An Ecosystem of Museum Activism

An Ecosystem of Museum Activism

Museums have changed over the centuries, adapting to the changes in society and the way knowledge is presented. In an age where we have so many information sources at hand we are asked to be critical about the sources and the conclusions they point to. Museums are part of the educational realm and more and more people are being critical about the kind of assumptions museums allow with the discourse they provide.

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Thoughts on Leadership, Justice and Wellbeing

Thoughts on Leadership, Justice and Wellbeing

I have filled notebooks with my thoughts on leadership: What does leadership mean? What is my relationship to power? How do power and justice relate? What does leadership mean as a practice? What does it look like to step up, to hold space, to lead with intention and grace and accountability in a time that finally seems to be ready to make room for different leadership styles.

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On Museum Neutrality: My Very Personal Take as a Curator

On Museum Neutrality: My Very Personal Take as a Curator

People often ask what I mean if I say that the private is political. It means for me that we develop beliefs and thought patterns based on our private experiences, it means that we will engage more passionately with experiences that we share and it also means that we need more radical empathy in a time that can feel like we are so different. So here I am taking a bold step and walking the talk...

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Well-being among Arts Professionals and in Creative Work: Sacrification is Not a Badge of Honor

Well-being among Arts Professionals and in Creative Work: Sacrification is Not a Badge of Honor

Self-care is a topic we usually avoid when talking about careers. We think that the mere admitting that we need to take care of ourselves might give the impression that we are weak. I didn't want to write about the topic in the first place because I feel that there are so many people out there giving advice and not walking their talk. I felt that the term became some sort of marketing strategy to sell you the latest beauty lotion. Anyways, the topic appeared in many conversations I've had with colleagues and friends over the last months on the topic of Art as Labor and I thought it might be time to finally share some thoughts I find valuable.

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Being a cross-cultural worker: Experiences, Lessons, Strategies. Interviews - Part II

Being a cross-cultural worker: Experiences, Lessons, Strategies. Interviews - Part II

In part II of the interviews the journey around the world continues with some amazing insights. An honest conversation can have a transformational power and can lead to situations where we're able to "connect-the-dots". The topic of "Art as Labor" wants to talk about different notions of success and tell other stories, than the one that end on top 100 lists, sell for high prices or make a nice image on social media. Progress is good but involves learning along the way, and we are all in this on a very individual path, that can feel lonely sometimes. To experience the comfort of a community and to talk about purpose and value is another story of success that we need to hear more often.

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Being a cross-cultural worker: Experiences, Lessons, Strategies. Interviews - Part I

Being a cross-cultural worker: Experiences, Lessons, Strategies. Interviews - Part I

This blog wants to build platform for people working in the creative sector. Working in this field I have the pleasure to know several wonderful people who gave me their time and answered some questions about their experiences with living abroad, their perspectives and unique insights. I am deeply touched by the honesty and the wonderful insights that they share. You can feel connections among their answers and the possibility to "connect the dots" is really comforting as it shows a notion of belonging and togetherness in this adventure of working cross-cultural.

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