DOEN Foundation

P.O. Box 75621
1070 AP Amsterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0)20 573 7333

More about DOEN Foundation at te Power of Culture

The Power of Culture to be relaunched in collaboration with Global Village Media

January 2010 -

The Power of Culture web site is to be relaunched in a broader platform with a new publisher: Global Village Media. The identity of the Power of Culture will be maintained in the new design with the added benefit that Global Village Media’s cross-media platform offers new, promising perspectives.

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LOT project about sustainable landscape development in Peru

November 2009 -

Under the title City Landscapes in Lima in October 2009 an extensive interdisciplinary project took place about landscape architecture and public space.

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The ARTerial Network connects African artists

November 2009 -

With its motto 'act locally, impact globally' the ARTerial Network connects more than one hundred artists and cultural organisations in Africa together. The exchange of information and lobbying are needed to strengthen the African art sector. What has the network done for art organisations on the African continent? Five views from five countries: Ghana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and Egypt. "The power lies in the collective voice."

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Peter Rorvik: "Strong cultural organisations are needed on the continent"

November 2009 -

Peter Rorvik, director of the Centre for Creative Arts in Durban, South Africa: "The time is ripe for a more rapid flow of information on the continent and for South-South exchanges".

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Farai Mpfunya: "The Zimbabwean conflict has made people more assertive"

November 2009 -

In Mpfunya’s opinion, the ARTerial Network strengthens the voice of Zimbabweans in the arts sector in Zimbabwe. "We can use the examples and experience gained elsewhere for our own lobby activities."

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Abiy Demilew Tefera: "There is still much to be improved in terms of marketing"

November 2009 -

His business card quotes Haile Selassie: "If we do not unite, history will certainly not forgive us, for it will not give us another chance." To Abiy Demilew Tefera, that message was an important motive behind joining the ARTerial Network.

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Korkor Amarteifio: "Contemporary artists are invisible in Ghana"

November 2009 -

Korkor has noticed a cautious glimmer of change in mentality among Ghana's political leaders. "The government is showing a bit more interest in cultural affairs," she says.

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Ruangrupa researches shared history Indonesia and The Netherlands

November 2009 -

What does the abbreviation VOC stand for? United East India Company or Perish Under Corruption? This is part of a study which Ade Darmawan and Reza Afisina are conducting during their stay at the Utrecht Casco House.

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ArtEast and Cascoland, 'the real Kirgizian artists'

September 2009 -

Art students from Kirgizia and artists from Dutch Cascoland presented their 'interventions in public space' during Boom-Boom, the fourth International Contemporary Art Exhibition in Bishkek, August 2009.

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