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Migration and Culture

An 'informal tented settlement' in Lebanon's Bekaa valley; © photo: Russell Watkins / Department for International Development, CC BY 2.0

The recent challenges of refugee movements and migration ask for both quick and long-term solutions by policy makers and civil society. Culture can make a major contribution in coping with these challenges and in integrating the refugees streaming into Europe, particularly when it comes to counteracting the growing scepticism against the EU and with populist and anti-European movements gaining strength. Several projects and publications of the ifa deal with these issues.

"We are who we meet"

"It is because of the different people we meet, because of all their different stories and trajectories that we become who we are", says Alya Sebti, curator of the ifa exhibition "Carrefour/Meeting Point", in an interview with ifa. Together with the artist and architect Megumi Matsubara she talks about migration, politics and art.

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Reasons for students to go abroad revealed

A report looks at student perspectives of the benefits of and barriers to spending time abroad as part of a UK undergraduate degree.

British Council | 06.10.2015

Online guide for refugees in Germany

Deutsche Welle (DW) is providing a new multimedia service for refugees in Germany. The guide is already available in six languages.

Deutsche Welle | 02.10.2015

Culture development from an Eastern European perspective

The Eastern Europe Initiative Congress (KIEW), which starts today, features a varied "Culture for development" programme. | 01.10.2015


02.10.2015 – 28.10.2015 | Landesvertretung Baden-Württemberg, Berlin
Exhibition opening
08.10.2015, 19:30 h | Robert Bosch Stiftung, Berlin
Panel discussion (Public Event)
10.10.2015 – 18.12.2015 | Harvard University and Goethe-Institut Boston
Exhibition opening
10.10.2015 | Museum of Art Ein Harod; Umm El-Fahem Gallery, Ein Harod and Umm-el-Fahem
Exhibition opening
14.10.2015, 13:30 – 14:30 h | Frankfurt Book Fair, Weltempfang area, Hall 3.1 L25
Panel discussion

Cultures merge

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

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

56th International Art Exhibition
09.05. – 22.11.2015 | Venice

"Informal tented settlement" in Lebanon's Bekaa valley © Photo: Russel Watkins / Department for International Development, CC BY 2.0

ifa projects and publications dealing with the issues of migration and culture

Thomas Bayrle: Orson Wells green, 1971; © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2013; photographer: Bernd Borchardt

10.10.15 – 10.02.2016
Museum of Art Ein Harod und Umm El-Fahem Gallery, Israel

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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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