This publication gathers essays from renowned Latin American and Caribbean cultural leaders, artists, economists, urban planners, architects, and technologists, who address topics such as the impact of cultural institutions in reimagining communities; artists as first-responders in times of crisis; and the future of our cities and their technological advances in light of remote work, learning, isolation, and new platforms for communication and mobility. Authors were originally part of the virtual summit Healing a Broken World presented by the Inter American Development Bank in April 2021.

This project is part of the IDB’s commitment to be at the forefront of efforts to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. In line with Vision 2025, the IDB’s blueprint to spur recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean, Healing a Broken World is a reflection on how art and culture can provide a space for healing, coming together, collaborating, and coming up with solutions for development challenges.