“A job that lets me grow in many ways!”
Marthe Nehl, Doctoral student
"My research is rather a niche at the department and addresses processes and practices of organizing in the cultural sector. "
“ISM is so many things and first of all a group of very different people with different disciplinary backgrounds, research areas and experiences. As for now, that has been very enriching and, despite the communication being mainly digital at the moment, I am glad for all the unexpected situations in which I encountered friendly and supportive colleagues.
My research is rather a niche at the department and addresses processes and practices of organizing in the cultural sector. With a focus on Europe, I am especially interested in the everyday practices of self-organized and independent organizations, in their ways of engaging, but also contesting, policy making, and the question of how all of these aspects come together in cities, as the spaces we collectively use and inhabit.
One week is never like the other. What I learned is that healthy routines make room for good work to happen and my challenge is basically to keep them up. While I am mainly alone at home in our small apartment, I am glad to have digital hang outs several times a week with changing but familiar faces to co-write, discuss each other’s work in progress, or simply to fulfil social needs. It is good to feel that we are all in this together! And overall I am grateful to have a job in these times, and especially one that lets me grow in so many ways.”