THIS IS NOT A TALK SHOW
Model Space Project, Clubcommission Berlin, Berlin [Website]
Liese Kingma is a project leader at Clubcommission Berlin who focuses on the implementation of simplified access to public space for non commercial free-open air events. Next to that she was a co-ordinator for the European Program ‘Enter The Void – Re-thinking urban spaces through youth and underground music culture’ and she is now curator of the Frei(T)räume conference and part of the Kollektiv Spieltrieb. In 2015 Kingma moved from Amsterdam to Berlin to focus on creating experimental cultural space for grassroot cultures and organizing and curating events.
Faceless, I Dance Alone, Amsterdam [Website]
After initial studies in Sociology in Belgrade, Serbia, Bogomir went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. A few years later he graduated cum laude from the Master of Film program at the Netherlands Film Academy. Bogomir am doing Artistic Research Ph.D. at the University of Applied Arts Vienna with the ongoing research project "I Dance Alone" that observes clubbing from a birds-eye-view as a mirror of social and political changes. Investigating the collective and individual dynamics of the dance floor. Based on the gained knowledge and experience he has been curating many programs and talks on the topic of the dance of urgency, club culture as empowering phenomena, contemporary rituals of dancing. His vision has been translated also in to Rave Diplomacy program of our event last 3 years. Recently Bogomir also curated the program Body in Revolt for ADE Playground in collaboration with ICK. He has been nominated twice for the ‘Venice Biennale - La Biennale di Venezia’ to represent Serbia with the project Hospitality. This project dealt with (ex)military personnel (NATO/UN) who, upon returning from war missions, experienced health problems and premature death due to the rapid growth of lymphoma and lung cancer. Hospitality explored the claims that the myriad of different diseases the soldiers developed was related to the use of weapons containing depleted uranium (DU). This project required the synthesis of input from different disciplines and experts. Between 2012-2015 he curated an international series of exhibitions and events tackling the social meaning of the personal image under the title ‘FACELESS’. The project was inspired by his interest in the recurring presence of hidden faces in contemporary society after September 11th. After this project he started a yearly collaboration and production of exhibitions and symposiums with the CPDP-Computer Privacy and Data Protection Conferences in Brussels, a non-profit platform originally founded in 2007 by research groups from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the Université de Namur and Tilburg University. This phenomenon will be documented as the special edition of the University of Applied Arts Vienna in August 2017, under the title “FACELESS: Re-inventing Privacy Through Subversive Media Strategies”. His projects have been funded by, amongst other organizations, the ‘BKVB fonds’, ‘Mondriaan funding’, ‘Media Fonds’, and the ‘Ministry of Culture of Serbia’. In 2017 I was awarded the 3Package Deal with the project “I Dance Alone”, for top talent by the ‘Amsterdam Fonds for Art’, The Netherlands Film Academy, EYE Film Institute Museum and IDFA doc lab.
Underground Resistance, Detroit [Website]
A self-described cultural activist, Cornelius Harris, founder of Alter Ego Management (an artist and event management company) has served as label manager for Techno label Underground Resistance, sits on the stewardship board of Detroit’s Design Core (which was responsible for the city’s designation as a UNESCO City of Design) and is a founding member of both the Detroit Berlin Connection and Detroit’s Grand Boulevard Cultural Association.
For more than a decade now Tijana T has been a key figure on her native Serbian dance scene. In the early days she was a spokeslady for the world famous Exit Festival and a regular face on TV creating a number of well watched and much loved electronic music related shows. Adding an elegant sheen and popularist slant to weird and freaky electronic music, it is both her ability and charm that have gotten Tijana T so far, also behind the DJ booth: always playing with unbridled energy, she has a real sense of stage presence and is always a focal point for the crowds she plays to. Her powerful sets are things that invariably make people dance to good music and though currently focussed on techno, she is also likely to reach for house music of all styles from acid to jacking and is a DJ who educates and amazes as much as she entertains.
