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Elisaveta Siomicheva – Questions

Which topic turns up again and again in your artistic activities?

Based on my training as a journalist and documentary film producer, I have always seen art as social practice. Since 2011, I have been working as a cultural manager and curator. My work often confronts me with the topic of privileges. Every human, every child is naturally talented and gifted. But often, society offers no opportunity and no favourable environment for individuals to realise their potential. Therefore, it is important for me to deal, for example, with the topic of migration.

What do you seek to achieve with your cultural education activities?

I hope that my cultural education work is contributing to world-wide justice, inclusion and peace. But I would at least like to achieve that all individuals believe in their uniqueness and express themselves freely.

What, in your view, is the essence of an artistic intervention in cultural education?

Presently, cultural education has a considerable potential to result in changes regarding the most important challenges. I am sure that both the education system and the educational concepts will have to undergo significant modifications. In this sense, art and artistic interventions in education can lead to inspirations, new approaches and new energy. I hope that artistic interventions are promoting interest in conventional knowledge and simultaneously offering new opportunities to get to know the world better.