Portfolio — Merle Plachta
Affordable Art Fair Hambrug 2013
The Affordable Art Fair, a part of Ramsay Fairs London, promotes emerging artist and young galleries. The target group is a young crowd that should be introduced to collecting art. For this audience our project team designed a special cultural program during the art fair to add an extra value to the weekend. Our events were subdivided into ARTIST TALKS, an EDUCATION SPACE for kids and various creative WORKSHOPS. Amongst others we organized screen printing courses with German subculture artists or designed a kids entertainment program for the the youngest art lovers. The topic: ‘Art in digital times’.
Concept for a Cultural Programm
Two rivers, two cities but an interconnected future - YAMUNA.ELBE is a sustainable public art project about the two rivers Yamuna and Elbe in India and Germany. Under the auspices of Goethe-Institute / Max Mueller Bhavan I organized an international conference in New Delhi with scientists, activists, artists and urban planners from Germany and India to create an ongoing dialogue about river ecologies and threats of climate change. I also developed the marketing material (posters | flyers | program booklet | website).
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Public Art Yamuna.Elbe
Conference Organization, Print & Website
India Week Hamburg 2013
Project Management & Communications
This 10 day festival features Indian arts and culture, business, education and politics in the city of Hamburg. I conceptualized the marketing material (posters | flyers | program booklet | event map | outdoor ads), did the event scheduling as well the organization of press conferences and team meetings with the different stakeholders from diplomatic, political or from artistic background.
The Goethe-Zentrum is one of ten Goethe-Representations in India that promotes knowledge of the German language abroad and fosters international cultural cooperation. I worked as the cultural program coordinator developing different types of events (seminars | concerts | festivals | exhibitions | etc.). This work also included Press Relations, Social Media Management, Volunteer Recruitment and Print Production Management.
Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad (India)
Cultural Program Coordination
WHAT I'VE DONE