a child sits on the floor holding a color pencil over a white sheet of paper

children’s drawings and RizbA

Here comes the first pilot study on RizbA and children’s drawings! Sarah Ladegast has investigated whether different developmental stages of children’s drawing can be measured using my rating instrument for two-dimensional pictorial works (RizbA). Spoiler: They can. The study is freely available as Open Access with Open Data and Open Methodology. Read more →

verschiedene Farbschichten auf weißen Untergrund

precarious equality in universities

It’s time for a critical comment on equality structures at small universities in Germany. In 2019, I was elected by the vote of all female university members (yes, the election regulations still see gender in a binary way) to be the equal opportunities representant of the HKS – University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Ottersberg. I am thankful for this trust that has been placed in me. This is one of the reasons why I would like to address structural deficiencies in my work and that of other equal opportunity representants. Read more →

performance situation: Simone's hands touching Kerstin's face, that is covered with confetti

what do I need you for?

Just in time for the end of my current third-party funding position at the HKS – University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Ottersberg, Raoul Pilcicki, Sara Schwienbacher and I just published our publication on new trans- and postdisciplinary in art and research. Among other positions, it includes my article on science as a critical stance: objectivity, feminist research and open science. The book is now digitally available as Open Access. Read more →

Regenbogenfarbene Neonleuchten vor dunklem Hintergrund

equality and diversity in a university context

As equal opportunities officer at the HKS – University of applied sciences and arts in Ottersberg, I recently conducted an online survey on equality and diversity at our university. The questionnaire and related materials are now freely available as Open Methodology. Read more →

the psychodynamics of creative design

My next print publication is out! In 2018 I held a workshop at the Sigmund Freud University Berlin at the congress Psychodynamics and creativity: Creative Arts Therapies in clinical fields of work. Now a conference proceedings has been published, in which you can also find my article. Read the preprint as Open Access. Read more →

finals: participants with art knowledge wanted

For my fourth and last study within my PhD project, I am once again looking for German speaking participants, who have an academic degree related to visual arts or are studying in this field at least in their 3rd semester. As a thank you, you can win vouchers. Read more →

fair language

As equal opportunities officer at the HKS – University of Applied Sciences in Ottersberg, I have created a new guideline for fair language. It is freely available and may also be used outside our university and as a suggestion for the creation of your own guidelines. Read more →

study art therapy

I am frequently asked two questions: whether I can recommend to study art therapy and where to do it. The first question is easy to answer: Yes. Art therapy is great and I would choose it again. The second question is addressed in this blogpost about universities with art therapy studies in Germany. Read more →

call: send me your picture

You like to draw or paint, but haven’t studied it? You don’t actually paint, but would like to try it out? You don’t like painting, but supporting research? Then participate and send me a picture you created! As a thank you, I am raffling two Avocadostore vouchers, each worth 20 euros, among all participants. Read more →