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About Zsuzsanna Ardó

Zsuzsanna Ardó is an Arts Council Award-winning visual artist, curator, writer, and the founder of Creatives without Borders. Learn more about her work at

Articles by Zsuzsanna Ardó

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Adam Ramsay, Editor

Adam Ramsay is a co-editor of openDemocracyUK.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

A litmus test of images of Britain in the mind

When drawing a portrait of Britain today with 25 international artists, how does Brexit fit in?

Who are you – identity vortex

Are you more than a confluence of time and space? One poet's reflections on the meaning and role of identity today.

Polar self Portraits

Shimmering, calving, evolving. A new art project seeks to connect people with the climate change surrounding them. 

The calm before the storm

Creatives without Borders explores the triangular history of Africa, Europe and America, discovering much that was hidden along the way.

The paradox of ethnic homogeneity - a Hungarian example

Hungarian nationalists have been trying to promote the idea that we are an "ethnically homogenous" people - an idea that is patently absurd!


How long is the journey from "You know..." to social exclusion, disenfranchisement and, ultimately, devouring? A selection of photos from the photographer Zsuzsanna Ardó.


What do you get when you pair a Hungarian writer-photographer with a Pakistani musician? Answer: sublime photographs of the Danube, a narrated short story, set to the sound of the tabla and atmospheric Punjabi vocals, all presented in a multimedia slideshow format. Yep, only on openDemocracy!

'Shifting sand of history on the wall'

Here today, gone tomorrow: how street-signs are public memory in the making.

Words we live by: choice versus complicity

The sixtieth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz is an appropriate time to question the language used to describe the Nazis’ annihilation of European Jews and other “subhumans”, says Zsuzsanna Ardó.

A circular shoreline: the Hungarian sea

Lake Balaton represents for Hungarians historical pride, cultural symbol, and linguistic tap-root. But for Zuzsanna Ardó it is also a place of remembered pleasures of childhood, motherhood, and belonging.


Recipe for Hungarian love-making: first, call your partner te, advises Zsuzsanna Ardó

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