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The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a nonprofit established in 1971 and based in Geneva, Switzerland. It engages political, business, cultural, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas. The WEF hosts an annual meeting every year in Davos, Switzerland, and several regional meetings, that bring together business leaders, international political leaders, economists, celebrities, and journalists to discuss global issues. The organisation also provides a platform for leaders from across stakeholder groups to collaborate on projects and initiatives.

Articles by World Economic Forum

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June 25, 2021
Individual mental health depends on collective well-being
Our well-being depends on the groups we are part of and the COVID-19 crisis could play an important role in helping us recognise this.
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January 9, 2021
Being blinded by labels stops social change
Art and storytelling help people to write their own narratives and connect beyond labels.
Art for social change - a long exposure photograph of a gallery

November 28, 2020
Harnessing the power of human imagination for social change
Art can change the social contract with society and shift the power of imagination into collective development.
Arts and culture for social change

October 31, 2020
Art and culture can serve as a force for social change
How can the power of creativity and storytelling be leveraged to change stereotypes, give voice to the voiceless, and build a more inclusive world?
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October 1, 2020
Art therapy: How the arts can sharpen mental health research
Engagement with the arts takes on higher significance during unsettled times and can create positive change in health research.
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August 29, 2020
How art can help us heal and make sense of the world
Icelandic film director Hrund Gunnsteinsdottir reflects on how art can connect with our inner selves to help us make sense of the world.
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August 1, 2020
Finding meaning is an art and making meaning is art
Artist Lynette Wallworth explains how art that draws on lived experiences can become a tool for transformation in the lives of others.
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June 27, 2020
Why cultural leaders need to talk about well-being
Art and culture can have positive impacts on the health and well-being of people, and play an integral role in their ability to create social change.
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