Tijana T has headlined on the world famous Boiler Room as well as at seminal clubs like Panorama Bar, We Love... Space in Ibiza, Output New York, The Block Tel Aviv, Kaiku in Helsinki, Arma17 Moscow, Tresor Berlin and festivals like Dimensions, Hideout, Flow and Exit, plus many other places around Europe with regular dates. The Belgrade based talent also hosts her own parties with tastemaking DJs like Actress, Ben Klock, Helena Hauff, Nina Kraviz, Redshape, Substance aka DJ Pete, The Black Madonna, Vakula, Young Marco, and many more, and is therefore a driving force in the Serbian scene. She has gained much respect and recognition for her monthly marathon all night residency at the legendary Belgrade spot 20/44.
Far from being just a DJ, Tijana T is also a talented vocalist. Before now she has provided vocals to the sleek house and techno of Abe Duque on many of his EPs and LPs, has contributed to techno star Marc Houle's tracks and LPs a few times as well as co-producing and doing vocals for Gebruder Teichmann. Both solo and previously with Abe Duque, Tijana T has toured the world as a compelling live performer who mesmerises audiences wherever she goes. On her own terms, Tijana T also fronts her own influential and tastemaking radio show and is a respected music journalist who predicts and depicts different stories way ahead of the curve. As such, there are few women in all of dance, let alone Serbia, making as big an impact as this one right now.
Bassiani, Tblisi [Website]
Originally a film director and communication manager, my works cross over different fields of arts and civil activism. For years I’ve been producing TV shows about music and cinema. I’m one of the founder / representative of Electronauts - a fund dedicated to supporting and developing electronic music and innovative pop culture in Georgia, which includes annual awards of the same name. Have been fighting for equal human rights as part of the White Noise Movement - fighting for the liberation of Georgia’s extremely strict and inhumane drug policy. I’m also an author of Women’s Solidarity March, a public feminist rally for gender equality and also board member of Equality Movement - for LGBT/Queer rights. Author of “System Must Be Destroyed” - a widespread youth protest rally in 2012, protesting civil inequality and requesting democratic changes in Georgia. Finally, founder and author of the concept and idea of underground techno club BASSIANI/HOROOM and author of Horoom Nights - the first and biggest Queer party series in Georgia.
Bassiani, Tblisi [Website]
Born and raised in the Post-Soviet Georgia, Giorgi Kikonishvili is one of Georgia’s first outspoken Gay activists, human rights defender and promoter. Starting as music journalist in one of the first Georgian music magazine Ozone, he later moved on to Liberali magazine, writing about then-tabooed subjects such as LGBT rights, homophobia and many other social and cultural issues which were subject of loud discussions in usually conservative Georgia, later bringing those discussions to mainstream TV media. He’s the co-founder of Georgia’s two biggest LGBT rights organisations: Identoba and Equality Movement, member of White Noise Movement - for liberating Georgia’s extremely strict drug policy. Right now he’s the founding member of Muzame - a project bringing DIY / Queer musicians to Tbilisi. Promoter of Horoom Nights - the first and biggest LGBT/Queer party series in Georgia which takes place at underground techno club BASSIANI.
Boom Festival [Website]
Chiara Baldini is an independent researcher from Florence (Italy). She investigates the evolution of the ecstatic cult in the West, particularly in ancient Greece and Rome, contributing to anthologies, psychedelic conferences and festivals. She wrote “Dionysus Returns: Contemporary Tuscan Trancers and Euripides’ The Bacchae” featured in The Local Scenes and Global Culture of Psytrance (Routledge, 2010) and she co-authored with Graham St. John “Dancing at the Crossroads of Consciousness: Techno-Mysticism, Visionary Arts and Portugal’s Boom Festival” for the Brill’s Handbook of New Religions and Cultural Production (2012). She has been part of the curatorial team of Liminal Village (the cultural area in Portugal’s Boom Festival) since 2010 while she has also helped to set up and run ConTent, the cultural area in Fusion Festival, Germany, in 2015 and 2016. Now she is back to Liminal Village as the program curator and coordinator. She is currently co-curating an anthology called “Psychedelic Mysteries of the Feminine” which will be published by Inner Traditions/Park Street Press in 2019. She currently lives in the Costa Vicentina in Portugal where she often plays as DJ Clandestina.
