Cultural Norms and Popular Culture

Cultural Norms and Popular Culture

Debates on the role of arts and culture at a time of growing populism, and in the context of a transforming media and entertainment landscape. Sessions include:

Culture and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (panel)
What kind of shared culture do we want for the Fourth Industrial Revolution? Opens with the world premiere collective viewing of the virtual reality film Collisions.

An Insight, An Idea Series (30 minutes, webcast live)

- Author and star video blogger John Green on what the wild success of his stories for young adults – including The Fault in Our Stars – tells us about youth aspirations.

- Actor and director Kevin Spacey on his acclaimed performance in the series House of Cards and the theatricality of American politics in this election year.

- World-renowned artist and Crystal Award recipient Olafur Eliasson on design that changes lives and communities.

Dinner Series

Modern Times – What does today’s creative content landscape tell us about the direction of popular culture? With actors, film-makers, and business leaders.

The Soul of the City – What defines the soul of a great city? With artists, mayors, business and other leaders.

Cultural Leaders Dinner: Art and Politics – Should artists be concerned with beauty or with politics? A rich dialogue on the role of artists in today’s world.