ifa blog

Interviews, essays, reports – in the ifa blog, the diverse topics of the ifa are vividly presented in various formats.

Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow

Digital Encounters

Might digital museum formats allow for more cross-institution exchange? With a wealth of new online content, Diana Gurova, exhibition curator of Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow, sees ...

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[Translate to english:] Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

Learning to See in a Visual World

For Christiane Lange, Director of the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, museums are places that offer the opportunity to find individual answers, especially in times of crisis. She explains that ...

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 Akademie der Künste, Front View

Places of Reflexion

The experiences of the past few months have shown Jeanine Meerapfel, President of the Akademie der Künste, that personal encounters are indispensable for interpersonal exchange.

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"Boryana Petkova and Michail Michailov. Craving Nothing" exhibition at the Structura Gallery Sofia, 2020

An Island of Free Speech

For Maria Vassileva, director of Structura Gallery in Sofia, lockdown was a time to challenge political exploitation of the crisis and to engage more profoundly with artists, visitors, ...

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LGBT flag is waved in a crowd at a Pride Festival

'There is a Silent Trust that Unites the LGBT Community Online' – Gender & Diversity Part III

Online censorship and persecution of LGBT people is commonplace in Egypt. Local organisations and activists like Omar (name changed by the editors) are trying to help those affected by ...

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Asma Abidi during a CCP workshop

'LGBTQ Are Our Doctors, Friends or Neighbours' – Gender & Diversity Part II

After the Tunisian Revolution in 2010, censorship and threats against critical voices declined and the LGBTIQ movement became more visible. Even so, a lot of prejudices still exist in ...

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Exhibition view "Ahnen" in Schwules Museum

'Diversity is an Enrichment, not a Threat' – Gender & Diversity Part I

In terms of language, Ins A Kromminga, participant of a workshop on Gender & Diversity in 2019 by ifa’s CrossCulture Programme (CCP), sees progress for intersex people in Germany, but ...

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Three Pakistani girls use the platform Aurat Raaj , that provides information on women's health.

Breaking Taboos with Technology

The death of a female Pakistani social media activist prompted then journalist Saba Khalid to start her mission to empower girls and young women in Pakistan. In 2017, she founded her ...

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