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WELLBEING CULTURE FORUM

 

The Wellbeing Culture Forum is our response to the present crisis. A series of weekly online discussions, both private and public, Wellbeing Wednesdays will create dialogue and encourage collaboration at a time when cities are standing still, as well as exploring new ways of connecting and convening online.

We’ll be announcing each week’s schedule on our website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, but here’s a taste of what to expect over the coming weeks:

 

 

WELLBEING WEDNESDAYS 

Growing Gaia I, 22 July

Botanist and scientist Stefano Mancuso will host a public talk guided by James Lovelock’s Gaia principle. This discussion will look into the relationship between humanity and the planet and its botanical side, aiming to envisage the real role of the human species within the earth’s ecosystem.

The Wellbeing City, 29 July

As part of an ongoing relationship, we will host a second public talk with the British Council in the Wellbeing Culture Forum series. This discussion will bring together key figures to debate the blueprint of the Wellbeing City. Current events have revealed the city as a delicate ecosystem and we must now build and design our urban environments with wellbeing at the forefront.

 


Previous Events

The Social Culture of Cities, 24 June

In partnership with British Council and moderated by their Director of Visual Arts, Emma Dexter, this session will bring together voices from across disciplines, starting from architecture and expanding into art, design and science, to investigate how cultural adaptation in urban environments is crucial to navigating our changing world. You can read more about the event here.

 

Culture of Live Events, 17 June

Featuring, among others, Global Director of Art Basel Marc Spiegler and Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Manchester International Festival and The Factory, John McGrath, this discussion will examine the importance of live events for the wellbeing of cultural life in society. You can read more about the event here.

 

Art in Architecture, 27 May

Featuring curator and Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries, Hans Ulrich Obrist, along with architects Junya Ishigami, Sumayya Vally, Frida Escobedo, Stefano Boeri, artist Torkwase Dyson as well as Therme Art curator Mikolaj Sekutowicz. Inspired by the Serpentine Pavilion Programme, the session will focus on the relationship between art and architecture. You can read more about the event here.

 

Re-Entering Reality, 20 May

Led by architect Arthur Mamou-Mani and Professor Sarah Wilson, the session will involve a VR walk-through of Mamou-Mani’s Catharsis, the structure originally planned for Burning Man 2020. You can read more about the event here.

 


Access Information

 

Both public and private sessions are live streamed through Therme Art’s media channels, including Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and the Therme Art website.

To attend a public session, please register on our website by clicking the “Register” button at the top of this page. Alternatively, keep an eye on our social channels a little closer to the event’s date.

 

To set up the conference:

The forum is held via the virtual video conferencing platform, Zoom: https://zoom.us
Please download the app on your phone or computer in advance
Check the microphone and camera of your device

 

To join the session via Zoom:

Click the link in your invitation
Submit the provided password
Alternatively, insert the meeting ID manually along with the password
Click “Join with video” in order to participate with video

 

On your smartphone, tablet or computer: 

You can  find our broadcasts on Facebook as well as YouTube and instagram or our  webpage.
We recommend to subscribe to our Youtube channel and too to follow us on Facebook and instagram to receive regular updates.

 

On your TV: 

If you have a Smart TV, games console or streaming device (like an Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Chromecast etc.), you can watch the forum through your TV with the YouTube app.
Just search Therme Art on YouTube and click the subscribe button to view the stream and to receive notifications when we go live.

If attending the Wellbeing Culture Forum, we suggest that you use a headset if possible, and to find a quiet place without distractions. If you are in a noisy place, we kindly request that you mute yourself in order to avoid disrupting the discussion.

 

We look forward to seeing you soon!