The latest two episodes of Expo 2020 Dubai’s Inside Expo podcast address the role of majlis – a space for conversation and dialogue – in serving as a model for Expo 2020 Dubai, as well as the evolution of robots in Expos over the decades.
Exploring the traditional and modern function of these inclusive platforms for exchange, ‘The Rich History of the Majlis’ looks at how they constitute a place for education, building friendship and gathering multiple voices. Dr. Federica Busa, Expo 2020 Dubai’s Senior Vice President, Visitor Experience, further explains how the majlis concept forms a core part of Expo 2020 Dubai, with over 50 World Majlis conversations on a wide variety of topics taking place throughout the Expo.
The most recent episode, ‘The Evolution of Robots’, addresses the development and presentation of robots as seen through World Expos, and the varying reactions and discussion they have sparked. Follow the evolution of robots at Expos, from the celebrated ‘Elektro’ at Expo 1939 New York to the 152 robot assistants that welcome visitors to the site of Expo 2020 Dubai.
Inside Expo is a podcast series by Expo 2020 Dubai and produced by Kerning Cultures Network.
The Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) is the intergovernmental organisation in charge of overseeing and regulating World Expos, Specialised Expos, Horticultural Expos and the Triennale di Milano.