Reliable, comprehensibly collected data describe the status quo, help to identify the need for change and justify measures to be taken.
Statistics and Studies
You want to know the age distribution of the villains in TV top cop dramas, and who composed the music for feature films of the past decade, or how many plays by women were premiered at German theatres? You ask how high is the proportion of men in the crews of television and cinema films, how many women and men can be found on your company website and whether social diversity is represented?
In addition to regularly working on topics of my own choosing, I also undertake commissioned research regularly: In 2022, for example, I did a 3-departments analysis of the competitions of 12 German film festivals 2019-21, as well as the Series Report 2022 on the participation of writers in the creative positions of German series 2017-21.
You want to organize a conference or an open day. You are planning an image film or a new online presence, brooding over texts and photo material. I would be happy to support you by looking at your concept through the lens of gender and diversity and by drawing your attention to potential for change. I help you to detect stereotypes and replace them with more open ways of thinking.
You want to achieve change, but don’t yet know how? Sometimes thinking outside the box leads to unconventional ideas. Let’s brainstorm, find out what makes sense and what is possible. What ,everyone is doing’ does not have to be the best solution for really everyone. Look beyond the horizon!
Together we will find the right way for you to test methods and approaches for their applicability in a specific case and to introduce them in you processes.
I regularly present my findings in lectures, articles, interviews, on panels and at conferences. They also appear in my bilingual blog SchspIN – An Actress’s Thoughts.