PARIS, France – November 16, 2015 – IFAA is an inter-disciplinary platform and ephemeral space of encounter that brings creators from across the globe to share and exchange knowledge across-cultures, in order to find solutions to global challenges and contribute to a better world through the arts. IFAA is a bridge that facilitates through art and artists dialogue, across cultures. IFAA is Ubuntu, the essence of being human, nurturing the sharing and exchanging of knowledge, based on mutual respect. IFAA is about creating conscious societies, able to protect the natural world. We connect cultures and prepare the ground for the next generation of leaders because the voices of young people matter.
IFAA is a response to now and to the urgent current state of things, because now more than ever, we need to address the root of the problem to the urgent global challenges, among them: Climate refugees, Migration, Environmental issues, Social divides, Global human injustices, Crimes against our natural world and most importantly the Fight against Climate Change. The IFAA art platform is about transforming the global society through culture, one community at a time. IFAA is about planting new seeds that can heal our world and our common home, uniting us and strengthening our commonalities instead of focusing on that which divides us. IFAA is a celebration of a culture of cultures.
Founded in 2008 by Sithabile Mlotshwa in the Netherlands, the IFAA platform has become a major success, taking place in different cities across the globe. Due to its success, IFAA decided to embark on a major IFAA 2015 – 2025 Project that will begin in December 2015 in Paris, during the World Climate Summit, as a response to the Fight Against Climate Change and the current state of things. IFAA is of the same belief that: challenges faced by our global society, are both environmental and social and that we cannot adequately combat environmental degradation unless we address and tend to the root of the problem. Under the Theme: “Looking into the Future, Our World, Our Common home,” this major project which will gather more than 100 artists, including policy makers, scientists, researchers, educators and the business world, begins in Paris with acclaimed artists among them: Regina José Galindo, Karmadavis, Isaac Cordal, Samba Fall, Marcos Lora Read, Pelagie Gbaguidi, Khadim Ali, Sadik Kwaish Alfraji, Imran Channa, Soraya Abu Naba’a, Marcel Pinas, Freddy Tsimba, Nils Ramhøj, Keiko Sato, Rob Sweere, Jan Ru Wan, Misheck Masamvu, Natanel Gluska, Rob Voerman, Mario Macilau, Monali Meher, the late Kiripi Katembo Siku, Sher Ali, Safaa Erruas, Bright Ugochukwu Eke, Jeannette Unite, Mansour Ciss, Meschac Gaba, Malala Andrialavidrazana, Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo, Michael Tsegaye, Michele, Magema, Guy Wouete, Eddy Kamwanga and Mouna Jemal Siala.
The 21st Conference of the United Nations, World Climate Summit is an important step in the negotiations for a future international agreement to the fight against climate change. While the agenda of Cop21 is primarily scientific and political – IFAA believes that Culture is the core for enabling not only Social and Economic development but especially the key to solving urgent issues facing the global society and the missing link in addressing, tackling and solving ecological and environmental issues.
Due to IFAA’s concern on environmental challenges and sustainable development, the launch of the IFAA project in Paris is meant to bring to the attention of the world leaders the urgent need to put culture at the core of solving our urgent global challenges, as culture is the missing key.
With this, the IFAA 2015 Project in Paris will address through art: Migration, Climate Change, Desertification and other urgent Environmental issues – including proposing, bottom up Sustainable Solutions. However, before this incredible presentation and phase one can begin, the IFAA needs help. That’s why they launched this Kickstarter campaign. The goal of this project is to raise €100,000 by December 20, 2015. The funds raised will go towards the new space and other costs for the IFAA project presentation.
To help better the world through culture by responding to urgent challenges in global society, please visit the Kickstarter campaign or click here. Perks will be delivered between December 2015 and May 2016.
Please keep in mind this is an “all-or-nothing” deal, which means if the campaign does not reach the funding goal then the project cannot move forward. So know that any amount given can make a difference, and this is an incredible opportunity to be a part of a special campaign! Help IFAA reach the goal by sharing this on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. The more people know about this, the more support the campaign will receive.
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Company Name: IFAA
Contact Person: Sithabile Mlotshwa