I plan, coordinate and implement projects as part of my job, as a freelancer and as a volunteer. I love the magic at the beginning of a project - when it is still unclear what CHALLENGES you will face, how the TEAM will come together and what the RESULT will look like. I also enjoy watching the project develop, especially when it turns out differently than planned.
What all my projects have in common is that I try to BRING TOGETHER PEOPLE from different CULTURES, DISCIPLINES and EXPERIENCES because I love to learn from others and at the same time enable others to learn from each other.
MRY.Network is an international network for marginalised genders (women, inter-, trans-, a-gender, non-binary and others) working at the intersections of art,
science, technology and the life sciences.
Together with four other wonderful women,
I founded this network in early 2021 to create a
safe space to share questions about careers and life and to test new forms of digital exchange and mentoring.
The concept of members for members is intended to create regular events as well as mentoring and funding opportunities for collaborative creative projects.
"Meaning Making during a Pandemic" is an online course programme developed during the pandemic in spring 2020 as part of the joint project "museum4punkt0" at the Deutsches Museum. The 5 and 6 course units in the two seasons invited people from cultural institutions, cultural educators and (science) journalists. The central concept of the workshop is a multidisciplinary exchange between the course participants and international speakers, who gave practical input on the respective topics.
Season 1 took place with 5 episodes and Season 2 with 6 episodes and an additional mentoring programme for the participants. The topics ranged from Refraiming, Well-being, Accessibility, Engagement, Success to Sustainability. A comic strip and a podcast with summaries of each episode were made available to the participants as accompanying materials.
Currently, a 3rd season is planned for 2021, in which two workshop sprints on the topic of co-curated online exhibitions will be held. Thematically, the workshops are based on the UNSDGs and are aimed at employees of cultural institutions. In the end, two online exhibitions as well as a handout for museums on how to conduct co-curation workshops for the creation of online exhibitions will be produced.
The planning and coordination as well as the moderation were done by Abhay Adhikari and me. A team of 4 other people supported the implementation of the project.
Founded in 2020, the DigAMus Award honours digital museum offerings by German cultural institutions. I founded the award together with two wonderful people - Anke von Heyl and Johannes Sauter.
Already in the first year of the award, which is organised on a voluntary basis, 129 projects were submitted. During the symposium "The Digital Object" at the Deutsches Museum, prizes were awarded in a total of 7 categories - including an audience award for which over 8,000 people voted.
With the list of submissions, the first available overview of digital museum offerings in the German-speaking world was created. The call for the DigAMus-Award 2021 was just published.
Together with Abhay Adhikari, I developed the Re:Vision course programme, which is aimed at funded projects within the special programme Neustart Kultur of the Fonds Soziokultur. Based on the 5 funding lines, course series with 5 two-hour course units each are offered in English.
The courses take place online and are designed to be as interactive as possible. International guest speakers will provide insights into topics such as measuring the success of socio-cultural projects, participation or inclusion based on their own practical experiences from their work in cultural institutions, as artists or musicians. Documentation materials (podcast, comic) will be provided for the participants per workshop unit.