Eine Betonwand ist mit geometrischen länglichen Formen besprüht. Rechts und links davon stehen jeweils eine in Teilen flächig schwarz gemalte Betonsäule. Vor der Wand sind zwei schwarz gekleidete Personen. Die eine beugt sich rückwärts. Die andere rennt durch das Bild und ist nur unscharf abgelichtet. | A concrete wall is sprayed with geometric elongated shapes. To the right and left of it stand concrete columns painted black in parts. In front of the wall are two people dressed in black. One is bending backwards. The other runs through the picture and is only blurred photographed.

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op-up Institute for 2022. The foundation supports our current science communication project on schizophrenia, which is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. Read more →

vor einer mit schwarz und weiß besprühten Wand sind ebenfalls schwarze und weiße Gegenstände zu einer Komposition arrangiert | in front of a wall sprayed with black and white, black and white objects are arranged into a composition

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We’ve been to Marzahn and made art. On September 5/6, 2021, one of our subprojects of the Pop-up Institute met and worked together with spray chalk, gouache, charcoal, pigments and object trouvés in a production hall that will soon be demolished. Besides two experts with schizophrenia experience as well as two artists and creative arts therapists, Nina Wesemann cinematically accompanied us. Read more →

Ein Sofa steht vor einer gelben Wand. Darüber hängen gezeichnete Portraits | A sofa stands in front of a yellow wall. Above are drawn portraits


We can hardly believe it! With the Pop-up Institute we have just experienced not only a great kick-off meeting, our first project is now also being documented on film by Nina Wesemann. This is made possible by the Volkswagen Foundation, which in addition to funding our Pop-up Institute is also supporting the creation and distribution of the film. Read more →

The book "International advances in art therapy research and practice" lying on a brown and white patterned blanket

the emerging picture

Out now! In 2019 I presented my research at the Inaugural International Art Therapy Practice/ Research Conference at the Queen Mary University of London organized by the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) and the American Art Therapy Association (AATA). It was one of the best conferences I attended and I met wonderful new international colleagues. Now the conference preceedings book is published including my chapter, for which I provide you an Open Access preprint. Read more →

Eine silberne Klangkugel auf Steinboden, dahinter stehende eine Person mit Stativ und Kamera, eine stehende Person mit Kind sowie zwei sitzende Personen | A silver sound ball on stone floor, behind it standing a person with tripod and camera, a standing person with child and two sitting persons


Yay, our Pop-up Institute starts into the artistic phase! In the kick-off meeting on June 24/25, 2021, all collaborators met for the first time in Berlin to artistically work together. In the team: Experts with schizophrenia experience, experts in Creative Arts Therapies, visual arts, music, performance, dance and theater as well as a director and camerawoman. Read more →

art on the couch

Gerade war ich Gästin beim RADIO FOLKWANG, dem Podcast des Museums Folkwang, und habe dort mit Annika Schank und Sarah Bockting über die Sammlung, Psychologie, Kunsttherapie und Mental Health gesprochen. Dabei haben wir uns so gut unterhalten, dass es schnell mal zwei Stunden und daraus zwei Folgen wurden. Hört rein. Read more →

knowledge equity

Open ≠ equity. As a mentor in the Open Science Fellow Program and in collaboration with Wikimedia Germany, other mentors, and a fellow I created a learning unit on Knowledge Equity. It includes short video inputs on the Wikimedia Movement Strategy 2030, privilege and discrimination in research, inclusive education, social inequality in academia, and language diversity in research. Freely available as always. Read more →

eine einfarbige blaue Fläche / a solid blue surface

forum positions

Together with Raja Goltz and Lea Jungmann, I am organizing the Forum Positions in the summer semester 2021 at the HKS – University of Applied Sciences and Arts Ottersberg. The event offers exciting talks on arts, science, pedagogy, psychology and intersectionality. The talks are partly in German, partly in English, always digital, public and free of charge. Register and be part of it. Read more →

kreisförmige Zeichnung mit schwarzer Umrandung und farbiger Füllung in grün und magenta

nuremberg forum for art therapy and research

My colleagues Johanna Masuch and Leonie Antwerpen, with whom I just conducted a collaborative study, are planning a transdisciplinary conference on art therapy and research in September 2021, where I’m also invited as a speaker. All information on the Call for Posters and registration in this blogpost. Read more →

ein Haufen Buchstaben auf einem Scrabble Spielfeld / a bunch of letters at a Scrabble board playfield

awareness concept for digital events

In collaboration with Lea Jungmann and within my work as a lecturer and equal opportunities representant at the HKS – University of applied sciences and arts in Ottersberg, I just created an awareness concept for digital events. It contains recommendations regarding awareness persons, safer space breakout rooms, neo-/pronouns, terminology and more. Read more →