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COP28 Healing Arts Week

COP28 Healing Arts Week shined a light on the impact the arts can have on both climate change and human health and wellbeing. A series of panels and events directly engaged senior policy-makers during the COP28 summit.

Categories

Healing Arts

Date

1 – 3 December 2023

Location

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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PARTNERS

UN Affiliate

COP28 Healing Arts Week was an official partnership between the Lab and the Conference of the Parties (COP). Over three days, meetings and events amplified the critical influence that the arts can have on both human and planetary health, at the world’s largest climate policy convening, in the year of its first-ever dedicated Health Day. Panel talks included Arts for Health in the Face of Climate Change; Safeguarding our Planet: Biodiversity, Climate and One Health; and Arts, Health and Climate: Choreographing a Climate of Wellbeing. A private reception in association with the WHO Foundation at the Jameel residence was attended by, among others, Toyin Saraki (Founding Director, Wellbeing), Anil Soni (CEO, WHO Foundation), and Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Director-General, WHO) – on the heels of his significant announcement at COP28 that the climate crisis is also a health crisis, declaring: “It’s well overdue that 27 COPs have gone without a serious discussion of health. No more.”  Dr Tedros thanked the Lab for leading the way in global arts and health efforts.

1 December | Arts for Health in the Face of Climate Change

Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai

This conversation took place as part of the Community Jameel & Afikra COP28 Live Conversations, to amplify local communities, youth, experts, and non-experts' voices in an intergenerational forum about climate action. The panel was moderated by Cléa Daridan (Community Jameel curator) and Mikey Muhanna (Founder and Executive Director of Afikra). Panel participants included Stephen Stapleton  (Founding Co-Director, JAHL), Uns Kattan (Deputy Director, JAHL), Dr Marina Romanello (Executive Director, Lancet Countdown), and Nadia Christidi (researcher, writer, and arts practitioner). 

2 December | Safeguarding our Planet: Biodiversity, Climate, and One Health

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COP 28 Blue Zone Panel

Christopher Bailey (Arts & Health Lead, WHO, and Founding Co-Director, JAHL) spoke on this panel organized by Aeon Collective about the role of the arts in areas ranging from biodiversity to human wellbeing. Other panellists included Prince Sultan bin Fahad (Chairman, Saudi Water Sports and Diving Federation), Princess Hala bint Khaled (President, Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation), Raquel Peixoto (Associate Professor of Microbiology, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology), Richard Bush (Chief Environment officer, NEOM), and Catherine Cone (Environment and Sustainability Director, Royal Commission for AlUla).

3 December | Arts, Health and Climate: Choreographing a Climate of Wellbeing

COP28 Green Zone

Panelists at COP28 Green Zone Event

To mark the inaugural Health Day at COP28, the Lab, in collaboration with Aeon Collective and Impact One, co-hosted a high-level panel. The focus was on how the arts can translate the complex science of climate change and its profound impact on both human and planetary health. Panellists included Refik Anadol (artist and designer), Princess Mashael bint Saud Al-Shalan (Co-Founder, Aeon Collective), Manal Ataya (cultural diplomacy expert), and Christopher Bailey (Founding Co-Director, JAHL).

3 December | COP28 Private Reception

Jameel Private Residence

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Community Jameel and the WHO Foundation hosted the Arts, Health & Climate Reception honouring the Lab and its work over 2023, and to honour the collaboration between the Lab and WHO. The reception was attended by the Lab team, senior policy officials, and arts and climate representatives.
At the reception, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Director-General,  WHO) said, “The arts can be a powerful ally in our quest to improve health for all. I have seen the impact of the arts on community well-being, and I’m very pleased that this collaboration will help us understand the science of that impact in order to improve the lives of people from all backgrounds.”

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Community Jameel & Afikra COP28 Live Conversations: Arts for Health in the Face of Climate Change

Top Left: Christopher Bailey, Top Right: Manal Ataya, Bottom Left: Princess Mashael bint Saud Al-Shalan, Bottom Right: Refik Anadol

Stephen Stapleton (Lab Co-Director) speaking at Community Jameel & Afikra COP28 Live Conversations: Arts for Health in the Face of Climate Change

Left: Stephen Stapleton (Lab Co-Director), Middle: Christopher Bailey (Lab Co-Director), Right: Dr Tedros Adghanom Ghebreyesus (Director General, WHO)

Princess Mashael bint Saud Al-Shalan speaking at Safeguarding our Planet: Biodiversity, Climate, And One Health.

Community Jameel & Afikra COP28 Live Conversations: Arts for Health in the Face of Climate Change at the Jameel Art Centre, Dubai

Arts, Health and Climate: Choreographing a Climate of Wellbeing Panel

The panel consisted of Refik Anadol (Artist), Princess Mashael bint Saud Al-Shalan (Co-Founder Aeon Collective), Manal Ataya (Advisor, Sharjah Museums Authority), Stephen Stapleton (Lab-Codirector) and Christopher Bailey (Lab-Codirector),

Lab Co-Director Christopher Bailey addressing the "Arts, Health and Climate: Choreographing a Climate of Wellbeing" audience

Princess Mashael bint Saud Al-Shalan speaking at the "Safeguarding our Planet: Biodiversity, Climate, and One Health" event at the Saudi Pavilion at COP28.

Lab Co-Director Christopher Bailey with Anil Soni (CEO, WHO Foundation),

Participants

Contributing speakers to the events

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Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Director General, WHO

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Christopher Bailey

Founding Co-director, Jameel Arts & Health Lab

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Nisha Sajnani, PhD

Founding Co-Director, Jameel Arts & Health Lab

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Stephen Stapleton

Founding Co-Director, Jameel Arts & Health Lab

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Refik Anadol

Artist

Princess Hala

Princess Hala bint Khaled

President, Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation

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Princess Mashael bint Saud Al-Shalan

Co-Founder, Aeon Collective

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Anil Soni

CEO of WHO Foundation

Toyin Saraki

Toyin Sakari

Founder of Wellbeing Foundation, Advocate WHO Foundation

Prince Sultan Bin Fahad

Prince Sultan bin Fahad

Chairman of the Saudi Water Sports & Diving Federation

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Manal Ataya

Advisor, Sharjah Museums Authority

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Nadia Christidi

Researcher, Writer, and Arts Practitioner

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Marina Romanello

Executive Director, Lancet Countdown

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Cléa Daridan

Cultural Lead, Community Jameel

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Uns Kattan

Deputy Director, Art Jameel

Richard Bush

Richard Bush

Chief Environment Officer, NEOM

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Catherine Cone

Environment & Sustainability Director, Royal Commission for AlUla

Raquel Peixoto

Raquel Peixoto

Associate Professor of Microbiology, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology