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Syria’s gardens of death

Lebanese artist Tania el-Khoury speaks to Cristiana Moisescu about her newest project, an art installation at the Birmingham Fierce Festival.

Filed in: Art Conflict Syria

Can innovation alone create a sustainable future?

The work of students from the Royal College of Art suggests it may be possible, says Jamie Kelsey-Fry.

Filed in: Art Sustainability

‘In Cuba, my books fall apart and vanish’

Top novelist Leonardo Padura talks with Vanessa Baird on why his books disappear in Cuba, and his hopes and fears for the country’s future.

Filed in: Cuba Culture Fiction Politics

Who would ask for a bride’s immigration documents?

A group of filmmakers came up with a clever way to help smuggle five refugees to safety. Co-director Gabriele del Grande explains how On the Bride’s Side came to be.

Filed in: Film Italy Migration Refugees Sweden

Using our own languages is the first step towards an African Renaissance

The neglect of our mother tongues is holding us back, says Apioth Mayom Apioth.

Filed in: Africa Language Language

A word with Josie Long

The comedian and activist has no time for monarchs, politicians or estate agents. But, as she tells Jo Lateu, positive people get her heart racing.

Filed in: Culture Society

Help us get The Spirit Level film to the finish line

Mixed media can help change attitudes in an increasingly unequal world, says Katharine Round.

Filed in: Equality Film

The big Serbian information shutdown

Repression, self-censorship and the state funding of media have silenced Serbian journalists critical of the government, writes Alexia Kalaitzi.

Filed in: Media Politics

Glad to be adivasi!

Is indigenous culture doomed? No way, say Tamil Nadu’s adivasi kids. Mari Marcel Thekaekara reports.

Filed in: Culture India

Sign language is our rightful mother tongue

Jill Jones explains why signing is particularly vulnerable to dying out – and why this basic human right must be protected.

Filed in: Disability Human Rights Language Language Minorities

Should we fight the system or be the change?

Mark Engler and Paul Engler on the strengths and limitations of prefigurative politics.

Filed in: Culture Economics Politics

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