CrossCulture Tour 2017 © D. Bern

7 Cities - 7 Stories: The CrossCulture Tour 2017

Between April and October, the CrossCulture Tour brought examples of intercultural dialogue to cities across Germany. To mark the 100th anniversary of ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), seven alumni broke down barriers between people and cultures in a series of interactive events. They are all former participants in the CrossCulture Programme, an exchange programme for young professionals from Germany and overseas. The alumni were supported by ifa's partners, who were actively involved in organising the various stops on the tour.

Photo: Emily Morter (CC0 1.0), via Unsplash

Project Overview

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All seven projects at a glance

Syrian Elsewhere, Mohan Dehne © Rula Assad

Syrian Elsewhere

Rula Asad

Freiburg, 23 - 30 April 2017

Dabkeh Flash Mobs, Foto: Kuhnle/ifa

Dabkeh Flash Mobs

Osama Awwad

Bremen, 28 May – 3 June 2017

Lady Dada Kalam, Huma Sherzai et al. © Taswir projects

Lady Dada Kalam

Huma Sherzai et al.

Berlin, 29 June - 2 July 2017

Celebrating Diversity, Foto: Kuhnle/ifa

Celebrating Diversity

Jumana Eltgani

Nürnberg, 13 July 2017

The Living Library, ifa-Library Stuttgart, Foto: ifa/Kuhnle

The Living Library

Katharina Merz

Stuttgart, 7 September 2017

Theatre of the Oppressed at HELLERAU, Dresden, Foto: O.Killich

Theatre of the Oppressed

Ramshid Rashidpour

Dresden, 10 September 2017

Freedom of Expression, Brotfabrik Bonn, Foto: S. Heuser

Freedom of Expression

Abdul Rauf Anjum

Bonn, 25 October 2017

With its CrossCulture Programme (CCP), ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) works as a partner of the Federal Foreign Office to promote intercultural dialogue and to strengthen the networks between Germany and Islamic countries. The CrossCulture Tour, a special project on the occasion of ifa's 100th anniversary, was financed by funds from the Federal Foreign Office.