Countryside at the United Nations has opened at the United Nations Headquarters

donderdag, 24 juni, 2021

From June 28th – July 2nd 2021 the Economist organizes the Global Trade Virtual Week. Bridging the gap between high-level geopolitical debate, digital innovation and the day-to-day realities of managing supply chains and logistics, Global Trade Virtual Week will offer a unique opportunity to advance global trade dialogue and trust between key stakeholders.

Convening policymakers, government representatives, trade leaders and supply-chain experts, together we will explore how global trade is driving post-pandemic economic recovery, assess the exit strategy for easing covid-19 export restrictions, and identify solutions to build supply-chain resilience for a post-pandemic world.

On July 1, 2021 at 2pm CET, The Economist will air a public panel on the future of food production with Rem Koolhaas and Samir Bantal in conversation with Essa Al-Ghurair (Founder and Chairman of Essa Al-Ghurair Investment), Louise Fresco (President of the Executive board of University of Wageningen), and Carola Schouten (Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Agriculture of The Netherlands), as part of the Global Trade Virtual Week.

Rem Koolhaas and Samir Bantal are the curators of de exhibition 'Countryside at the United Nations'. The publicly accessible exhibition consists of a series of panels that feature questions and images illustrating rural transformations of different kinds – from the Siberian Permafrost to high-tech Dutch greenhouses. In anticipation of the United Nations Food Systems Summit in September 2021, the panels focus on topics such as agricultural innovation, ecological change, food production and security.

 Rem Koolhaas and Samir Bantal: “Countryside at the United Nations is a condensed version of the research presented at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, re-interpreting the results of the investigation and the goal of the show. What if the next revolution were happening in the countryside? Amid a global pandemic that propelled the world to rethink the way it functions, can Countryside’s questions prompt reflection and action inside one of the world’s most important international organizations?” The exhibition runs until July 29th, 2021.

More information on the Global Trade Virtual Week
More information on the exhibition.