The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced details of the programme for the third edition of Culture Summit Abu Dhabi, which is set to run from 7 to 11 April at Manarat Al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi.
Under the theme ‘Cultural Responsibility & New Technology’, a programme featuring panel discussions, performances, interactive workshops and network events has been crafted in collaboration with five partners representing influential sectors in the fields of arts, media, heritage, museums and technology.
This edition’s theme reflects the current zeitgeist, addressing questions of how cultural agents can be more engaged in addressing global challenges, and how creativity and technology may be harnessed for positive change.
“This third edition of the Culture Summit examines how the cultural forces of arts, heritage, media and technology can be used to incite tangible, positive change, in the context of our increasingly globalised and rapidly changing society. The summit will cover some of the cultural sector’s most pressing issues, exploring topics that affect us all – from how we see the world around us to how we are allowed to express ourselves; from the true impact of technology on our lives to ways of safeguarding and preserving culture in times of conflict,” said HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman at DCT Abu Dhabi.