The Academy of the Arts of the World

The Academy of the Arts of the World  is a unique, Cologne-based institution founded in 2012 with the aim of fostering inter- and trans-cultural dialogue between the arts. As a dynamic and interdisciplinary, albeit non-curricular platform, the Academy engages with issues of contemporary global culture and politics such as the trans-border movement of people, aesthetic responsibility, hospitality, non-Western, pre-modern art, concepts and practices. Bridging local and global perspectives, the Academy sets out to initiate critical debate and to create spaces of possibility for diverse aesthetic communities.