fascinated by human behavior, technology, and exploration. passionate about building communities that empower people to take collaborative action on their ideas for a better world.
third culture kid at home in innovation, entrepreneurship, startups, social business, and sustainability. background in music, marketing, events, and making shit happen.
global nomad, eternal optimist, design thinker, open-sourcerer, culture junkie/hacker, relentless hustler, event hopper, berlin aficionado, music lover, explorer, sailor, biker, semi-veggie.
below some projects & engagements.
MakeSense is a rapidly growing, global open-source community of passionate individuals who use their skills, knowledge and connections to tackle business, design and technology challenges of social entrepreneurs. We are building community around ‘learning through giving’ for the digital age.
Founded 2011 in Paris, we opened MakeSense Berlin in summer 2011 and developed it with zero income into one of the most active hotspots of this global network, contributing to numerous innovations adapted by other regions – most notably the SenseCamp.
SenseCamp is an unconference for social entrepreneurship and innovation, curated by the global MakeSense network. Launched in 2012 in Berlin, SenseCamps have happened all over the world, from São Paulo to Singapore, and have featured speakers such as Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Liam Black, Charles Eisenstein, or Rodrigo Baggio.
This year, SenseCamp Berlin is happening from July 24-26.
Silent Climate Parade
The Silent Climate Parade is one of Germany’s largest annual climate marches. It is a Silent Disco parade with wireless headphones and DJs on electric cars, creating a quiet space in the city with dancing people raising awareness about the climate problem. We are not aggressive or moralizing: We create a space that is so beautiful that it inspires people to join us and become part of our movement.
We have been iterating this new form of demonstration since 2010, inspiring a group in Mainz to start an SCP there. Funded through crowdfunding & on-location contributions, in 2014 we counted 4000 people joining.
A culture of sharing ist part of my DNA and I frequently speak at events, host workshops, coach teams, and advise on projects. These engagements have taken me all over the world, e.g. India, Italy, Germany, France, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, UK, and the US.
I co-authored a book on how to start projects effectively, ‘Phase 0 – How to Make Some Action’.