Rise in the City

About rise in the city

rise in the city is a unique art event, featuring a competition, exhibit and auction, created to catalyze social enterprises in Africa.

A unique event where 500 influencers in design and construction discover how architecture combined with social enterprise can solve poverty problems in Africa. Learn More

How it works

NYC is being split into 100 virtual blocks. Leading artists, designers and architects are invited to create a work of art representing a block of the city. 100 companies have the opportunity to sponsor a NYC block.

All these incredible artworks will be exhibited and available for purchase through an exclusive auction at rise in the city.

A high profile jury will shortlist the 10 best pieces and the overall winner will be announced at the event.

100% of proceeds will go directly to the project because BOND Events underwrites rise’s operating expenses.

By getting involved with rise in the city, either by creating a work of art, sponsoring one of the city blocks or event packages or attending, you will help give the people of Lesotho the opportunity to better their lives for themselves.

Who you help

rise is working towards a world where sustainable social enterprises, created by local entrepreneurs are the norm. Through our professional network, rise links social entrepreneurs from low-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa to fundamental resources that they would otherwise not have access to, in order to fulfill their potential.

The first rise project, will follow the in loco “hands-on, bottom-up” approach, to deliver a new building with accommodation, study and service facilities for the children at a very overcrowded orphanage in Lesotho, Southern Africa. Learn more.

This combined with entrepreneurship training and mentoring, will enable the orphanage to provide enough accommodation for the children and to become more self-sustaining by launching income-generating activities.

True to the rise ethos, the local community will be instrumental through this process, with the support and expertise of industry experts.

rise is a not-for-profit organization, co-founded by BOND Events as an integral part of its Corporate Social Responsibility Program.

Source: Rise International

This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat.

Start date: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
End date: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017