What is cross-sector innovation and what are its positive impacts? In this podcast – 2hochMEHR – Innovation Denken – Johanna Suo (Kouzmine-Karavaïeff) talks about transfer of skills from art professions to other sectors and the wider economy. Thank you Diplomatic World Institute.
I could not agree more that creativity is an answer for us today. The statement comes, as you can see above, from the article by Marisa Henderson, Chief of the Creative Economy Programme, and Amy Shelver, Public Information Officer, UNCTAD. The 2021 UN Year of Creative Economy #CreativeEconomy2021 is a great opportunity to look at […]
In January 2021 we ran a workshop at the innovation & employability week at Staffordshire University in the UK. Students came from different fields of study and the overall aim with was to explore human centric innovation approaches and art related processes in contemporary professional practice. In doing so, exploring:· Why is innovation important and […]
In January 2021 ifa laboratory director Johanna Suo was appointed Diplomatic World Institute Ambassador for Culture and External Relations & Development. On LinkedIn Johanna Suo said the following: “In this role I hope to further shed light on different aspects of the value of culture, its place in international relations, in innovation, cross sectoral collaboration, […]
Cultural diplomacy as of politically motivated image building, cultural capacity building, or creating a better world? Is it possible to follow these three purposes at the same time? ifa laboratory director Johanna Kouzmine-Karavaïeff Suo has recently finalised research looking at cultural diplomacy notably from a cultural strategist’s perspective. She has looked into challenges for foreign […]
The director of ifa laboratory, Johanna Kouzmine-Karavaïeff (Suo) works since a while back on research that aims to develop an understanding of cross-sectoral collaboration. This is unique because of its approach which examines cultural & creative intelligence and what impact these have in specific contexts. The team provides a rich mix and further adds to […]
On the UN World Creativity & Innovation day ifa laboratory director Johanna Suo, together with Prof. Khawar Hameed, and Peter Rudge founded the UK based company Artisans of Innovation (AOI). AOI is an innovation consultancy specialising in human-centric innovation and cross-sector ecosystem development. You can read Johanna Suo’s first blog contribution “The role & value […]
During the Covid 19 confinement ifa laboratory co-hosted with ifa gallery an online Instagram talk with artist Joakim Eneroth. The artist currently exhibits his brand new work Consumed Notions in Brussels. Beyond Joakim’s talent as artist, his work exploring the origins of creativity is of central interest to ifa laboratory. Johanna Suo (J.S), director ifa […]
Our director Johanna Suo wrote a blog for Cultural Solutions when attending the Siena Cultural Relations Forum 2019. Please find the online blog article here.
We were recently in Colombia in order to follow process on the comic strip project we initiated with the Embassy of Colombia in Belgium. It was a very rich, important and rewarding experience; we followed workshops and we met with current partners and potential new partners. Click here to read an article in Spanish the […]