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· April, 2019

Stories about Ideas from April, 2019

A conversation with the creator of FindyourB, a podcast for soul-searching Kazakh millennials

A podcast that examines identity and value systems is attracting young people in Kazakhstan.

Bangladeshi paint company advert draws criticism from lovers of traditional Alpana art

"Berger is offering their synthetic paints to the Alpona artists of Tikoil village. The artists will no longer need to paint every season, colors will last forever. What a horror!

Material Culture art exhibition communicates deep personal experiences to transcend cultural borders

The exhibition features the work of five Iran-born artists who use “nonrepresentational forms” and a range of materials to create a visual language that communicates deep personal experiences and transcends...

The scent of revolution: The story behind Sudan's legendary perfume label remix

Artist Amado Alfadni transforms Sudan's iconic Bint El Sudan perfume label into a revolutionary message.

Game of Thrones and climate change: brace yourselves, summer is coming!

Imagine a world where political clans fight for power while ignoring a threat never seen before—and which could annihilate their societies without much consideration for human-made boundaries...

The story—and uncertain future—of a Barcelona occupation that is both shelter and cultural center

"Building habits and making homeless people feel like the project is theirs. Institutions treat [us] like we're incapable of doing anything."

Slovenian officials rebuff Hungary, refuse to censor cartoon satire ridiculing Viktor Orbán

Slovenian officials pledged to "never interfere in any of the media’s editorial policy."

These women ride across Bangladesh on motorcycles to spread the word about empowerment

Sakia Haque and her friends wanted to talk to Bangladeshi girls about women's empowerment and educate them about reproductive health, so what did they do? They hopped on motorbikes!

Young, dreadlocked or tattooed in Nigeria? Police might harass or kill you.

SARS is Nigeria's police squad operating outside of the law

Beyond the image: How Spanish photographers Albarrán Cabrera formulate experience through pictures

For Spanish photographers Anna P. Cabrera and Angel Albarrán, memory and beauty are the three pillars of their professional approach to their art.

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