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Projects and Programmes
Religious Sisterhood: Encounters of Gender, Religion and Belonging in the UK

This ethnographic study focuses on the emergence of grassroot female interfaith initiatives, analysing the creative ways religious women negotiate their challenges and struggles as women of faith, together. 

Publications
Museums as places for intercultural dialogue: selected practices from Europe

For many years now, scholars, museologists, and members of source communities have been debating the contemporary relevancy of ethnographic collections and their appropriate use given their nineteenth century origins and association with Western colonialism. In the thirty pilot projects carried out in the framework of MAP for ID ... many innovative and unconventional ways participants are breathing new life into these and other types of collections and museums.

MAP for ID’s focus on working with immigrant and minority communities to facilitate more harmonious and just integration addresses a question of great social concern not only within European societies but also in the United States.

That is: How do we go beyond being multicultural societies to being ‘intercultural societies where a plurality of cultures cooperates in dialogue and in shared responsibility.

MAP for ID exemplifies the ongoing trend within the international museum community to democratize museums and make them more accessible to wider audiences, socially relevant, and responsive to their publics’ changing needs and interests. The initiative underscores the International Council of Museums’ definition of a museum as an institution ‘in the service of society and its development.’ It is one thing, however, to accept this axiom and quite another to put it into actual practice. The MAP for ID projects provide us with concrete models of how to utilise the many resources of museums, artistic and cultural organisations to serve contemporary social needs and interests.

Media
Integration of Communities and Cultures Day 2017

The goal of the JICC was to gather the communities present in Senegal, to unite them and to discover each of them.

 

Courses / trainings
Partitioned Histories: The Other Side of Your Story

The e-book draws on the ability of a human mind to compare and contrast multiple versions of India and Pakistan’s shared past, and to critically analyse the subjectivity of history and to draw one’s own conclusions. It places Indian and Pakistani textbook narratives side-by-side to highlight the contrast between them, and to point to areas of convergence. The purpose is to introduce people to multiple versions of a shared past and to jolt their conscience into accepting, for starters, that parallel realities can exist in the form of perspectives, whilst being backed by equally.

Courses / trainings
Online Training Resource “What's up with culture?”

This online course offers an opportunity to explore various aspects of intercultural communication and adjustment models and to learn what is required to be effective and comfortable while going abroad and living internationally.

Courses / trainings
The Cultural Diversity Lens: A practical Tool to Integrate culture in Development. Pedagogical guide

The Lens was designed to create awareness of cultural dimensions, issues, and factors in development programmes. It proposes an analytical framework with questions in five thematic areas (Context of the programme, Diversity of perspectives, Access and participation, Cultural heritage, Economics of culture and creativity), providing a step-by-step method for analyzing programmes in the light of cultural diversity.

Courses / trainings
Intercultural Activity Toolkit: Culture Busters

A series of dialogues designed for an international student orientation program introducing foreigners to US cultural situations.

Media
Video inside the villages

The objective of the Video nas Aldeias is to support the struggles of indigenous peoples to strengthen their identities and their territorial and cultural heritage, through audiovisual resources.

Projects and Programmes
Interactive game: Historical Museum of Abomey

Interactive game allowing children to become familiar with the history of the city of Abomey and its museum.