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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]