FIAF launches World
Nomads, a series that examines the cross-cultural
exchange of ideas, artistic expression, and style. This transcultural
journey begins in contemporary Africa bringing artists together
for engaging programs considering Africa's cultural impact
on France and the rest of the world.
The modern metropolis as cosmopolitan utopia, the savvy
city dweller as cross-cultural flâneur— these
are the dreams Claude Grunitzky, acclaimed editor of Trace magazine.
Join FIAF for a night of inspired conversation, centered
on the French-language release of Mr. Grunitzky’s new collection
of essays, personal recollections, and photos, Transculturalismes.
The primary genesis of Trace magazine, transculturalism
explores Mr. Grunitzky’s vision of urban space as a place
where diversity coalesces rather than collides, where cultural
borrowings gradually erode the edges of difference to forge
a world of true universality.
Claude Grunitzky: The son of a Togolese ambassador,
Claude Grunitzky was raised between Lomé, Togo; Washington,
D.C.; Paris, France and London, England. Growing up, Mr.
Grunitzky, who speaks six languages and carries two passports,
was exposed to many different cultures. These foreign interactions
shaped his transcultural philosophy and informed the creative
energy of Trace magazine. Trace fuses aggressive
reporting, arresting visuals and savvy promotion to support
an editorial vision that is unafraid to question the most
trendsetting and avant-garde breakthroughs in global youth