The World Around is a 501(c) (3) registered charity, and our work is made possible thanks to the support of our generous and engaged community. By joining our circles as either an individual or a company, you ensure that our public programs including our annual TWA Summit and our charitable initiatives including Young Climate Prize can continue. Give to The World Around and support Architecture and Design’s Now, Near, Next.

By joining the Director’s Circle you can make a transformational difference in the growth and sustainability of The World Around. Donor’s to the Director’s Circle will have the benefit of private conversations with leading designers and thought leaders at various occasions, including tours of selected buildings, institutions and exhibitions as well as intimate dinners in international locations.

For inquiries about the joining Director’s Circle please contact Beatrice Galilee:

Your support for the Young Climate Prize will directly help shape the lives and careers of young people from all over the world. As part of the Young Climate Circle, you have all the benefits of our visionary circle plus you or your company can be directly involved in this extraordinary mentorship and training program for a cohort 25 under 25s.

For inquiries about this special program please contact us:


The Visionary Circle includes premium access to all TWA events, summits, and awards galas, with guest passes and priority access for recipients and their guests.

– Advocates Circle Benefits
– 2x TWA Summit 2024 tickets
– 2x TWA Summit Annual Dinner tickets


As a Change Maker, you’ll receive pairs of complimentary tickets to our Annual Summit and Party, plus invitations to other private receptions and dinners attended by industry professionals.

– Supporter Circle Benefits
– 2x Invitations to national and international dinner receptions and events
– Logo recognition in online and print materials


For Supporters, pairs of complimentary tickets to TWA Annual Summit and Party, plus priority tickets to our events for you and your team members.

– Friends & Family Circle Benefits
– 2x TWA Summit 2024 tickets
– 2x TWA Summit 2024 Party tickets
– Name recognition in online & print materials


Friends & Family of TWA have guaranteed tickets to our Annual Summit, Young Climate Prize announcement and priority access to the accompanying party.

– 20% discount for TWA Summit 2024
– Priority access to TWA In Focus Milan
– Invitations to private TWA receptions
– Name Recognition online






The World Around Board of Directors
Adam Flatto
Vishaan Chakrabarti
Elizabeth Diller
Beatrice Galilee, founder and executive director
Peter Dillon

The World Around 2022 was made possible thanks to generous gifts from
Curry Stone Foundation
Robert and Joyce Menschel Family Foundation
Revson Foundation

Advocates of The World Around
First Republic Bank

Paratus Group
Yana Peel
Diller Scofidio & Renfro

Supporters of The World Around
Florian Idenburg & Jing Liu
Marilyn Hernandez
Deidrea Miller & Jens Knudsen
Elise Jaffe
Molly Heintz
Claudia Glasser
Laurie Beckelman
Felix Burrichter

Friends of The World Around
Margaret Arbanas
Jeffrey Fuller
Elizabeth Karp-Evans
Dale Cohen
Rania Ghosn
Marilyn Hernandez
Harry Siminio
Paola Antonelli
Louise Braverman
Randall Griffey
Jessica Merritt

The World Around works in partnership with global museums and organizations to provide international programming of the highest standard. Our institutional parters are:

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, USA
Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, NL
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, AU
Design Museum, London