Hauxita Jergeschew, student of M.A. Visual and Media Anthropology, is all ready to go back to South America. Prior to her studies, she has already lived with indigenous people and thanks to Distance Learning, she will be joining the study group from the road in the upcoming semester. More about her experiences in the rainforest and the Andes she shared with us in this interview.
For her master's thesis in Visual and Media Anthropology Yumi Watanabe went to the Peruvian rainforest. She investigated the dreams that the Shipibo healers have during their trainings called dieta and analyzed them using scientific methodologies. In this interview, she talks about how she came across her research topic and her plans after her master studies.
Kristin Hessel (B.Sc. Media and Business Psychology at HMKW Cologne) was looking for a new challenge: She spent the last winter semester at Coventry University, an Erasmus partner university of HMKW. Here she tells us about exciting experiences, encounters with international students and how her semester abroad helped her in both personal and professional terms.
Maria Papadouli aims to become a curator after her studies. Her three-month internship at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin has already brought her a little closer to her dream. In the interview, she told us about the highlights and challenges of her internship as well as her studies in Visual and Media Anthropology.
Satoru Niwa has worked as a photojournalist before as well as alongside his master's degree in Visual and Media Anthropology. With his work, he wants to draw attention to urgent social issues. In his thesis, for example, he investigated socio-spatial exclusion and homelessness in his hometown Tokyo. What he gained from his studies and what he plans to do after his master's degree, he told us here.
Diving deeper into virtual realities: Hazel Jung (student of the Distance Learning program M.A. Visual and Media Anthropology) made this happen during her internship at a South Korean VR production company. What experiences did she gain there and what was a particular challenge for her? This and much more she tells in this interview.
From studying design to starting a fashion label: HMKW alumna Nida Temaj has taken a bold step into the future. Together with a friend, she founded FRANK BERLIN - a fashion brand that focuses on mental health issues. We talked with Nida about this exciting project and the highlights of her studies.
Everything fell into place perfectly for journalism student (and now graduate) Joël Pütz (M.A. Convergent Journalism, now: Digital Journalism): After his internship abroad at the online magazine Parlons Basket in Lyon, he was offered a job there and is now happy to have a permanent position as an editor. We asked him, among other things, what he particularly liked about his internship and what advice he would give other students for their own stay abroad.
Solomon Mekonen completed his master's degree in Visual and Media Anthropology at FU Berlin - and now teaches in the program himself. He has also recently taken up a PhD position in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Oslo and is researching the possibilities of participatory filmmaking. In this interview, he told us more about his career, his work as a filmmaker, and his formative time as a VMA student.