ifa blog

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

Annual Report 2020: Impressions of an Unusual Year

Societies around the world have been marked by the Corona pandemic. ifa, too, has been impacted, and like the rest of the world, the institute found new ways to bring people together, ...

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Streetart in Johannesburg

Mapping Cultural and Creative Industries in Sub-Saharan Africa

Over the last 20 years, cultural and creative industries have gained considerable attention in sustainable development agendas, including in Sub-Saharan Africa. What impact and ...

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Fundación Proa

Closeness and Community

For Manuela Otero, Programmer and Curator at Fundación Proa in Buenos Aires, lockdown was a unique opportunity to sustain and create communities – through digital study programs, local ...

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Art Room of the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Vojvodina, Serbien, Novi Sad

A Call for Clarity and Plurality

For curator Sanja Kojić Mladenov at the Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina in Novi Sad, Serbia, the pandemic crisis has only heightened the need for clear cultural policy and common ...

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[Translate to english:] Design Society in Shenzen

A Global Language and Mutual Learnings

At the Design Society in Shenzhen, Curator Lu Yangli saw several international projects disrupted by the pandemic, but remains committed to cross-institutional cooperation and exchange.

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Museo La Tertulia

Out of the Crisis, A New Solidarity

At Museo La Tertulia in Cali, Colombia, curator Alejandro Martín Maldonado and Head of Education Carlos Hoyos Buchelli have met the ongoing challenges of the pandemic with renewed ...

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Large power box in a landscape, on it a graffiti: Sunflower, at the left side the saying: 'Always Room to Grow'

Is Culture Europe’s Key to Sustainable Development?

It has been five years since UN member states adopted Agenda 2030, an unprecedented global plan for sustainable development. With just a decade left to meet the Agenda goals, is the EU ...

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Installation view Mapping the Collection in the Museum Ludwig in Cologne 2020

A Permeable Place for Meeting and Exchanging Ideas

For Yilmaz Dziewior, Director of the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, museums are both socially formed and formative for society: they do not operate in a vacuum, but are specific to their ...

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Müze Evliyagil Museum in Ankara

A Safe Physical Space

At Müze Evliyagil museum in Ankara, Can Akgümüş describes how staff did not digitize exhibitions during the pandemic, and have focused instead on securing visitor trust in the ...

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