DR. MARY DELLENBAUGH-LOSSE
Model Space Project / Urban Policy, Berlin [Website]
Dr. Dellenbaugh-Losse completed her BSc with honors at the University of New Hampshire in 2006. Funded in part by a two-year German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship, she relocated to Germany in 2007 to pursue her MA in landscape architecture at the Hochschule Anhalt in Bernburg, which she completed in 2010. In 2013, after three years of independent interdisciplinary research, she successfully defended her doctorate in urban geography at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Now She is Head of Research for The Model Space Project in Berlin, focussing on simplifying acces to public space for non commercial free open air events.
GEOVANE PEDRO DE BORTOLI
TrashEra, Berlin [Website]
After staying in Europe and not returning home, the drive of producing something substantial, which would change and transform the surrounding and local scene was growing every day more. It all started with a crazy idea: TrashEra, which was a fusion of art-music in an electronic music-performative space. An event with a big space for artistic development. Co-founder of this queer project together with Bráulio Bandeira and a big group or friends, in 2015 this outrageous trash project took over Berlin and its scene, and now it is ready to fo to a next level, offering a wide branch of services/events/collaborations in what we could call a CREATIVE COMMUNICATIONS AGENCY. A collective that see things from a little different perspective, without being shaped by market. Where trash is art, music is a lifestyle and love is not romance.
Jonny Knüppel / Clubcommission, Berlin
For 3 Years Jakob Turtur was responsible for the programming and booking of the infamous Jonny Knüppel culture and music venue in Berlin. Despite its growing popularity and success, also on the political side, the place was forced to close due to the progressing gentrification processes that people can feel all over Berlin.
Clubcommission, Berlin [Website]
Lukas Lapidar, born and raised in Berlin, started organizing raves, festivals and underground parties in 2012 with his DJ collective LAPIDAR. While studying Economics, Sociology, and Philosophy in Berlin and Amsterdam, he became involved with urban activism and joined Clubcommission Berlin in 2013. After several years as a Board member and finishing his master degree, he now works as General Manager for Clubcommission Berlin.
Model Space Project, Kollektiv Spieltrieb, Berlin
Lucas Counter is a project research developer that aims to uncover solutions in city planning that enhance the ability of collective structures to access free urban space and self-actualize electronically amplified socio-cultural projects. Recording the process and draw on effects as they unfold. Since mid-2017, he has been delivering a scientific approach to uncover new strategies of public space management concerning the mostly anonymous practices of Berlins' open air scene. He is the coordinator of research at the Clubcommission Berlin - Model Space Project.
Amy has a long and successful track record as a leader and collaborator in the cultural and creative industries. She is co-founder of the Olivier Award winning arts company and club night Duckie, and co-founded RVT Future, a voluntary LGBT+ community group campaigning to preserve the iconic Royal Vauxhall Tavern. She served as Mayoress of Camden in 2010-2011, and spent her year highlighting the history and culture of live music and nightlife in the borough. Amy is a familiar presence on TV, in print and on radio. She broadcasted for a decade on BBC Radio London, and now hosts Sunday afternoons on BBC6 Music. Her debut book, From Prejudice to Pride: A History of the LGBT+ Movement – the first LGBT+ history book for children – was published by Hachette in June 2017. In 2018, Amy was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from University of East London (UEL) and appointed Honorary Professor at University College London (UCL). Originally from New Jersey, Amy has been a proud Londoner for over 25 years. She has served as London’s first Night Czar since 2016.
Jazar Crew, Palestine
A palestinian audio visual artist, designer, DJ and cultural activist, based in Haifa. A co-founder of Jazar crew, a culture and art collective, and a co-founder of “Banzine” an independent free for all Punk-zine. Always trying to introduce and implement radical ideas to the local cultural scene either through personal art projects, music, designs or a casual conversation.
Eurasian Coalition on Male Health (ECOM), Estonia [Website]
Paata founded Georgia’s first-ever LGBT organization, and worked with a range of organizations in the areas of harm reduction, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and STIs. He was involved in several regional and international networks and also served as a board member at ILGA Europe. Paata has led nationwide advocacy campaigns Hepatitis C treatment access and on drug policy reform. He currently works at the Eurasian Coalition on Male Health (ECOM) as Advocacy Coordinator and is in charge of increasing gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men and trans people's participation in national response to HIV/AIDS, as well as regional advocacy in Central, East Europe and Central Asia (CEECA) region. Paata is from Georgia, currently based in Tallinn, Estonia.
