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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: 
http://freedimensional.ning.com/events/factor10-seminar-natural

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: 
http://freedimensional.ning.com/profiles/blogs/graffiti-art-in-grajau-sao

Meet Gabriela: 
http://freedimensional.ning.com/profile/GabrielaBarrosDeLuca


Other News from the Network

View Winter Camp interviews from Institute of Network Cultures with Todd Lester and Issa Nyaphaga here: 
http://vimeo.com/4162653 
http://vimeo.com/3833707

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! 
http://freedimensional.ning.com/events/open-studio-sfai-artists-and

Check out Santa Fe Art Institute: 
http://freedimensional.ning.com/group/santefeartsinstitute


In late March, Todd Lester attended the Cairo Residency Symposium and in reflection wrote this article for Power of Culture: 
http://www.powerofculture.nl/en/current/2009/april/residency-symposium


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: 
http://freedimensional.ning.com/group/echoesoflostboysofsudan

Meet Niki: 
http://freedimensional.ning.com/profile/NikiSingleton

Find out more about Hotel MariaKapel: 
http://freedimensional.ning.com/group/airhotelmariakapel


Lina Attalah was interviewed on Islam Online by Emmy Alim about her project Take to the Sea, an Affiliated Project of fD: 
http://www.islamonline.net/English/Multimedia/library/Youth/topic05/2009/04/02.shtml

Meet Emmy: 
http://freedimensional.ning.com/profile/EmmyAlim67

Find out more about Take to the Sea: 
http://freedimensional.ning.com/group/taketothesea


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! 
http://freedimensional.ning.com/profiles/blogs/emerging-art-spaces-at

More about Gender Troubles Platform: 
http://freedimensional.ning.com/events/workshop-gender-trouble


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 program, TodoDomingo.

Meet Video Volunteers: 
http://www.videovolunteers.org

Find out more about Casa das Caldeiras: 
http://freedimensional.ning.com/group/casadascaldeiras

Tododomingo events at Casa das Caldeiras:

April 5 
http://freedimensional.ning.com/events/tododomingo-casa-da-caldeiras

April 12 
http://freedimensional.ning.com/events/tododomingo-casa-da-caldeiras-1

April 19 
http://freedimensional.ning.com/events/tododomingo-casa-da-caldeiras-2

April 26 
http://freedimensional.ning.com/events/tododomingo-casa-da-caldeiras-3

May 3 
http://freedimensional.ning.com/events/tododomingo-na-casa-das

May 10 
http://freedimensional.ning.com/events/tododomingo-das-maes


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: 
http://www.bjcem.org

More about Flux Factory: 
http://www.fluxfactory.org

More about Res Artis: 
http://www.resartis.org

If you know anyone who might want to join the Flux community, they're accepting applications: 
http://freedimensional.ning.com/forum/topics/flux-factory-nyc-call-for


You can get the latest news anytime at: 
http://freedimensional.ning.com

More from us next month!


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