There were good discussions in Berlin last week at “The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy”. Except from a vast presence from government administration representatives there were also my colleagues from the think tank European Cultural Parliament. They presented various angles and thoughts; cultural diplomacy as policy instrument, value based actions & projects, the role of […]
Is there a special opportunity to develop thinking, awareness and recommendations around cultural diplomacy in Brussels? Possibly so, with so many embassies and foreign representations present and a vast local and regional cultural arena. I attended yesterday Culture Meet Ups session that raised questions on showcasing and cultural diplomacy (pro’s and con’s, distinguishing the two, […]
ifa laboratory’s third neighbourhood dialogue project on research stage What do you get if you mix a politician, a social worker, a researcher, and an artist? One answer is a contextual artist, or a social practice artist. Jon Rubin was trained in fine arts and he started his career as a painter. Today, and since […]
“Creativity at the heart of businesses, a key to success?” ifa laboratory presented a session at the European Business Summit in Brussels on 23 May A panel discussing creativity in business was created. The question was “Can creativity, if placed at the heart of projects and companies result in innovation with the potential for longer […]
Collecte de T-shirts pour une installation artistique ! Date limite pour les dons de t-shirts et chemises à manches courtes : 4 Avril 2018 Donnez une nouvelle vie à vos vieux t-shirts en contribuant à une installation artistique – aidez-nous à donner de la couleur à l’ascenseur des Marolles ! Nous récoltons toute sorte de […]
“Une journée très inspirante et un thème passionnant !” On 6 November ifa laboratory (Bartholomeus Henri Van de Valde, orchestra director/ expert in change management, Sebastien Meert, entrepreneur and coach specialised in commercial strategy/ sale team development and Johanna Suo, director ifa laboratory) organised a conference on behalf of Bubble Hub/ Forum Charleroi Creative/ IGretec.
ifa laboratory is a new member of the European Creative Business Network! This is good news as we believe it will make us prosper and grow. We also look forward to contribute; to exchange about the crucial role the creative industries play in other sectors and see how we can increase the cooperation with other sectors. […]
On 6 November ifa laboratory presents an exciting program at the Bubble Hub in the context of Creative Forum Charleroi: “The artist as a source of creativity and innovation in the company”.
…And the winner of “best source of creativity” category is….the artist! At ifa laboratory we know that artists are the source of creativity and thus a key of success for any business. Artists and designers are trained in creating from what they have, adapting their action and creation to new challenges and they are trained […]
ifa laboratory happily announces the membership in the Network for Innovations in Culture and Creativity in Europe (NICE). The network was set up in 2013 as a smart, cross-sector consortium of 15 cities, universities, agencies and prominent individuals from eight countries, under the lead of the european centre for creative economy (ecce) in Dortmund. In […]