Model Space Project, Kollektiv Spieltrieb, Berlin [Website]
Arno combines his study background in sociology and organizational science with a long-lasting love for music turned into event organizing. In his years in Amsterdam he set up different socio-cultural event and projects. After closing the last project, an art community and event space called Lighthouse, he moved to Berlin and started working for Clubcommission. Here he is involved in the Model Space Project, supporting the local open air scene, and the production of the Frei(T)räume conference, next to continuing his DJ-career as Mr. Lighthouse and being a member of the cultural collective Kollektiv Spieltrieb.
Rojeh Khleif is a Palestinian film producer and cultural project manager based in Haifa and Berlin. For the past decade, Rojeh has worked in local and international productions, many of those won international film prize awards. His multifaceted experiences in the cinema industry inspired him to found the Haifa Independent Film Festival, in 2016, and act as its director. The festival was the first of its kind that has introduced films from Palestine and the Arab world to a Palestinian audience in Haifa. Until today, the festival continues to create a new cultural prism in the Middle East. In addition to film productions, Rojeh co-founded Jazar Crew, in 2010, which is a culture and art collective that collaborates in order to further a Palestinian arts, DJ, and music scene, which entails curating music events with international artists, as well as, educational activities. As an art collective, Jazar Crew’s scope extends from the Middle East to Europe. For his endeavors, Rojeh got nominated as a future leader of film producers by the renowned film industry magazine the “Daily Screen”, in May 2018. In his ongoing strive to create new cultural spaces, Rojeh is also engaged in new productions in Berlin, Haifa, and Amman.
Jazar Crew was formed by a group of friends in Haifa in 2010. To answer to the social climate that existed in the Galilee, Haifa, Ramallah, Jerusalem, and Yaffa, Jazar created a DIY music and art collective. A group of young Palestinians took action to strengthen the Palestinian underground through music, art, and educational content that lead to a large movement. At the beginning, Jazar organized parties and concerts with the purpose of creating an
independent stage that was lacking for local artists and DJs. In addition, their process held an essential importance of expanding to further Arab countries. Playing electronic, slow beat, oriental and Arabic sounds, Jazar were hosted outside of Haifa and Yaffa in Ramallah and Amman in collaboration with other event organizers. Furthermore, Jazar went on to playing internationally starting with the Fusion Festival, Germany and then spread out to several other locations such as Antwerp, Paris, New York and great list of other cities.
Currently, Jazar produces their own music and some of it's members are part of bands such as Khalas Arabic rock Orchestra and Fawda who haveperformed both locally and in international festivals. While continuing to focus on music and festivals, the group members evolved in their career paths as they went on to organize several other projects of diverse genres. This includes the Haifa Independent Film Festival, Mukti Festival and Stateless Sound Booking Agency. Moreover, Kabareet Venue was created in 2015 which became a home for Jazar as resident DJ's while hosting great acts from around the world in Haifa.
Клуб, Russia [Website]
Founder of Клуб, one of the few free and safe spaces in Saint Petersburg built on the principe of equality that has been dubbed by Dazed as 'the wildest club in Russia'. The venue acts as a platform for promoting local talent and regularly hosts nights dedicated to various subcultures.
Creative director of Клуб and producer for various media outlets represented by emerging Russian platform Generation Z. Roman researches Russian cultural codes & diversity of subcultures through the eyes of new generations.
Celebrate Safe / Nightmayor Foundation, Amsterdam
Ella Overkleeft is a cultural consultant with an emphasis on social and urban development. She develops concepts and connects her network at the right time and place. She is the co-founder of the ‘Night-Mayor foundation’ in Amsterdam; within this role, she travelled the world advising local government organisations on their nightlife policy’s to ensure a safer platform for cultural events to exist and flourish. Ella stays at the forefront of social, and cultural development in Amsterdam and beyond. At the moment she works on a private-public awareness campaign called‘ ‘Celebrate Safe’. Celebrate Safe is a national campaign supporting for all the festivals and clubs across the Netherlands to practice safe partying methods. Next to her two main projects, she is always busy with spaces and places to stimulate the social and creative value for the city of Amsterdam.
