Coexistence in diversity

Category: Nachrichten, Europa, CrossCulture  
Photo: Sharat Ganapati (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

Photo: Sharat Ganapati (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

In a joint study entitled "Art in the Immigration Society," (German: Kunst in der Einwanderungsgesellschaft) the German UNESCO Commission and the Bertelsmann Stiftung investigated how art and culture can have a positive influence on coexistence in Germany. The authors, Burcu Dogramaci and Barbara Haak, state that diversity is an enrichment for Germany's cultural landscape.

Using twelve case studies, they show where the federal, state and local authorities already have good structures. Intercultural projects in the fields of music, memory culture, dance, photography, theatre and film were examined in the study. The authors provide specific recommendations for successful cultural policy – for example to further expand and promote existing offerings.