This debate is moderated by Beatrix Ruf, strategic director of the Verbier Art Summit.

Torkwase Dyson
is an American interdisciplinary artist based in New York. As a painter, she works across multiple mediums to explore the continuity between ecology, infrastructure, and architecture. She focused on the ways that black and brown bodies perceive and negotiate space. Her abstract works look to spatial liberation strategies from historical and contemporary perspectives, seeking to uncover new understandings of the potential for more livable geographies. Torkwase studied at Tougaloo College, Mississippi, where she majored in Sociology and double minored in Social Work and Fine Art. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in leading museums all over the United States and more recently at the Sharjah Biennial.