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This Month on Live Culture:
Catching up with
The World Around

April 24, 2021
from 11-12 noon  


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This month on Live Culture Martha is in discussion with Beatrice Galilee and Cyra Levenson about the residency of The World Around throughout 2021 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Founded by
Diego Marroquin and Beatrice Galilee, The World Around is an itinerant nonprofit organization dedicated to telling the most impactful and important stories of architectural culture today, making the invisible forces that shape our lives visible. Through a robust series of international events and online broadcasts, the platform seeks to connect and create a diverse global network of thinkers and makers today.

The World Around held its Second Annual Summit on Saturday January 30, 2021, Celebrating the Now, Near, and Next for Architecture and Design. Marking the launch of a year-long residency at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City, The World Around Summit 2021 live-streamed new and under construction work from architects, designers and artists from 14 global cities and institutions including Johannesburg, Dubai, London, Mexico City, Berlin, Nairobi, Melbourne, Monterrey, Shanghai, Stockholm and Tokyo.  

This global celebration was just the beginning. Cyra Levenson has described it this way: 

“As we build programming for this groundbreaking year-long residency, the Guggenheim welcomes this collaboration with The World Around as an opportunity to explore the intersection of architecture, civic space, and public engagement. This is a time to rethink the role of cultural institutions like ours, including both the physical and social space we create, with the lens of equity and diversity. We value the alliance with thought leaders, placemakers, and visionaries in this endeavor.”

Beatrice Galilee is an organizer and writer of things, spaces, and ideas. She is founder and executive director of The World Around and former associate curator of architecture and design at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has curated architecture biennales, trienniales, and exhibitions in Beijing; Shenzhen, China; Gwangju, South Korea; Lisbon; Milan; and London; and her writing has been published all over the world. Her first book, Radical Architecture of the Future, is published by Phaidon.

Cyra Levenson is Deputy Director and Gail Engleberg Director of Education and Public Engagement at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Her role includes partnering across the foundation's international network to develop modern and contemporary art and architecture programming. She came to the Guggenheim Museum from the Cleveland Museum of Art, where she was deputy director and head of public and academic engagement.

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Image credits:
Live Culture logo : Detail of "Small and Large Thoughts" by Joan Fitzsimmons, Courtesy of the artist. Top Image:  The World Around Logo Courtesy of The World Around.


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