Hosted by Therme Art, the talk opened the last day of the DLD22 conference which explored the theme “Reality Rules!?”. Titled The Future of Wellbeing, the panel invited experts from diverse fields to assess poignant technological, economic, societal and ecological shifts in wellbeing present on a global scale.
The talk was initiated and moderated by CEO and Co-Founder of Therme Art, Mikolaj Sekutowicz, who reinstated the importance of bringing together experts from different backgrounds to advance the mission of providing collective wellbeing to cities.
From left to right: Mikolaj Sekutowicz, Moran Cerf, Nina Gualinga, Jeanne de Kroon and Sumayya Vally.
Panellists included Social Entrepreneur Jeanne de Kroon, facilitating links between communities and businesses worldwide, Neuroscientist and Business Professor Moran Cerf, employing neuroscience methods in his research of human psychology, Climate Activist and Indigenous Rights Defender Nina Gualinga, endeavouring to reinstate indigenous knowledge into contemporary educational curricula, and Founder and Principal Architect of Counterspace Sumayya Vally, utilising her practice as a vehicle to create spaces that are conducive to community engagement and belonging.
Drawing on the nuances between contemporary scientific–medicinal advancements, architecture as a vehicle for healing, and indigenous forms of knowledge that teach human’s undeniable interdependence with the natural world, The Future of Wellbeing invited experts to assess the interconnectedness of human and planetary wellbeing. The panel highlighted to importance of expanding diverse areas of expertise in order to advance wellbeing in cities.
DLD brings together experts from around the globe who are eager to enact positive change in an increasingly digital era through an interdisciplinary platform for exchange. Previous speakers at DLD include Zaha Hadid, Ursula von der Leyen, Mark Zuckerberg and Christiana Figueres.
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