October 16, 2021

WRLDCTY x Alserkal

October 16, 2021 | Concrete

Alserkal hosts WRLDCTY in Dubai, bringing together leaders, entrepreneurs and placemakers who are changing their cities for good.

Starts 1:00 PM

Ends 6:30 PM

Venue Concrete


‘Open Streets: Culture’s Place in the City’, the inaugural WRLDCTY x Alserkal convening, will take place at Concrete, Alserkal Avenue on 16 October 2021.

In today’s Anthropocenic world, commoning cities and the role of arts, culture and heritage in shaping communities are urgent subjects.

We invite you to join our distinguished speakers and practitioners, including Her Highness Sheikha Hala Bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, Adam Wilkinson, Stephen Hobbs, Brian Green, METASITU, Sabih Ahmed, and more.

Tickets are limited for the in-person convening and can be requested here.

Attend the online convening, which includes other convenings from around the world, on 26-28 October via By using our special code ALSERKALGUEST, you can get a free ticket worth $125 to attend.


Welcome Remarks:

Jeremie Feinblatt, VP Strategy & Development, Resonance (USA)

Vilma Jurkute, Executive Director, Alserkal (United Arab Emirates)

Keynote: Intangible Heritage

Her Excellency Sheikha Hala bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, Artist and Director General of Culture and Arts at the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (Bahrain)

Panel: Open Streets: Culture + The City

Antonia Carver, Director, Art Jameel (United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)

Adam Wilkinson, Chief Of Heritage + Culture, Diriyah Gate Development Co. (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)

Brian Green, Founder of Group 44 and Developer, Victoria Yards (South Africa)

Sumantro Ghose, Artistic Programming Director, Royal Commission for AlUla (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)

Moderated by Stephen Hobbs, Urbanist and Artist (South Africa)

Case Study: Rethinking Place

METASITU (Thailand, Greece)

in conversation with

Sabih Ahmed, Director of Ishara Art Foundation (United Arab Emirates)

Closing Remarks: Shaping + Sharing the City

Vilma Jurkute, Executive Director, Alserkal (United Arab Emirates)

Stephen Hobbs, Urbanist and Artist (South Africa)