Public Diplomacy at Expo 2020 Dubai

Architecture and diplomacy have had a long historical interplay, from the design of negotiating spaces to the architecture of embassies. Embassies are often the first visual images that locals get of foreign countries.

Expo is another example of architectural diplomacy when countries try to convey an engaging and impactful message to foreigners.

Expo 2020 is finishing this month after many delays caused by the pandemic crisis.

The countries’ pavilions in Dubai are very diverse, but most have an important tech feature. Mina Chow provides a survey of diplomacy and architecture at Expo 2020 in Dubai.