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Debut for Lagos Biennial

"Living on the Edge" is the theme of the first edition of the Lagos Biennial of Contemporary Art, which is ongoing until 22 December.

Lagos Biennial | 17.10.2017
The Statue of Liberty is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Photo: Ana Paula Hirama (CC BY-SA 2.0) via Flickr

US turns back on UNESCO

Director-General Irina Bokova expresses regret on the withdrawal of the US from UNESCO, naming the decision a loss for multilateralism.

UNESCO | 13.10.2017
The UK’s history and tradition attract Chinese students. Photo: Hugo Pardo Kuklinski (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

Why choose the UK for university?

A report from British Council shows that the UK’s history and traditions attract Chinese students.

British Council | 12.10.2017
Scene from Lübeck. Photo: Marcus Meissner (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

Spotlight on world heritage sites

Sustainability and cross-border protection will figure prominently at a UNESCO meeting in Lübeck with participants from 22 countries.

German Commission for UNESCO | 04.10.2017
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Transcending nationality, generation, style

Festival/Tokyo from 30 September to 12 November seeks to stimulate encounters.

Festival/Tokyo | 29.09.2017
Photo: fschnell (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

2nd Lahore International Conference on Culture

On the agenda: ways in which cultural struggle characterizes our present times.

Lahore Art Council | 27.09.2017
Routes of the Olive Tree: a Cultural Route dedicated to the landscape and Mediterranean peoples. Photo: Nicola since 1972 (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

A common European heritage

The Council of Europe Cultural Routes’ programme celebrates its 30th anniversary at the 7th Advisory Forum.

Council of Europe | 26.09.2017
A scene from the Moon Lantern Festival, which is part of AsiaOz. Photo: mertie. (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

Australia looks to Singapore

OzAsia Festival is Australia’s international arts festival focusing on Asia – this year highlighting Singapore.

OzAsia | 21.09.2017
Lyon has been shaped by the ubiquity of water. Photo: Dmitry Dzhus (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

Floating worlds

The 14th Lyon Biennale – which starts today – includes works from all over the world.

14th Lyon Biennale | 20.09.2017
Radio Free Asia President Libby Liu. Photo: Deutsche Welle Unternehmen (CC BY-NC 2.0) via Flickr

RFA closes bureau in Cambodia

Radio Free Asia (RFA) has succumbed to the Prime Minister Hun Sen's crackdown on independent media.

Radio Free Asia | 13.09.2017