On Wednesday, September 23, Matthew Mazzotta (SMVisS ’09) will be speaking at the United Nations – General Assembly Program, moderated by Rem Koolhaas at 10:30am EST.


The Future is Unwritten’s program, as part of this year’s historic 75th Session of the UN General Assembly, highlights the central role that art and creativity can play in the UN’s Global Agenda. They launched this program with a special Artnet News podcast featuring a fascinating conversation between WHO’s Arts & Health Lead, Christopher Bailey, and Artnet Editor-in-Chief, Andrew Goldstein. The podcast introduces the upcoming Healing Arts Auction series in partnership with Christie’s, Artnet, and the WHO Foundation; this major initiative to support the Mental Health response to COVID-19 and the applied use of arts in healing after the pandemic will be announced shortly.

Direct Link for live-streaming the event on Wednesday, September 23 at 10:30am EST.

Countryside, The Future, A UN75 Dialogue, hosted by Rem Koolhaas and Samir Bantal, coincides with the reopening of AMO or their seminal exhibition at the Guggenheim in New York. Countryside, The Future addresses the urgent environmental, political and socio-economic issues in rural contexts.

Moderated by:
Rem Koolhaas, Founder of OMA and curator of Countryside, The Future
Samir Bantal, Director of AMO, the research and design studio at OMA

Panelists include:
Etta Madete, Architect and Lecturer at University of Nairobi
Dr Linda Nkatha Gichuyia, Department of Architecture, University of Nairobi
Matthew Mazzotta, Social Practice Artist and Founder of The Main Idea
Lenora Ditzler, Agricultural systems scientist; PhD candidate at Wageningen University