“I am wondering what our role is” in Covid-19 crisis says Beatrice Galilee

Lynne M. Centeno

Curator Beatrice Galilee of The World Around has curated a celebration of Earth Day for VDF, which will be streamed later today. In this video message, she questions the role of the creative industries during the coronavirus pandemic.

Galilee is a co-founder and curator of The World Around, an architecture and design conference, which had its first edition in January 2020 in New York.

Galilee has curated a series of interviews with architects and visionaries working on environmental issues around the world in a symposium for Earth Day, which will be broadcast live on Dezeen from 1:00pm today as part of a collaboration between Virtual Design Festival and The World Around.

“Like everybody working in the creative industries now, I’m wondering what to say and what our role is and what we can learn from these extremely complicated times that we’re all sharing together,” Galilee said in the video.

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Live video interview with The World Around curator Beatrice Galilee

Lynne M. Centeno

In this live interview, Beatrice Galilee speaks to Dezeen about the online symposium she has curated as part of Virtual Design Festival’s partnership with The World Around for Earth Day.

From 2:00pm (UK time) today, Virtual Design Festival will host a series of online talks, interviews, short films and essays exploring ideas that could “shape the future of our relationship with the planet”, according to Galilee.

In this live interview to introduce the symposium, Galilee speaks to Dezeen’s editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs about the programme, which she curated in partnership with Facebook’s Artist in Residence programme, and how curators and events organisers are adapting to the current lockdown across much of the world.

The programme, which Dezeen announced this morning, will explore “ways to ethically reconnect with our food, designing, building and living with human and non-human animals, radical new forms of pedagogy, biodegradable accessories, and the extreme new

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