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 →

PAINT study: participants with expertise in visual arts wanted

My colleague Johanna Masuch and her interdisciplinary study team at the geriatrics at Klinikum Nuremberg are conducting the large-scale PAINT study on the effects of art therapy. I am very happy to cooperate with Johanna. The current study uses the questionnaire I developed for image analysis and associated materials in terms of Open Methodology. Read more →

free image databases

I finally wrote this blog post, which I intended to do for a long time and which discussions with my former mentor Ina Blümel and my fellow fellow Rebecca Kahn in the Open Science Fellows Program inspired me to do. This is about free digital image databases for visual art and contains a list of various databases. Read more →

RizbA for really everyone

My rating instrument for two-dimensional pictorial works (RizbA) can now also be used by experts from other disciplines than the visual arts, e.g. psychologists, pedagogues and researchers. The validation study was carried out by Julia Jerusalem at the Witten/Herdecke University and is freely accessible as Open Access with Open Data. The extended questionnaire is now also freely available. Read more →