Where have I been?
I was born in Communist Romania and educated during the country’s transition to Capitalism. After receiving a BA in Human Geography, my professional journey involved eight years in the events and experiential marketing industry.
I experienced a 360° business perspective in both corporate top management and entrepreneurial roles, retaining as a sole constant the ability to be inspired by and to inspire change.
In 2013 I joined MA Innovation Management at Central Saint Martins in London because I wanted to learn how to better challenge the status quo and overcame entrenched beliefs. Paraphrasing French art critic—Nicolas Bourriaud—I wanted to learn to de-program in order to reprogram.
Since the Thatcher-Reagan economic era of the late 1970s, continuing with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the 2000s Internet Revolution, major societal shifts encouraged the processes of human individualisation, dissolution of the community and exclusion of vulnerable individuals.
Bridging Catherine Malabou’s Brain Plasticity (a claim that human brain possesses a continuous transformative potential), with Alexander Galloway’s Protocol (a management platform responsible for openness, multiplicity of connections, and contingency in Internet’s architecture), my research explores the possibility of a resistive modus operandi in the process of accelerating community and collective consciousness forming.
Where am I going?
Internationally. Hopefully, one sign will direct me to a second, then a third and that will help to establish a chain of mutually interconnected forms and dialogues leading to a better and sustainable future for us all.