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Smart Societies – Creative & Inclusive

21 Feb 2019

Creative urban spaces are vital for growth, innovation, and inclusion. Culture and creativity contribute to the welfare and well-being of any country. Sustainability, gender equality, entrepreneurship, innovation and social cohesion are vital components in how we build our societies. Sweden is an innovative, globally competitive country and Swedes are considered early adopters of new ideas and technology.

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  • 09 Mar 2019
    The world is becoming increasingly dependent on technology in all areas of society. Yet, women are not fully benefitting from the opportunities offered by the growing digital economy. More needs to be done to increase the participation of women and girls so that they too can contribute to and benefit from the digital transformation.
  • 13 Feb 2019
    Recent years have seen increasing attention to higher education institutions and their role in addressing the societal challenges with research and innovation. Universities are often portrayed as factories of knowledge production, hubs of innovation and a nexus for solving complicated global challenges.
  • 05 Feb 2019
    Since 2014, the U.S. has received over 260,000 unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children seeking protection from violence. The overwhelming majority of these children come from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador – countries with some of the highest rates of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the world.
  • Studio 54 Forever
    12 Jan 2019
    Studio 54 was and arguably remains the world's most iconic discotheque. It opened in 1977 in New York City as disco music was reaching its peak. The establishment attracted celebrities, politicians, artists, and the cultural avant garde. On the Studio 54 dance floor, everyone was a star.
  • Bergman Fashion & Art
    12 Jan 2019
    In 2018, the world is celebrating the legacy of Swedish director, producer, and screenwriter Ingmar Bergman. The iconic Swedish auteur’s body of work for film and theater brought a new level of psychological depth and intimacy to all disciplines of the performing arts.
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    12 Jan 2019
    Sweden has long been ranked as one of the most creative and innovative countries in the world, with accolades for its contributions to music, design and technology. This exhibit explores the connection between Sweden’s many technological innovations and the nation’s commercial musical prowess.

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