Mina, Lisbon [Website]
marum is an artist and DJ based in Berlin but a considerable part of their cultural and artistic activity happens in Lisbon. In 2010, marum founded the Rabbit Hole collective, a cultural association that very quickly left a mark on the capital by showcasing disruptive artistic production in the fields of performance, installation, DJing, concerts and other disciplines. In 2016 marum gathered elements of the Rabbit Hole and Rádio Quântica crews to create what would become one of Lisbon's most talked about parties in recent years: mina. The party was conceived to be a queer, feminist and sex-positive techno rave with a strict door policy and a few simple rules to assure civility and respect for dancing bodies in the name of the original spirit of rave. At Radio Quântica, Lisbon, marum does a monthly show, VANTABLACK, where they share their latest musical findings as well as guest mixes and discussions about club culture. Recently, together with mina resident, BLEID, they started suspension, mina’s offspring that serves the role of promoting artists and collective parties who share their ethics and practice. Parallel to DJing and rave organising, marum is also a visual and performance artist, curator and writer, focusing their work in the intersections of gender, queer and feminist politics with digital technologies and cultures. They are one of the founding members of Berlin based collective XenoEntities Network.
Institut für Zukunft / Balance Festival, Leipzig [Website]
Franz Thiem studied cultural sciences in Leipzig, Germany and is the founder and manager of Institut fuer Zukunft in Leipzig. His main focus lies on concepts, communication, finances and administration. He is also one of the founders of Balance Club / Culture Festival and therefore develops the main ideas concerning its concept, musical curation and the production of the festival. His key interests lie in contemporary club music, inclusion and diversity. His own events are highlighting a diverse lineup, breaking with conventional concepts and structures of dance events and ranging in the field of Deconstructed Club Music, RnB, Bass and Rap. Institut fuer Zukunft is a forward thinking club for multi genre electronic music with low hierarchies which was established in 2014. It has been voted as the second best club in Germany in 2017 by the readers of the popular Groove Magazine. For IfZ, it is important to feature female artists and other underrepresented protagonists on lineups as well as behind the scenes. With its unique Safer Clubbing concept it is one of the pioneers concerning awareness work and education in the club context. Besides the club nights and concerts on weekends, IfZ is regularly hosting workshops, discussions and lectures on different social topics. 20 rooms are rented to local artists as workspaces and studios for affordable prices. Institut fuer Zukunft is a strong advocate of the local club community and with the mutual support the political campain to abolish the curfew in Leipzig was a huge success, which benefits everyone involved in the Leipzig night life.
Lutz Leichsenring is one of the world’s authorities on protecting creative industries. Since 2009, he has been the spokesman & executive board member for the Berlin Clubcommission. He has fought tirelessly for the rights of Berlin’s vast underground club scene by organizing demonstrations, conferences, workshops & by speaking at round tables & parliamentary committees. Lutz started his career in nightlife when he turned 19, immediately after high school. He built one of the largest platforms for music event listings in Germany & went on to run a nightclub and restaurant until 2010. Today he is one of the chief shareholders of a Berlin & London-based recrutainment company. We always had an eye for underdogs—such as Berlin’s free open-air scene, which doesn't make any money and just wants to build a reputation or use public space for their art Lutz focusses on the informal aspects of city life & helps grow grassroots culture as much as possible. Working to strengthen communities from the music scene, to co-working & art spaces, he is on the lookout for collaborative, sustainable & vibrant initiatives. Supporting young club- & festival managers, he identifies local tools to help protect the music & art scene while continuously looking for ways to make all participants benefit. His role with the Clubcommission & the Berlin Musicboard has even led Lutz into the city’s Chamber of Commerce, where he frequently votes on development issues that protect creative space affected by gentrification.
Balance Festival, Leipzig [Website]
Sarah Ulrich is a freelance Journalist mainly working on social and culture political topics. Her focus lies in feminist issues, racism , social transformation processes and modern forms of culture. She writes for various newspapers and magazines and regularly moderates panels and workshops. Furthermore, she focuses on feminist practice in the society and the representation of women* in club culture. She currently works on questions of female subjectivation, especially in terms of representation of women, bodies/sexuality and power structures. She is responsible for the content of the day program of Balance Festival 2019. At the Balance festival 2019, she moderated the panels "Collective organisation as a feminist strategy in the music industry" with DISCWOMAN and "Voguing as empowerment for queer refugees."
