Culture in Conversations


Culture in Conversations offers you a selection of amazing, moving, and inspiring videos featuring individuals who shape our cultural world. If you have half an hour or more to immerse yourself in one or more of these videos, you may encounter someone of interest and learn about their creativity and work. These conversations, curated and discovered by the Culture Committee, are available for three months and are then replaced quarterly with a new selection. So, please revisit this site and take a look. The conversations are conducted in different languages; some include subtitles in a different language, while for others, subtitles in various languages can be activated by clicking on the settings wheel in the video. If none of these options work, you will always find at least one link in one of the five official IPA languages: English, Spanish, German, French, and Portuguese.

Best wishes from the IPA Culture Committee,
Cordelia Schmidt-Hellerau (Chair) 


In our first quarter of the year we feature: Georgia O'Keeffe, Gabriel García Márquez, Sofia Coppola, Marie NDiaye, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Vik Muniz, Renzo Piano, Ai Weiwei, Philip Roth, Wim Wenders, Jorge Luis Borges, Giorgio Armani, Luiz Schwarcz, Dame Edith Sitwell, and Leonard Bernstein.

Par Sohn von Marie NDiaye — Foto gemacht vom Sohn von Marie NDiaye, CC BY-SA 3.0, 

Georgia O'Keeffe By Myself, Allen Charlton

Gabo, la creación de Gabriel García Márquez (Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez) Full Film (Spanish / English)

Sofia Coppola: Behind the Scenes - The Story of Cult Films: Lost in Translation (English / French)

Rencontre avec Marie NDiaye, "La vengeance m'appartient" (French)

Anne-Sophie Mutter | Perfektion und Leidenschaft (German / English)

Lixo Extraordinário Documentário: Vik Muniz (Portuguese / English)

Renzo Piano interview (2002) (English)

Ai Weiwei – Sunflower Seeds | Artist Interview | Tate  (English)

International Booker Prize Winner Philip Roth Interviewed by Benjamin Taylor | The Booker Prize (English)

Wim Wenders Interview: Painter, Filmmaker, Photographer | Louisiana Channel (English)

Jorge Luis Borges en la conferencia sobre la ceguera (Spanish)

Inside Giorgio Armani's Fashion Legacy | The Business of Fashion (Italian / English)

Provocações - Luiz Schwarcz (Portuguese)

Dame Edith Sitwell - Face to Face Interview, 1959 (English)

Leonard Bernstein: The Gift of Music (1993) (English / French)