News from the International Network, May 2009
fD network has been busy this spring!
In addition to speaking with student groups at both Pace and New School Universities in New York City, fD founder Todd Lester will talk about fD's work supporting the growth and solidarity of a refugee multicultural council in Cairo at the TAG Seminar of the Factor 10 Institute this week:
Gabriela Barros de Luca, fD's new administrative coordinator in Sao Paulo just blogged about their field trip to see the work of Morro da Macumba, street artists and fD friends in Sampa:
Other News from the Network
Long time friend of fD, Issa Nyaphaga is in residence at the Santa Fe Art Institute which is one of our most active US partner centers!
Check out Santa Fe Art Institute:
In late March, Todd Lester attended the Cairo Residency Symposium and in reflection wrote this article for Power of Culture:
Niki Singleton has been in residence at Hotel MariaKapel in the Netherlands, completing her graphic novel "Echoes of the Lost Boys of Sudan", which is a freeDimensional Affiliated Project:
Find out more about Hotel MariaKapel:
Lina Attalah was interviewed on Islam Online by Emmy Alim about her project Take to the Sea, an Affiliated Project of fD:
Find out more about Take to the Sea:
The Art & Cultural Studies Laboratory (ACSL) in Yerevan, Armenia hosted Gender Troubles Platform at which two of fD's Emerging Art Space Support Initiative (EASSI) partner centers from Turkey, Caravansarai and Cura Bodrum, presented their work. Also, ACSL is a new member center of the fD network!
More about Gender Troubles Platform:
fD and its South American hub partner, Casa das Caldeiras, has launched the call for 10 video fellows from Sao Paulo with new partner Video Volunteers for an 8 month training program in the same dynamic space where fD's office is currently housed! In addition, Casa das Caldeiras has begun its annual community pr
Meet Video Volunteers:
Find out more about Casa das Caldeiras:
Tododomingo events at Casa das Caldeiras:
Lastly, fD will be partnering with the Flux Factory to jointly provide an artist-in-community Res Artis award to an artist selected from the XIV Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean in 2010 in NYC:
More about Flux Factory:
More about Res Artis:
If you know anyone who might want to join the Flux community, they're accepting applications:
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