Watch The World Around 2023 summit live

Dezeen has teamed up with The World Around to stream its 2023 summit, which features talks by Nigerian architect Tosin Oshinowo, artist Es Devlin and design critic Alice Rawsthorn. Watch it live here from midday New York time.

Throughout the day, experts will discuss projects that aim to tackle a range of diverse issues, including climate change, social equity and ecology.

The World Around is a non-profit organisation founded by curator Beatrice Galilee, which hosts critical discussions with experts on design, architecture and culture. This year’s summit takes place at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

The programme is split into three sessions and will also include awarding the winners of The World Around’s Young Climate Prize 2023 – a mentorship initiative for young designers that supports their work in tackling the climate crisis.

Read on for the full line-up and watch the livestream at the top of this article.

The Last of Us will be discussed in session one

Session One
12:00pm New York time (5:00pm London time)

In the summit’s first session, interdisciplinary architects, production designers, curators and artists will discuss ideas that are “captivating imaginations and inspiring change all around the world”.

The industry experts will discuss the projects they’ve worked on, from the restoration of native forest habitats in Jordan to the creation of a centre for intercultural knowledge in Colombia.

Also in the first session there will be a conversation about The Last of Us, a post-apocalyptic show based on a video game of the same name, which follows the story of survivors of a global pandemic caused by a fungus that infects humans.

Project presentations

› Tosin Oshinowo, architect, designer and curator of the 2023 Sharjah Architecture Triennial
› Andrés Jaque, founder of the Office for Political Innovation, the Dean of Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
› Ana Maria Gutiérrez, Colombian architect and artist
› Deema Assaf, Jordanian architect, urban forester and founder of research studio TAYYŪN
› Es Devlin, artist and designer

In Conversation: The Last of Us

› John Paino, production designer of The Last of Us
› Liam Young, architect and film director
› Lucia Pietroiusti, curator

Session two will focus on building sustainable communities

Session Two: Inhabiting the World Around
2:00pm New York time (7:00pm London time)

In this second session, The World Around shares exclusive previews of some of the newest projects that are focused on developing and building sustainable communities.

Among the projects being discussed include a new educational and research centre on the coast of the Sea of Cortes and new models of urban living being developed in the US.

Project presentations

› Tatiana Bilbao, Mexico City-based architect
› Pirjo Haikola, underwater designer
› Claire Webb, director of the Berggruen Institute’s Future Humans programme
› Fernando Laposse, Mexican product designer
› Dominic Leong, founder of Leong Leong
› River Claure, photographer, filmmaker and sculptor from Bolivia
› Vishaan Chakrabarti, architect, founder of PAU

House of Thought by Fundación Organizmo. Photo by Felipe Camacho Otero

Session Three: Voices of The World Around
4:00pm New York time (9:00pm London time)

This final session includes a number of discussions by leading voices in the design industry such as how an extra-institutional platform can help design a more progressive urban environment, and how a historic lack of diversity in design criticism has led to “disastrous consequences”.

The Young Climate Prize award winners will also share and discuss their award-winning projects and talk about their perspectives as the voices of the future.


› Alice Rawsthorn, design critic and co-founder of Design Emergency
› Joseph Zeal-Henry, co-founder of Sound Advice
› Kyong Park, curator

Dezeen is a media partner for The World Around 2023.

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