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Intercultural Workshop for CCP scholarship holders

From August 19 to 21, CCP scholarship holders from the Middle East, North Africa, Central and South East Asia and Germany come together for the CCP summer workshop 2015. CCP alumna Hanan Khaled from Yemen did her CCP intership in 2013. In the new chapter of the series of video portraits she reports about her professional and personal experience at Eine Welt Netz NRW in Düsseldorf.

"Europe: Closed Doors or Open Arms?"

Capsized boats, hundreds of deaths – While refugee dramas in the Mediterranean continue, Europe is still discussing quotas and military attacks on human traffickers. In "Europe: Closed Doors or Open Arms?" authors including Francis Fukuyama, Umberto Eco and Richard Sennett look for answers.

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Algeria supports cultural training in Western Sahara

Algeria has pledged support to the cultural sector of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.

Republic of Algeria | 02.09.2015

Festival to open Korea’s new Asian Arts Theatre

A three-week-long festival starts Friday of this week to commemorate the opening of the Asian Arts Theatre in Gwangju City, Korea. | 01.09.2015

Solar-powered studio for African musicians

The Wired For Sound mobile studio is now giving Malawian musicians a chance to record their work.

Music In Africa | 28.08.2015


05.09.2015, 12:00 – 13:00 h | Istanbul
Exhibition opening
05.09.2015 | Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires
Exhibition opening
08.09.2015, 12:00 – 13:00 h | Visual Cultural Research Center, Kiew
Exhibition opening
10.09.2015 | Museu de Arte Leopoldo Gotuzzo (MALG), Pelotas
Exhibition opening
10.09.2015, 12:00 – 13:00 h | Le Musée d'art contemporain, Lyon
Exhibition opening

Cultures merge

The ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) is committed to a peaceful and enriching coexistence of people and cultures worldwide.

Photo: © Christiane Nitsche

2016 | Berlin

Laureate: Human Rights Watch

Hito Steyerl: Factory of the Sun, 2015; Videostill; © Hito Steyerl

56th International Art Exhibition
09.05. – 22.11.2015 | Venice

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The Measure of Your Dwelling: Singapore as Unhomed, 24.07. – 04.10.2015 ifa Gallery Stuttgart; © Geraldine Kang

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Carrefour / Meeting Point. The Marrakech Biennale and beyond, 17.07. – 04.10.2015 ifa Gallery Berlin; © Leila Alaoui

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