Open doors: Sangeeta Thapa on art and dialogue in times of war

November 2008 -

Sangeeta Thapa talks about the part artists play in the enormous changes taking place in Nepal and about the importance of the new Kathmandu Arts Centre.

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Cambodians work through traumas in art

November 2008 -

Metahouse in Phnom Penh is one of the few art institutions in Cambodia attempting to use art to help the people of Cambodia work through their traumatic past.

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Photographer Nontsikelelo 'Lolo' Veleko and the perception of black identities

November 2008 -

Questioning one's own perception and that of others constitutes the core of South African photographer Nontsikelelo Veleko's work. 

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Nuruddin Farah keeps Somalia alive with his pen

November 2008 -

Somali author Nuruddin Farah is considered by many to be the most important African candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature. The oeuvre with which Farah established his reputation primarily has one theme: his homeland Somalia, from which he fled in 1974 during the reign of dictator Siad Barre.

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Even Nkunda could not hinder the SKIFF festival in Goma

November 2008 -

The words of Petna Ndaliko have become almost prophetic. Just before the SKIFF film festival in Goma, he announced the festival would go on whether there were rebels approaching or not. And indeed: the rebels advanced, but for the festival it was 'business as usual'.

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Pedro Querejazu: 'Bolivia's cultural policy magnifies differences'

November 2008 -

The executive director of Fundación EsArt opposes polarisation in his country.

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Anthropological museum in Khulm to become tourist attraction

November 2008 -

Extensive effort is being devoted to the renovation of the museum in Kabul and the restoration of the Bagh-e Jehan Nama palace complex in Khulm, formerly known as Tashqurghan.

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New sounds from Bogotá

November 2008 -

A new generation of musicians and composers is bracing themselves with the diversity and wealth of Colombia's folk music.

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Kenyan villagers turn waste into design

November 2008 -

Since 2006, non-profit organisation UniquEco has collected and processed more than 75.000 tonnes of discarded flipflops.

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Architect Francis Kéré: 'Buildings need to breathe'

November 2008 -

Sustainability and extensive involvement in the development of his homeland are constant values in the work of the young architect from Burkina Faso.

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