Tresor / Kraftwerk, Berlin [Website]
Cities develop and change over time and each new generation make their mark in the physical space, architectural appearance and the cultural life. These transformations create new possibilities for experimental culture and innovativeness, something that cities strive to embrace in order to attract “’the right” kind of people, businesses and attention. Culture is becoming a vital part of strategic planning and development as well as a tool to achieve more just and diverse cities. But within this “cultural planning”, is there room for alternative and counter cultures to evolve and experiment? What part does alternative culture play in comparison with public art and culture institutions? Dimitri Hegemann is a space pioneer, cultural activist and community organizer foremost known for founding the famous Berlin techno club, Tresor. Based on his own Berlin experiences, Dimitri will talk on the importance of alternative culture for urban life, change and development.
Freelance Journalist, Amsterdam
I was born in Sweden, have Coptic-Egyptian roots and grew up in the Netherlands. I studied French and Middle-Eastern Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Born out of my own struggles with identity, ethnicity, sexuality and the pressure to conform, I started writing about gender, sexuality and ethnicity in an intersectional way. My main purpose is to offer a new narrative that encourages people to love whomever they want to love. I also want to offer an alternative for the dominant view we tend to have in Western media, where diversity themes are only promoted as ultimate Western.
After moving to Copenhagen, Drastrup mainly used photography as a visual diary for himself and his friends. Relocating to Berlin in 2012 photography became his preferred way of expression and fully devoted himself to the medium. Merging portraiture, fashion and documentary, Drastrup has developed his style of photography. Focussing on capturing honesty, gaining intimacy and piercing through outer facades. As a photographer it is important for him to show diversity and to display the beauty in his subjects. His work is an insight to his personal life and inner thoughts. During the last 5 years, he has done a range of commissioned work and editorials for various magazines. He’s showcased his work in solo and group exhibitions in Copenhagen, Berlin, Brescia, Paris, Bratislava, Moscow, Toronto and Guangzhou.
Political Scientist, Mediator, Coach and Bouncer, studied in Marburg and Hamburg (Germany), Sheffield (UK), Cape Town (South Africa) as well as in Windhoek (Namibia). She's working as a freelancer doing mediations, supervisions and workshops mostly for social projects and is active in Berlin club culture as a bouncer and for awareness structures.
Navina Nicke works as a bouncer in Hamburg and tries to imply a feminist and anti-racist focus in nightlife. Since 2016, she additionally hosts workshops and lectures on strategies against sexual violence in clubs, such as the implementation of awareness teams at parties or training of the club-staff. She also deals with these topics in her master thesis.
Founded in 2013 we created an open community of artists and activists. Together we organise projects to spread love, connect people and fundraise money for water development projects in Kenya with our partners Viva con Agua and Simavi.
Our projects range from music events, arts exhibitions and sports tournaments to selling fair trade clothing and fashion shows. Our range of activities is continuously widening and we are always looking for new opportunities to spread the universal idea of love.
The centrepiece of us is our Love Logo, which is the connecting factor between all members and supporters of the foundation.
We are a group of four persons and work collectively in a field of awareness. We are mainly active in Berlin. As people working in event management, social work, and political education we approach the topic from different perspectives. Our aim is to pass on our experiences and knowledge through workshops and together with participants constantly ask new questions in order to find new answers altogether.
Cameltown Collective, Antwerp [Website]
Jan Beddegenoodts is an award-winning filmmaker and founder of the Cameltown Collective. At the moment he is focussing on films about underground & revolt.
Pelusio is an Italian multidisciplinary artist: performer, sculptor, and researcher. Since 1996 Pelusio has created and exhibited art installation and performances worldwide, not only in galleries and museums but also in scientific institutes, public spaces, and electronic art festivals. In her research, Pelusio explores human perception, art, and science. Pelusio studied Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara, in Italy, and got a Master of ArtScience and Music from the Interfaculty ArtScience of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag in The Netherlands. She subsequently worked as a teacher at the ArtScience Interfaculty teaching the courses "Synesthetics" along with Professor Frans Evers and "Genius Loci" with Professor Robert Pravda and Horst Rickels. In 2010 she moved in Crete Island where she founded ResidenceSEA - Sensing your Environment through Art in Heraklion, in 2012 a residency program for international artists. She is currently based in Athens.