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Podcast Finding Freedom

Finding Freedom pt. I

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

Photography

Photography allows you to see things through somebody else’s eye. Quickly photos become historical documentation – a glimpse of how  things were at a certain time. This is how I saw things.

illustrations

Drawings, illustrations, exhibitions, publications.

BLOG

In 2020 started writing regular blog posts for Verena’s Design Studio. Things I’ve learned over the years a web and media designer, tips & tricks for your website and a sustainable work/life.

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?

Why choose a green web host?

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

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

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…

“… 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, …

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…

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…

Seth Godin

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

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 do you work for?

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

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

I love writing too, usually I don’t find enough time. These are some text I published/that got published.

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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About

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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Transnational queer underground

Transnational Queer Underground

I founded TQU in 2009, while I was living in Ukraine and preparing a talk on Queer Music to be held as part of the Gender Kritik lecture series at Leipzig University. It’s grown into an online platform full of great stories and art.

Verena’s Design Studio builds bespoke responsive websites, optimized for search engines, accessibility and sustainability. We design online presences that create positive change.

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