Synopsis theme 2020

the best of times,
the worst of times

Change is a constant in history. But it’s clear that the social, cultural and political upheavals now follow each other at a very high pace. Women govern the most powerful economic institutions in the world. They play super-heroes in Hollywood films. Museums are decolonialized. Our patterns of consumption need to change in order to combat climate change. On the world stage, China flexes its muscles while the USA takes a step backwards. What’s the world of tomorrow going to look like? No-one knows. The uncertainty can be frightening but it also offers opportunities: for more equality and a more conscious way of interacting with our planet. And let’s be honest: is it not exciting to be an eyewitness to the emergence of a new order?