Artist, Co-founder, and Executive Director in Berlin
Artist | Co-founder EAST | Co-Executive Director KdK | Consultant & Facilitator
Culture - Inner Work - Community
Art- In my art work I interrogate the poetic life through various mediums. Currently my focus is on a film exploring our relationship to aging, death, beauty and the power of presence. In my music, I create experimental acoustic songs, soundscapes and sonic meditations with guitar, piano, voice and atmospheric sounds, leaving my productions raw, improvised and in form of sketches open to continuation and co-creation.
Artist Collective & Residencies- As co-founder and creative director of the artist collective EAST I create catalytic experiences with artists and culture-makers for collaboration, artistic growth and deep dialogue across boundaries. The work is considering, exploring and re-contextualizing power-dynamics, entangled histories and potential futures while anchoring our embodied experience firmly in the magic of now.
Cultural Management-In March 2022 I joined Karneval of Cultures (KdK) as co-executive director to lead, together with Aissatou Binger, one of the biggest annual cultural events in the public domain in Berlin through a transformation process.
I'm also currently doing a Masters in International Arts and Culture Management at Leuphana University in collaboration with Goethe Institut.
Consulting & Facilitating- Building on my work with Amani Institute (see below) I continue to work as a consultant, mentor and facilitator for social and cultural innovation, organizational culture, leadership development, inner work and community weaving. One example is a program for Artists in Exile by the Career College at the University of Arts in Berlin.
Previously, in my decade-long work with Amani Institute I explored the intersection of personal and social change through our program 'the Inner Journey of the Changemaker'. As part of the founding team I saw the Institute from start-up to scaling phase, launching on 3 continents, designing and delivering leadership trainings and events for 1000s of professionals from 70+ different countries and innovation programs for cultural hubs around the world. As Global Community Director I explored what governance system could scale our growing community.
Vision- My work is centered around crafting inclusive, transformative and restorative experiences. I love working with people with the courage and moral imagination to envision a world rooted in love and aligned with our highest potential.