conversation’ sessions via the Expo 2020 website.

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