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Recycling E-Waste – What we can do to help

With more and more of our lives and businesses taking place online and requiring the use of electronic devices, there’s no end in sight to producing e-Waste. Wealthier countries unfortunately often enough just try to export the problems…

The Best Green Web Hosting Services 2021

Is your website already hosted by a green web host? Let's find out! If you have read my posts...

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

What a year this has been - again. On a personal level this year has allowed me for a lot of...

Living Joyfully

Taking a look at how to live joyfully. We are here today, every day, together – how do we make the best of it?

Taking a new path

Every morning we wake up, and every morning we have the choice: will we continue to do things the way we used to, or will we try something new?

How to Make the Right Decisions

To build a website involves making an enormous amount of decisions. Starting from the domain name, the web hosting service (go green!), to questions of style; colours, fonts and of course the content. What is the most…

Working For Yourself

Sometimes I can't even begin to explain how lucky I feel to be my own boss. Last weekend a friend,...

Can We Dance?

Wasn't it around this time of year one year ago that the first lockdown started? After a year of...

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Sustainable @work

How can we make changes in our day-to-day routines to make life and work more sustainable?

Why choose a green web host?

Estimates say that around 1-10% of all energy consumed worldwide is used to run the data centres...

Recycling E-Waste – What we can do to help

With more and more of our lives and businesses taking place online and requiring the use of electronic devices, there’s no end in sight to producing e-Waste. Wealthier countries unfortunately often enough just try to export the problems…

Green Energy

Who provides the energy for your home? Or for your office? If you haven't switched to a company...

The Best Green Web Hosting Services 2021

Is your website already hosted by a green web host? Let's find out! If you have read my posts...

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What is… ?

Feminist Design, what is the difference between corporate design and corporate identity? What is important to know?

What do Cookies do on my Website?

We’ve seen cookie banners pop-up on websites we visit, you’ve had to put in your preferences for this website, and you will have to deal with…

What is Digital Citizenship?

I’m sure you wonder: “What is digital citizenship and how can I get one?” The short answer is, if you read this you are a digital citizen. Different from…

What is Branding?

“Your brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room.” – Jeff Bezos “Your brand...

What is web hosting?

While I highly recommend choosing a Green Web Hosting Provider, because they are as reliable, fast...

What is holistic web design?

Holistic web design means to see the person, a business, an organization or event and to look at the whole system that surrounds…

What makes a good Web Hosting Provider?

There are three main factors when it comes to deciding who's a good web hosting provider: speed,...

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BEST PRACTICES DIRECTORY

Wonderful projects and people, implementing and inventing the changes we need to make this world a better place.

5 excellent Recycling Websites

What do Recycling Websites have to offer? While it was relatively easy to find great projects that...

4 Remarkable E-waste Recycling Companies

Here are four examples of people and initiatives that are already contributing to creating a solution for e-Waste in their area. Find out what it is that they do.

Recommendations

A selection of all-time favourites and classics as well as new releases – books, films & podcasts that have a lot to give

Brené Brown: Daring to Lead

We are all vulnerable. We’re all trying our best – no matter what topic or task we’re working on. It is good to have friends, family & colleagues to support one, but

Seth Godin

Seth Godin is a wonderful person to listen to and if you're interested, to hear from him more...

On Being Podcast

If you've never heard of the On Being Podcast, now is definitely the best time to go and check it...

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

Film: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)
The story of William Kamkwamba – a young schoolboy who builds a windmill to secure the survival of his family and the other villagers…

Inspirations

Standing on the shoulders of giants – learning from the best. Inspiring ideas from inspiring people.

“… but a lifetime to paint like a child”

Quote by Pablo Picasso: “…but a lifetime to paint like a child.”

It doesn’t matter where we look, what we hear or do, …

What do you work for?

“Think of something that you can do as opposed to all the things you can't do - and do that.” -...

Complex Problems & Simple Solutions

“...for every complex problem ther's a simple solution, and it's wrong.” - Umberto Eco I saw this...

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Verena is a web & media designer, anthropologist & coach.

On the blog she shares some practical tips and inspirations that can make it easier to make this world a better place & to grow your business - one small change at a time.

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Talks & Workshops

Some talks & workshops I have given. If you'd like to book me - send me a message

Still Looking for Freedom?

Still looking for freedom? – an artistic workshop with Verena Spilker Thursday 14th of January...

Talk & Workshop: Queer Art?

EU-Russia Civil Society Forum/ Гражданский Форум ЕС-Россия:"1989-2019. Reflecting Europe. Am...

Talk at Bed Talks Berlin

BedTalks Berlin - The Free Thinking FestivalLast year I got invited to participate at BedTalks...

Talk at Tallinn Feminist Forum

Tallinn Feminist Forum - Tallinna feministlik foorumThis November I’ll be travelling to Tallinn...

Talk + Exhibition: Whose Museum Malmö

Talk & Workshop: Queer Art? Whose Museum Malmö, 2019I can’t quite remember how the first...

Talk: Queer Art?

Talk & Workshop: Queer Art? ArtGora Forum Riga, 2019At:  ArtGora Forum Riga ◼︎ 10.-12.04.2019...

Talk: Identity in Germany

Talk: Identity in Germany 18.04.2019 at New York University, BerlinA discussion/conversation under...

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Press

Read or listen to some things that are important to me. There's some video too. If you'd like to talk to me - get in touch

Lola Magazine: Local Hero

Lola Magazine: Local Hero Local Hero: Verena Spilker On Elevating Opportunities for Artists in...

Interview: Siegessäule

Interview: Siegessäule Stirn bieten“Ich habe mich erniedrigt und hilflos geführt”, erzählt die...

Interview: Gay.ch

Interview: gay.ch Verena Spilker und ihr Projekt TQU: Vor neun Jahren hat Verena ein...

Pelican Bomb: Queer Traces

Interview: Pelican Bomb Queer Traces: Transnational Queer Underground’s #TheGalleryProjectBen...

Sleek Magazine

Interview: SLEEK MAGAZINE The Paltform Showcasing Queer Art From All Over The World Transnational...

Interview: FELGBT

Interview: FELGTB We talk with Verena, the creator of Transnational Queer...

Podcast: German journalist talks about collecting Queer Art with NoStrings

Podcast: NoStrings German journalist talks about collecting Queer Art with NoStrings  Verena...

lulu.fm

Podcast: lulu.fm Kunst verbindet - und das weltweit.Wir stellen euch heute NAchmittag das Projekt...

Vom Mainstream zum Underground – und zurück

Podcast: CouchFM Vom Mainstream zum Underground – und zurückQueere Musik ist kein neues Phänomen....

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Podcast Finding Freedom

Finding Freedom pt. I

Podcast - 28 people from around the world share their thoughts about freedom & Europe.

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