DATE
13 - 14 September 2021
LOCATION
VERN' UNIVERSITY
Zagreb, Croatia
KEY NOTE
Ms. Sarah Langnese, Kreativ Kultur Berlin
Ms. Janani Ramanathan, FWAAS

KEY NOTE

Ms. Sarah Langnese

Kreativ Kultur Berlin

Sarah Langnese is responsible for the diverse event sector at Kreativ Kultur Berlin – the Berlin advisory center for cultural and creative professionals. Her areas of expertise are training formats and information transfer. Before joining Kreativ Kultur Berlin in 2016, she was in charge of project management for EU-funded cooperation projects. She worked in the field of urban media art, at the interface of art and science, and on new formats. She is a communication pro, worked for the European culture channel ARTE and several marketing agencies in the field of tourism and cultural exchange. Sarah’s heart beats for the future of work, European exchange, new workshop and group formats, moderation, and virtual events.

Janani Ramanathan

Director, World University Consortium Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science

Janani Ramanathan is a Senior Research Associate at the MSS Research (MSSR) India, Director of World University Consortium, and a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science. She has spent over two decades in transdisciplinary research in Education and the Creative Arts. Guided by the belief that human security and sustainable development require better understanding of complex social, cultural, economic, and political processes, Ramanathan’s research mobilizes necessary knowledge on important public issues. At MSSR, she works with practitioners, policymakers, and academic researchers in the social sciences, humanities and natural sciences.

She is currently working on a project that studies the creative arts to gain a greater understanding of the theory of social development, which can then be applied consciously to catalyze social transformation. The Arts can provide unique insight into the process of evolution that governs the advance of society, civilization and culture. They offer greater depth of penetration because they can capture and portray the subjective psychological and social consciousness of individuals, society and life with far greater depth and realism than objective facts. This project is an endeavour to bring together the Arts and the Sciences in order to learn from the past, understand the present and anticipate, prepare for and shape the future.

Ramanathan is also a member of the Advisory Board of educational institutions in India, working to improve content and pedagogy in Indian schools and colleges, with a view to making learning contextual, collaborative, student-centered and more effective. She is a consultant to non-profit and business organizations, implementing strategies to improve their efficiency, profitability, and sustainable growth.