My time at Mediamatic has been characterised by working in numerous roles and learning plenty of useful skills (including installing electric sockets, hedge maintenance and dressing as a beetle!) Beyond these essential tasks, I held responsibility for our team of interns and volunteers during one of our busiest exhibitions, and learnt a great deal about the installation and production of various events, programmes and workshops.
For Inhuman Carnaval at Dutch Design Week, I was appointed Volunteer Coordinator, and organised our communication, hiring and training of volunteers. As Floor Manager for part of the week, I was responsible for organising tours of the exhibition, explaining the artworks, and assigning roles and responsibilities to our intern team. I was the main point of contact for several artists and freelancers, and solved any logistical problems which arose.
During my time at Mediamatic I assisted several workshops, including Foraging for Mental Health and Freestyle Kintsugi. I supported our monitoring and evaluation process of workshops to inform development for future projects. Throughout these months, I was also involved with website and content production, blog writing and exhibition research.
Beyond Mediamatic, I recently graduated from my Masters in Identity and Integration at the UvA. Before living in Amsterdam I studied Literature, Language and Culture in Edinburgh, Toulouse and Lisbon. Over the summer of 2021 I researched community organisations (with a particular focus on arts spaces, festivals and carnivals) in the Southside of Glasgow.
The work I have been involved with so far has been mostly in grassroots organising and education. I am motivated to work with community arts projects, and to focus on making the creative sector more accessible, inclusive and relevant.