The World Around returns to the Guggenheim on February 5 from 12–6pm (EST) for its annual summit. This program invites audiences to engage with contemporary architecture and design’s now, near, and next as international participants speak to their recent and ongoing projects in the field of spatial and environmental practice.

The World Around Summit 2022 will be a mixture of prerecorded content and live presentations, and the program will feature projects that examine cutting-edge ideas, critical thinking, and visionary new work, technology, and research. Expect to hear about internationally pressing issues including climate change, radical approaches to preservation, digital strategies to address homelessness, the growing movement of geo-design, as well as some extraordinary new structures, films, books, and research projects.

The exciting lineup of world-renowned participants includes architects Tadao Ando, Winy Mass of MVRDV, David Chipperfield, Open Architecture, and Ooze; author Amitav Ghosh; filmmaker Matthew Heineman; artists Amie Siegel, Ursula Biemann, Himali Singh Soin, and Sebastián López Brach; designers, educators, and researchers Lesley Lokko, Formafantasma, Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti of DAAR (Decolonizing Architecture Art Research), Paul Farber of Monument Lab, Chris Hildrey, Top Manta, Design Earth, Limbo Accra, Miriam Hillawi Abraham, Camila Marambio, Lucia Pietroiusti, and Paulo Tavares.

To learn more about this free online summit and register to attend, visit

The World Around Summit 2022 is co-presented by The World Around, the Guggenheim Museum, and Het Nieuwe Instituut.

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