The Future of Cultural Centers: Miranda Massie, The Climate Museum

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*This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program.*

The Future of Cultural Centers Dialogue Series
As the world rapidly changes around us, old frameworks for the development of cultural centers looks less and less relevant. During the Summer and Fall of 2020, AIA New York will look specifically at museums, questioning what would happen if we were to take this unprecedented time to explore new missions, visions, and (spatial) programs for existing and new museums. What will 21st-century museums be like? Join us for this Fall line-up of conversations as cultural forecaster and museum expert David van der Leer, Principal of DVDL DD, speaks with museum professionals from around the US and beyond. 

In this week's installment, Van der Leer will be joined in conversation by Miranda Massie, Director of The Climate Museum. The climate crisis is the defining challenge of our time. The Climate Museums seeks to inspire action on the climate crisis with programming across the arts and sciences that deepens understanding, builds connections, and advances just solutions. The Climate Museum is creating a culture for action on climate, inviting people from all walks of life into the conversation and building community around just solutions.  

Miranda Massie, Director, The Climate Museum
David van der Leer,
 Principal, DVDL DD

Miranda Massie is the Director of NYC’s Climate Museum, which inspires action on climate with programming across the arts and sciences that deepens understanding, builds connections, and advances just solutions. In 2014, Miranda left a career in social justice law to launch the Museum, which is now presenting programs online. 

David van der Leer is a consultant, curator, educator, moderator, researcher, strategist, and writer. He is the principal of DVDL DD, a New York City and Rotterdam-based agency of cultural forecasters, institutional strategists, and design matchmakers, where he advises institutions, government agencies, corporations, and individuals in reinventing the institutions of yesterday and building the most inspirational institutions of tomorrow. Along with his consulting work, David van der Leer is a professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation where he teaches a course called (Re)Programming Museums.

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