New Research and Publishing Platform at


New Research and Publishing Platform at


Ten years since its inception, L’Internationale Online launches its new research and publishing platform at The platform includes over 200 long reads, opinion pieces and artist contributions on urgent cultural and political debates from some of the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners, all available in PDF in reader formats. Over forty publications, produced by the confederation are available for free download.  


Founded in 2009, L’Internationale works across programming (exhibitions, seminars, schools, residencies, public programmes) research and publishing, and communication. L’Internationale Online was initiated a decade ago and serves as the shared platform for the confederation. Its new version has been developed under the editorship of Nick Aikens, who assumed the role of the Managing Editor and Research Responsible in August 2023 as part of the four year, EU funded project ’Museum of the Commons’. 

Nick Aikens explains:

L'Internationale has grown considerably in 2023, currently comprising 11 partners, 3 academic partners and 3 associate partners. The focus on content-led collaboration and working for the commons makes the new L’Internationale Online platform a vital resource for the network and our diverse constituents. The new platform will be a generative tool for students, researchers and the wider arts community at a time when we desperately need imaginative, critical thinking to shape more fair, just worlds. includes contributions, reading recommendations, free ebooks, editorials, statements, essays and articles by researchers affiliated to the institutions, think tanks or universities that make up L'Internationale alongside invited scholars and practitioners. The index allows you to search for material by title, author or thematic thread, including the three content strands within the Museum of the Commons project: climate, situated organisations and past in the present. All content on the platform is free and without advertising. Content is commissioned in the contributor’s original language and translated into English. 

The project was led by Nick Aikens with Anna Granqvist and Tove Posselt. It was designed by Anja Groten, interaction and development was by Joel Galvez, website accessibility and ecology by Karl Moubarak. The Digital Ecology Institute served as Ecology Consultant. Content for the platform is decided through the L’Internationale Online Editorial Board.

L’Internationale is a European confederation of museums, arts organisations and universities, founded in 2009. It takes its name from the 19th century worker’s anthem written by Eugène Pottier. The confederation advocates a new internationalist model that challenges exclusivity and emphasises common heritage through interconnected archives and constituent-led approaches, fostering individual and collective emancipation. In its current configuration L’Internationale brings together eight major European art institutions: HKW (Berlin, Germany); MSU (Zagreb, Croatia); Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid, Spain); MACBA (Barcelona, Spain); M HKA, (Antwerp, Belgium); MSN (Warsaw, Poland), Salt (Istanbul, Turkiye), Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven, the Netherlands), with Institute of Radical Imagination (Naples,Italy), (Bucharest, Cluj and Iasi, Romania), and VCRC (Kyiv, Ukraine). L'Internationale has three academic partners: HDK-Valand (Gothenburg, Sweden), NCAD (Dublin, Ireland) and ZRC SAZU (Ljubljana, Slovenia) and three associate organisations IMMA (Dublin, Ireland), MG+MSUM (Ljubljana, Slovenia) and WIELS (Forest, Belgium).

L’Internationale is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This platform reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.