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Inspire to act, act to inspire: Talk future and sustainability with the Nordics at UCCA Center for Contemporary Art

11.05.2021  04:56
From 13 to 16 May 2021, the Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, in collaboration with UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, will launch a series of exciting panel discussions on sustainability under the headline “Future Talks, Nordic Voices: Inspire to act, act to inspire”.

What should a city look like in order for its people to thrive and live more sustainable lives? Will new technology be able to solve the problems of a heavily polluting fashion industry? And can flying less and reducing food waste help combat climate change?

These are just some of the many questions addressing sustainability that will be up for discussion at Future Talks.
The event brings together renowned Chinese and Nordic experts as well as key opinion leaders in relevant fields to discuss pressing issues of our time; climate change, gender equality, future and meaningful living. The talks feature four different tracks with a new theme each day, presenting different aspects of global and future challenges: green fashion, traces of North, green future and green living.

While Nordic speakers will join the talks online, Chinese speakers and moderators are present on stage in Beijing and simultaneous interpretation will be available. To guide the audience through the talks, the Nordic embassies and UCCA Center for Contemporary Art have invited leading media figure, host, writer and public speaker Hung Huang and host of China Radio International and award winning journalist Liu Yan to participate.

In order to raise awareness about sustainable fashion, which also means maximizing remake, reuse and recycling of clothes, Future Talks also includes a clothes-swapping event on the opening day on 13 May at UCCA Center for Contemporary Art where participants can swap their used clothes and go home with new gems. 

In addition to the events at UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, the Danish Cultural Centre in the 798 Art District will host three panel discussions on 13 and 15 May respectively. The panels will focus on why business is good for climate and climate is good for business, on building child friendly cities and communities as well as on biodiversity and natural regeneration. 

The events has received financial support from the Nordic Council of Ministers in order to encourage dialogue on global issues, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, climate issues and more. 

Tickets for the talks at UCCA Center for Contemporary Art are available at their WeChat store.

To register for the talks on climate, businesses and child friendly communities at the Danish Cultural Center on 13 May, please visit this website. Entrance is free. 

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