I am an arts person and visual part of anything I deal with is very important. When I joined Iare Pekhit, I tried to transform the organization’s look into something appealing and inspiring for ordinary people. I wanted to create a vibe of an action I would join myself.With Iare Pekhit, creating social art has urged me to leave my comfort zone and become an active contributor to the city that I live in.
Art Projects Curator
Walking is a lifestyle for me. On a daily basis, when strolling in the streets of my hometown I evidence the problems facing us.In my opinion, the synthesis of civil activism and public arts that I saw at Iare Pekhit gives a great opportunity for transforming and developing urban spaces through arts. As I am an Arts Curator working at Iare Pekhit allows me to contribute to the development and improvement of public spaces.
Before I even finished my studies I started working as an accountant. I like what I do, because every day, I get to deal with entirely different spheres. I constantly try to develop professionally and become an international level specialist. I learned English specifically to be able to learn UK style audit, now I am studying American style audit.I am an active pedestrian and like to walk whenever I can afford it. We all walk, we are all pedestrians.
I believe in finding new and better ways to tackle development issues. That is why I joined Iare Pekhit. I enjoy working with people, engaging and connecting innovative citizens, and create space for cooperation between citizens, civil organizations and government. I am originally from the Netherlands, but I have lived in 7 different countries.The world is my neighborhood. And my neighborhood should be a safe, green place where everyone enjoys the same rights.
I like to work in a non-standardized environment, where people's creativity is encouraged and nurtured.That's why I chose to contribute to the fields that I cared most about: human and children's rights, civic education. These series of experiences lead me to join Iare Pekhit in 2014. I really enjoy being part of the organization, whose values I fully share. I believe Tbilisi deserves a second chance to become a city where people’s needs are met and their voices are heard.
I view challenges as opportunities and take great pleasure in finding creative solutions.In 2012, I took over Iare Pekhit and today I am very proud of the progress we have made. I think, Tbilisi has a strong potential to feel just as liberating and supportive of human interaction as any European city. My main motivation is turning this vision into reality, by influencing community-oriented decisions and involving ordinary citizens like me in buildingthe city of their dreams.