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IDEAS CITY Global Conference is a New Museum initiative that takes place in key cities around the world. Composed of a keynote address, a day of panels, and a day of workshops, the Conference is organized in association with regional partners. In each city, the focus is placed on that particular city’s unique situation as well as a discussion of its position in the context of global urbanism. This expanded network of people and ideas is dedicated to growing an international community focused on intertwining the arts and urban futures.

Like the IDEAS CITY Festival in New York, the Conferences reinforce the position that arts and culture are essential to the quality of life in the cities of the future. The Conferences also expand the network of thought leaders worldwide and serve as the foundation for identifying urgent issues to develop during the subsequent New York Festival.

IDEAS CITY: Istanbul inaugurated the series in October 2012; it will be followed by IDEAS CITY: São Paulo in October 2013.

Festival Archive

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