Ideaz: Institute for Intercultural and Comparative Research
Ideaz is a non-profit association in Vienna that brings together academics, intellectuals, and cultural workers from the “South” with those from the industrialized countries in the North. Our intention is to offer a space that can serve as a truly translocal and transnational place of critical and self-critical ideas, projects, and perspectives. Ideas thus supports a discourse of knowledge that is not limited to the established trajectories of scientific knowledge between the northern countries (Western Europe, North America, and Japan) but rather explicitly incorporates representatives from often neglected places (mainly from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean). Especially for this second group of persons – established as well as junior scholars and artists – Ideaz will offer the possibility of intercultural encounters in Austria.
Johannes Maerk, Director
1080 Wien, Austria