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This two-day symposium will bring together leaders from the cultural, academic, artistic and political sectors to share ideas and future scenarios close to Martin Roth’s work and convictions. The participants will showcase good practice and address challenges, opening space for controversial views and generating new energy for international cultural politics. Join us to honour and commemorate the legacy of one of the most innovative museum directors and cultural policy makers: Martin Roth.
The panels will address a number of areas where Martin Roth made successful, provocative contributions: How can museums be made more transparent and connected? How can culture and design be used to build bridges between societies? How can national heritage be respected without falling into the trap of nationalist attitudes? And last but not least, how can the disobedience of objects be cherisched, their ability to break out of the boundaries we place upon them and take on a life of their own?
The discussions about these questions will address the opportunities that culture provides through its qualities of opening, engaging, relating and fostering cooperation.
Giorgia Abeltino is the Director Public Policy of Google Arts and Culture and the Director of Public Policy for France, Italy, Greece and Malta. She is a member of the permanent committee of the Pontifical Council for Culture of Vatican focusing on women and Board member of Assinform.
Paolo Barattareceived his fourth mandate as President of La Biennale di Venezia in 2016. Since 2007 he is President of the Rome Philharmonic and was appointed as President of the Commission for the selection of the Directors of the 20 most important public Museums in Italy in 2015.
David Chipperfield established his architectural practice in 1985. With offices in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai, the practice has developed an international body of work including cultural, residential, commercial and civic projects. Ongoing projects include the James-Simon-Galerie in Berlin.
Andreas Görgen ist Leiter der Abteilung Kultur und Kommunikation im Auswärtigen Amt. Nach Stationen in der Europaabteilung im Bundeskanzleramt und im Auswärtigen Amt folgten 2009 und 2011 Führungspositionen im Energiesektor bei der Siemens AG, bevor er 2014 wieder ins Auswärtige Amt zurückkehrte.
Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa Bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani is engaged in the fields of formal and informal education. She is Chairperson of Qatar Museums, Doha Film Institute and Qatar Leadership. Her objective is to invest in Qatar’s local community and celebrate Qatar’s diversity.
Mohsen Mostafavi is Dean as well as Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. As architect and educator, his work focuses on modes and processes of urbanisation and on the interface between technology and aesthetics.
Wim Pijbes ist seit 2017 Direktor der Stiftung „Stichting Droom en Daad“. Der Kunsthistoriker ist emeritierter Generaldirektor des „Rijksmuseums“ in Amsterdam. Er ist unter anderem Inhaber der Humanitas Professur für Kunstgeschichte an der Universität Cambridge.
Ulrich RaulffistPräsident des ifa. Zuvor war er von 2004 bis 2018 Direktor des Deutschen Literaturarchivs Marbach. Er ist unter anderem Mitglied im Präsidium des Goethe-Instituts, der Deutschen Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung und der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.
Bill Sherman ist Direktor des Warburg Instituts und Professor für Kulturgeschichte an der School of Advanced Study der University of London. In seinen aktuellen Projekten erforscht er die Schnittstelle zwischen Wort und Bild, Wissen und Macht sowie die Frühe Moderne und die Moderne.
Nico Daswani is Head of Arts and Culture at the World Economic Forum. Recently he commissioned the Emmy-award winning virtual reality documentary "Collisions" by Lynette Wallworth, and produced the first international tour of the Afghan Women's Orchestra.
Stefan Simon is the Director of Global Cultural Heritage Initiatives at Yale University and President of the International Council on Monuments and Sites. Trained as a conservation scientist, Simon earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich.
Zelfira Tregulova is art historian and general director of the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. In the past she curated various international projects and was awarded with honorary diplomas by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. She also received the “Ordine della Stella d’Italia”.
Stephanie von Hayek wurde 1971 geboren und studierte Politische Wissenschaften in München und Paris. Sie arbeitete als Referentin für internationale Organisationen in Washington D.C. und Straßburg. Als Autorin und Journalistin ist sie unter anderem für KULTURAUSTAUSCH und Auftraggeber im...
Catherine Flood is a Curator of Prints in the Word and Image Department of the Victoria and Albert Museum. In 2014 she co-curated the exhibition ‘Disobedient Objects’. She is currently researching the ways in which artists and designers are engaging with the politics of food.
Matthias Flügge, born in Demmin in 1952, studied at the Humboldt University in Berlin after completing his training as a skilled worker for technical coal. He worked as a freelance author and editor for various art magazines. Since 2012 he has been director of the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts.
ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) is Germany’s oldest intermediary organisation for international cultural relations. It promotes a peaceful and enriching coexistence between people and cultures worldwide. ifa supports artistic and cultural exchange in exhibition, dialogue and conference programmes, and it acts as a centre of excellence for international cultural relations. It is part of a global network and relies on sustainable, long-term partnerships.