The team of kulturen in bewegung introduces itself!


Under our names you will find information about how we like to be addressed and which pronouns we use. With this we want to set a good example and point out that the gender identity of people cannot be determined by their names or their outward appearance. Gender-appropriate language is important and in this spirit we are looking forward to a lively, respectful communication with you!

Galina Baeva 

Pronouns: she/her
Tel.: +43 1 713 35 94 - 68  
baeva@remove-this.vidc.org

is divisional manager at kulturen in bewegung, where she is responsible for coordination, conception and finances.

Employed as project coordinator in the associations maiz and das kollektiv/ Linz. Former member of the KUPF OÖ editorial staff and the City Cultural Advisory Board of the City of Linz. Co-founder of "kültüř gemma! City Culture Support Program".
She has a bachelor’s degree in art science and philosophy at the KTU in Linz and at the Università degli Studi di Firenze as well as a master’s degree in media and cultural theory at the University of Art in Linz.

Maria Herold

Pronouns: she/her
Tel.: +43 1 713 35 94 - 61 
herold@vidc.org

works for kulturen in bewegung as project manager and a consultant for music, art and cultural education with focus on gender issues.

She studied musicology at the University of Vienna, completed a course in music economics at the FH Kufstein and the IKM Vienna, manages the music space and label Sendeschluss, co-curated the festival Indigo City - Die Stadt danach as well as the Art-Space Feldversuch - a temporary space for artistic experiments and is an active musician in various projects. In the field of sound art she was active for many years at the international radio radia.fm.
Since 2013 she works at the VIDC, first in the administration and since 2015 at kulturen in bewegung, where she realizes and supervises projects like Reumannblast - Street Art Festival, Amadinda Sound System, Disothering - Beyond Afropolitan and other labels and Fem*Friday. 

Marissa Lôbo 

Pronouns: she/her
Tel.: +43 1 713 35 94 - 28 
lobo@remove-this.vidc.org

at kulturen in bewegung, Marissa Lobo is responsible for art and cultural mediation projects with a focus on gender, LGTBQI+, anti-racist and decolonial practices. For more than a decade she worked as the curatorial director of the cultural section of MAIZ a self-organized collective of and for migrants.

She is currently the co-founder and artistic director of "kültüř gemma! Stadtkulturförderungsprogramm". As well as the head curator and artistic director of “Night School”, a project which lives at the interface of art practice and education. 
Marissa Lobo holds a master's degree in post-conceptual art and is currently a doctoral candidate in the PhD program of Philosophy at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Gaby Pflügl

Pronouns: she/her
Tel.: +43 1 713 35 94 - 59 
pfluegl@remove-this.vidc.org

is active in kulturen in bewegung

She is the director of the biennial Austrian and international clown women's festival clownin and a founding member of the theatre super.nova. She is also director, dramaturg, technician, stage manager, head of the artistic office at Theater Brett; Theater der Jugend, dietheater Wien and works with various independent theatre groups.  
She has a master's degree in theatre, film and media studies with a combination of German, philosophy and art history from the University of Vienna.

Horst Watzl

Pronouns: he/him
Tel.: +43 1 713 35 94 - 92 
watzl@remove-this.vidc.org

has been working for kulturen in bewegung since 1995 and is responsible for the music department and the service centre.

He is one of the founders of kulturen in bewegung. He was involved in the conception, programming and organisation of information and cultural festivals (Sura Za Africa, Onda Latina, Ke Nako Africa, moving cultures, Nosso Jogo ...), exchange programmes, numerous tours of groups (e.g. Druk Revival/Bhutan, Ethiopian Azmaris, Mabulu/Mosabmik and many more) in Austria as well as in the conception and realisation of exhibitions, film days and workshops. Before that he worked on the establishment of a multicultural centre in Vienna. Project trips took him to Southeast Asia and East Africa.
He studied journalism and communication sciences and political science at the University of Vienna.

Yasmin Yazdian

Pronouns: she/her
Tel.: +43 1 713 35 94 - 62
yazdian@remove-this.vidc.org

is responsible for press and public relations at kulturen in bewegung.

She studied theater, film and media studies at the University of Vienna and moved to Barcelona for her master's degree in arts and cultural management at the International University of Catalonia.
In addition to her studies, she worked as a trainee director at the Bronski and Grünberg Theater in Vienna, gained experience in social media with Erika Lust in Barcelona and worked as an advertising model in Austria.