Here is a glimpse of some recent work partnerships that I’m particularly proud and thankful for. I offer this page as a small window into our work together as well as a curated list of practitioners and organisations that do work that I respect and recommend exploring further. Do contact me for a personal introduction.
Not strictly an organisation, more a congregation of hosts and facilitators who share common tools and methods for hosting group processes for participatory leadership. I did an Art of Hosting Training in Denmark in 2019 and remain in contact with the global community. It is a source of ongoing support and in-tandem exploration of how hosting and facilitation can and is responding to these transitional times.https://artofhosting.org
Based in Germany, the BBuD is a voluntary organisation that aims to prevent as well as provide support around burnout and depression. The organisation fills important gaps in care through self-help circles held in various towns and cities, often with in hybrid format. Since a few months, I have been co-facilitating a circle in nearby Neuss.https://bvbud.de/
Luea Ritter and Nancy Zamierowski (Zam) truly embody their byline of Restoring, rewiring, wholing. I have joined two of their excellent Systemic Constellations for Societal Change courses and from time to time participate in the community practice sessions they facilitate. They are steadily buidling and supporting the kind of village we all need to be able to thrive, work I find crucial in these times. Luea and Zam are some of the most skilled facilitators I know and manage to seamlessly weave the subtle with the solid, creating trustable landing spots for those of us who are ready to explore what we sense but can't fully grasp yet.https://www.collectivetransitions.com
A transdisciplinary network working across art, science, nature and everyday life. Guided by the imperative grow your own worlds they create conditions, build tools, and facilitate the processes that encourage things to grow. They grow their own, cultivating minds, environments, organisations, collaborative techniques and governance structures. They grow worlds — immersive situations, participatory workshops, gameworlds, site-specific experiences and experiential scenarios.
I was an active member of FoAM through foam filfla, a studio I founded together with Johannes Buch.https://fo.am
A laboratory for the construction of experimental situations, Time’s Up have the mission to investigate the ways in which people interact with and explore their physical surroundings as a complete context. They use tools from the arts and design, mathematics, science and technology as well as sociology and cultural studies. I participated in several of Time’s Up’s workshops and facilitated panel discussions for their Practical Utopia Directorate. Encounters with Tim and Tina and the team are always a source of wonder, energetic creative input and real fun.https://timesup.org
Unfinished Art Space is an independent, artist-run, nomadic space, showing experimental and contemporary art in Malta. It is a sustainable, independent organisation, that believes in the development, creation and dissemination of contemporary art and artistic research and knowledge. It was born from a need for an independent, flexible and open curatorial project, working with contemporary and experimental visual artists in Malta. I absolutely love their work and most recently collaborated with them on Debatable Land(s). Founder Margerita Pulè is an amazing powerhouse I continue to learn so much from.https://www.unfinishedartspace.org
Johannes is my graphic design partner, through whom I offer clients services that help them present their work and ideas in the most beautifully effective way possible. He provides concept–driven services from Bookdesign, Webdesign, Exhibition Design, Retail Design, Photography to Typography mainly for culturally and artistic oriented institutions as well as individuals. Johannes’ work is always surprising and with just the right amount of edge and deeply collaborative. We have been working together for over 8 years and have collaborated on websites, publications, branding projects, exhibition design and more. Partner in crime for Parking Space Events, some joint projects also documented on The Amber Spark Instagram Pagehttps://johannesbu.ch
Led by Carl Atiya Swanson (he/him/his), Cast Consulting is about what’s next for you and your organization, based in creativity, collaboration and strategic thinking. Specializing in facilitation, planning, project management, and communications, Cast Consulting works at the intersection of art, enterprise, and organizational practice. Carl and I co-facilitated an (online and transatlantic) values process for Salzburg Global Seminar and Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron. I thoroughly enjoyed the balanced hosting dynamic we create together and am in anticipation of the next assignment we get to work together on.https://www.castconsulting.xyz/
Initiated by curator Maren Richter and artist Klaus Schafler, GoU is a multi-disciplinary project and research platform for collaborations in different spatial, geographical and geo-political settings. We first worked together on Fleeting Territories: Mapping Malta and more recently on Debatable Land(s), projects that brought art, facilitation, geography, writing and curatorial practices together. Collaborating with Maren, Klaus and the artists they work with is always an enlightening, adventurous and extremely fun experience I love to have.https://www.grammarofurgencies.net/
Not sure what words one can use to describe Niels other than say that he's a multi talented artist who pays a very high level of attention to everything he does, and creates lots of beauty. I have collaborated with Niels on photography, exhibition tech setups, video, sound and more. Some joint projects documented on The Amber Spark Instagram Page. Super grateful to be able to work with this shiny human.https://nielsplotard.work/
A non-profit organisation whose mission is to challenge current and future leaders to shape a better world. For 75 years, their retreat-like programs have provided a forum for global exchange and transformation. I was invited to attend the 2018 Forum for Cultural Innovators which was a transformative and extremely supportive ecosystem..
Aside from being an ongoing fellow I also co-facilitated the (online) 2020 Forum for Cultural Innovators and a values process for both Salzburg Global Seminar and Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron in 2021/22. This organisation does sterling and extremely impactful work that I am very proud to be a tiny part of.https://www.salzburgglobal.org/