Vera-Maria Glahn

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The Handbook of Non-Toxic Leadership in the Creative Industries


Vera-Maria Glahn is a creative facilitator, strategist and leader with nearly 20 years of experience in digital art and brand experience.


In her talk Vera will speak about the creative industry that values excellence and creative genius above all else: Do we talk enough about how we do things? Vera-Maria Glahn believes we don’t. Her project, The Handbook of Non-Toxic Leadership in the Creative Industries, is a collaborative compendium of methods and mechanisms for founders, creative leaders and artists in the form of an online glossary that grows in real time.


In a time that faces more radical, fast-paced and intersecting socio-economic, technological and environmental challenges than any before it, Vera believes in the power that designers and artists can unleash in processes of change and innovation – and in our responsibility to use it well.


After early exposure to media arts and experimental design as an assistant curator and project manager in the European festival circuit, and at the Kassel School of Art and Design in Germany, Vera co-founded FIELD.IO as an independent creative studio exploring digital art, generative design, and new formats of brand experience.


Vera-Maria will speak at the Forward Festival Hamburg in April. Next to her, you will be able to hear Creatives like Erik Kessels, Charlotte Rohde, GRILLI TYPE and many more.