Cover Image: Sesc Pompeia. Photo: Marco Antonio
IDEAS CITY: São Paulo is the second IDEAS CITY Global Conference. It is organized by the New Museum in partnership with Sesc and takes place at Sesc Pompeia from October 25–27, simultaneously with the X São Paulo Architecture Biennial.
IDEAS CITY explores the future of cities around the globe with the belief that arts and culture are essential to the vitality of urban centers, making them better places to live, work, and create. Founded by the New Museum in 2011, IDEAS CITY is a major collaborative initiative between hundreds of arts, education, and civic organizations. It provides an important platform for artists, architects, designers, urban planners, cultural critics, sociologists, technologists, and community leaders to exchange ideas, locate problems, propose solutions, and engage the public’s participation.
The biennial IDEAS CITY Festival, taking place every other May, is held in New York City, while the Global Conferences are organized in international cities around the world. Examining the unique situation of each city, the Global Conferences broaden the discussion of urgent issues and expand the network of people and ideas, helping to grow an international community focused on intertwining the arts and urban futures.
IDEAS CITY: São Paulo commences with a keynote delivered on October 25, followed by a day of conversations and panels on October 26, and then a day of workshops on October 27.