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Johanna Suo appointed Ambassador for Culture and External Relations & Development

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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, […]

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ifa laboratory director co-founds Artisans of Innovation

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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 […]

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Showcasing or Cultural diplomacy?

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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, […]