Common Knowledge starts spring with the Perfect Pitch. Gain the skills to present yourself, your project and your ideas during CK#7 on March 26 at Brusselsestraat 84, Maastricht.
CK#7 starts with a workshop in the morning on presentation. Daan Wierenga (Coach&Co) will focus on the pivotal elements of a perfect appearance and delivery such as voice, melody, body language and content. You implement everything immediately by presenting yourself or by giving feedback to your peers. The workshop gives you all the skills and must-have knowledge to effectively pitch yourself.
Skills you can immediately put to use in the evening during the personal talks with experts from the cultural field. Bring along your portfolio, if you feel like, and be ready to share your ideas and projects to get the best feedback. Missed the morning workshop? Daan Wierenga is there to introduce the experts and give her tips and tricks for a great pitch. Afterwards you get the chance to talk with the different experts one-on-one.
Pitch Workshop | 11.00-13.00 | Brusselsestraat 84
Daan Wierenga | Coach&Co | Personal coach
Daan Wierenga is Coach&Co. Coach&Co thinks self-reliance is the most important aspect for the well-being of people, organizations and working together. It requires you to make clear choices that shape your live. Knowing yourself, having confidence, independence and social skills are essentials here. Coach&Co strives to teach you self-reliance. Feeling, thinking and acting in balance with the social context of your living and work environment.
Pitch & Talk | 19:30 – 22.00 | Brusselsestraat 84
Thierry van Biesen | Thierry van Biesen | photographer
“I am a creative artist who uses photography and animation to express my vibrant uplifting and optimistic views on life. Born and raised in Lebanon to a Belgian father and a Lebanese/Egyptian mother, I integrate both cultures in my work and have developed a need for colors, energy and movement in my imagery that translates very well into my vision of motion. I always strive to have a different angle on the visual representation of ideas. My work has been published in several magazines and newspaper such as Tank, Elle Japan, Figaro Madame, Cosmo, Zink, Marie-Claire, New York Time and Le Monde.” For more info visit Thierry’s website!
Alexandre Dalechtine | D + T project gallery | gallerist
With a solid background in art history, architecture and marketing, currently I am more focussed on gallery side within the contemporary art field. I acquired over 10 years of experience in the Contemporary Art field, by focusing on publishing (catalog production, editorial, market research, interviews), exhibition making (within institutional, private and commercial spaces), fund raising and sales, gallery management, art production (from model making to life size realization) and marketing (collaboration with luxury brands). In the last 5 years I enriched my experience in PR, events and hospitality business.
Bert Pieters | DIFT + De Invasie | design & public communication
Bert Pieters plays with words, numbers and ideas. He has a thing for language and creativity, he analyses statistics and transforms them into competitive strategies. ‘Think differently’ is his motto. Bert Pieters is one of the three founders of De Invasie vzw. Next to De Invasie he runs his own communication studio, DIFT, and gives regular lectures on start-ups and the obstacles they meet.
Joost Gijselman | Joost Art Services | event manager in the arts
“I am event manager in the arts specializing in fairs, auctions and selling exhibitions.” In 2010 he started Joost Art Service, company aimed at marketing artists and their art through the organization of art exhibitions and events, but also developing social media strategies and building customized websites. ”Currently I am working on a new gallery/event space next to the Rijks Museum. Always looking for interesting concepts to develop and/or produce.”
Nicole Maurer & Boy Bastiaens | Maurer United + Stormhand | architecture, design, media, urbanism
Maurer United is known for investigating and redefining the borders of the architecture design-field, resulting into architecture, design, media and urbanism projects on various scales. Their works – architecture, public spaces, interior design and art installations – have been realized all around the world, i.e. the Netherlands, Germany, USA and China. Independent graphic designer / art director Boy Bastiaens creates identities. He works across the fields of art direction, graphic design, illustration, packaging, product design, retail design and interactive media. A versatility that allows him to develop innovative multidisciplinary concepts that are characterized by a highly effective outcome.
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