Dubai: The Museum of the Future, in collaboration with the Fiker Institute, has announced the line-up of sessions and activations that will take place at ‘Climate Future Week’ from September 26 to 30, 2023. The five-day event includes 29 sessions, including 20 public sessions, six workshops, and three flagship activations.
The agenda includes sessions with a number of prominent international and regional experts, including a session on “Arab Eco-Futures,” addressed by Mr. Najib Saab, the Secretary General of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED), while Mr. Toby Gregory, founder of the Plastic Pledge and the Arabian Ocean Rowing Team, will share his experiences of rowing across the Atlantic Ocean.” During Climate Future Week, Dr. Markus Eriksen, co-founder and researcher of the 5 Gyres Institute, will also present a review of the scientific solutions for plastic pollution.
The prominent speakers will also include Mr. Arthur Huang, the CEO and Founder of MINIWIZ, and Mr. Andrew Dana Hudson, an author, researcher, and Imaginary College Fellow at the ASU Centre for Science and Imagination, who will take to the stage to discuss potential climate futures. Other highlights will include Mr. Will Bennett, Landscape Architect, Founder, and Chief Nature Nerd at WILDEN, and Mr. Takashige Yamashita, Principal and Founder, alongside Mr. Youngah Kang, Architect and Partner at Takashige Yamashita Office, who together will take audiences on a journey of “Architecture Resonating with Environment.”
The immersive event will further bring to life the stories of Mr. AlZainah Al-Babtain, an organic gardening enthusiast and Guinness World Record holder, and Mr. Wael Al-Awar, an architect and co-founder of Waiwai. Audiences will also be intrigued by the story of Mr. Abdullatif Al Banna, an Emirati businessman and pineapple farmer, and Emirati researcher and doctoral student Ms. Ayesha Abdullah Al Khoori, who discusses the benefits of converting carbon dioxide for a greener future.
Mr. Dubai Abulhoul, Founder of Fiker Institute, commented that “we are honoured to collaborate with the Museum of the Future in this important gathering. We look forward to sharing climate-ready, impactful solutions during the event that will support climate action.”