Discussion paper

This discussion paper written for delegates at the 8th World Summit on Arts and Culture, was intended to spark initial thinking around issues in the programme, to cultivate new and diverse forms of intercultural cooperation and to join emerging communities around the world to discover creative ways to challenge current conditions.

The publication has two key objectives: to situate conversations in the wider global context and to present stories from the field that exemplify how individuals can effect transformative change.

The discussion paper explores the Summit theme – Mobile Minds: Culture, Knowledge and Change – and features contributions from individuals around the world whose work exemplifies how individuals can effect transformative change. Contributors include YAM Tunku Zain, the Founding President of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs in Malaysia; Maria Daïf, a journalist and former director of L’Uzine in Casablanca, Morocco; Nick Capaldi, Executive Director of Arts Council Wales; Katindi Sivi-Njonjo, a leading futurist from Kenya; Gustavo Vidigal, a cultural strategist from Brazil; Dr Wulan Dirgantoro an academic from Indonesia who is based in Australia; and Taiarahia Black, Professor of Māori and Indigenous Research Development in Aotearoa-New Zealand.

Publication Details
Publication place:
Publication Year: