Arts and Culture

How art became a force at Davos

The Annual Meeting proves that any effective agenda for changing the world must include the force of visionary artists. Image: Reuters/Ruben Sprich

Carol Becker

Dean of Faculty, Columbia School of the Arts

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Photographer Platon Antoniou discussing his work at the Annual Meeting in Davos in 2015. Image: World Economic Forum
Attendees watch Collisions at the Annual Meeting in 2016.
Attendees watch Collisions at the Annual Meeting in 2016. Image: Reuters/Ruben Sprich
Tomás Saraceno, who suspended one of his Aerocenes inside the Conference Centre's main hall in 2017.
Tomás Saraceno, who suspended one of his Aerocenes inside the Conference Centre's main hall in 2017. Image: Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes
MagnaReady's magnetic shirt on display at Davos 2019. To address this daily challenge caused by her husband's Parkinson’s disease, fashion designer Maura Horton embedded a magnetic closure system behind the shirt’s buttons. Magnets make getting dressed easier for everyone while also retaining a person’s dignity of dressing independently. Image: World Economic Forum
The Afghan Women's Orchestra, Image: World Economic Forum

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