On May 21, the United Nations celebrates World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development and invites us to “Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion” to support cultural diversity and inclusion. In honor of the upcoming 15th anniversary of UNESCO’s adoption of the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity, ViceVersa Magazine will present its 15 Years of diversity edition with unique interviews and exclusive material curated by a team of global experts in philanthropy, human rights, culture, finance, politics, and the arts. This special edition of ViceVersa Magazine was curated and edited by our Guest Editor Rodolfo de Rothschild.
Fair Trade Specialist, Journalist & Human Rights Advocate. He is the Co-Chair of the Cultural Circle at Americas Society, Founding Chair of The Arts Council at Nouveau Classical Project, Co-Chair of the Hispanic American Fashion Culture program at Instituto Cervantes New York and Member of Young Jewish Professionals.
Couture vs Diversity in Fashion, by Delphine de Causans – Contemporary Art Critic
After graduating from the Sorbonne in Paris with a master’s degree in history of art and becoming specialized in contemporary art, Delphine moved to New York to attend Christies School Education from where she got a Certificate degree. While studying she worked for an auction house, art dealers, art galleries in both Paris and New York. She found her path in writing about contemporary art and fashion as a contributor for both Haute LIving and Whitewall magazines. Beside her work as an art advisor and writer she is involved in charities such as Free Arts NYC and Children’s y Museum of The Arts NYC to help kids in need through the arts.
Maestros Emergentes: Ghetto Film School en el Museo Frick, by Julieta Cárdenas – Estudiante en Harvard Graduate School of Design, Architecture
Julieta has a background in History of Art and Architecture from Brown University, where the was managing editor of The College Hill Independent and Co-Chair of the Student Creative Arts Council and co-founder of a lecture series. She was most recently the Editorial Assistant of World History and Classics at Oxford University Press. Her background in Museum Education began at the RISD Museum in Providence and extended into a year-long internship at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum where she worked in Public Programs overseeing the lectures, symposia and artists talks at the museum.
Cultural Diversity in the Amster Garden: The Jorge Luis Borges Library, by Carmen Delibes Senna-Cheribo – Library Director at Instituto Cervantes New York
Carmen Delibes is the director of the Jorge Luis Borges Library at Instituto Cervantes New York. She is a member of the Professional Librarians of Castilla y León (Spain) acting as coordinator of library cooperation and of the programs of book and reading. Within the Instituto Cervantes she has also served as director of the libraries at Amman, Rome and Brussels.
Para una universidad en crisis, la promesa de la diversidad, by Olga Rodríguez-Ulloa, Phd – Independent Researcher
Olga specializes in Latin American literatures and cultures 20th and 21st centuries. She has taught at Columbia University and Fordham University and is currently working on a book that explores a Peruvian countercultural youth scene during the Eighties. Her chapters delineate an aesthetic sensorium that goes from text to sound to image in order to gauge the intervention of this underground scene within the broader framework of Peruvian culture. She has written about Latin American art, performance, literature and documentary.
Noche de Oscars, by Borja Veiga – Globetrotter
Financial Director in different investment funds, holds an MBA and a Master’s in urban planning, as well as a degree in business. In addition to a tireless traveler, he has developed his career in places such as Spain, Greece, New York, London and has been a professional athlete as a driver in international motorsport championships with victories at the 24h of Barcelona and Dubai among many others.
The Evolution of Fashion Art Institute in 15 years with Manuel Fernández, by Oscar Santos Payan – Novelist and Poet
Novelist and poet. He has published the work of Theater 2100 : The Prophecy , the novel “Un libro que podia titular el bail de la berenjena» Ed Baladí and the poetry collection “Infierno Sostenido» Ed. El Gaviero Ediciones. Writer and co-director of the film “Doce o tree veces» He is a regular contributor to the international magazine “Que leer». Now he teaches creative writing at the Cultural Area of the Bank of Spain and the School of Art «La Posada de Hojalata». It’s screenwriter and co-host of the radio program mood » Dangerous Minds » in Freedom FM director and presenter of the radio cultural program «Night grope» in Iberian Chain.
Photo Credits: Malin Andreassen
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