Stockholm+50 commemorates the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment. By recognising the importance of multilateralism in tackling the Earth’s triple planetary crisis – climate, nature, and pollution – the international meeting aims to drive action towards a healthy planet for the prosperity of all. The ambition was to contribute to an increased pace in the transition to sustainable and green societies, more jobs and a balanced environment.
During Stockholm+50, White Arkitekter invited international guests to a conversation on how culture can be an enabler in sustainable development and urban planning. During the conversation, two award-winning and acclaimed projects were presented; The GoDown Arts Center in Nairobi which has been acknowledged at the World Architecture Festival (WAF), an architectural prize competition often called “the World Cup in architecture”, and Sara Cultural Center, celebrated as ”Best Architecture of the Year” by The Guardian in 2021.