Katharina Asbrock is the new Social Art and Communication’s Project Coordinator at WBC.
She has spent recent years working in Berlin’s political landscape, and was on the communications team at the Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees, and Integration at the Federal Chancellery (Bundeskanzleramt).
Katharina’s first encounter with the WBC, Jerusalem, Israel & Palestine was about 10 years ago – “and I was – stunned!” she remembers. Back then she was living three months as a volunteer in East Jerusalem, in the district of Silwan. This experience has paved her way back to the WBC: “It was a big challenge that taught me to always be open-minded and stay tenacious. And most importantly I realized that future visions need a safe space to grow.”
As a theatre science and comparative literature graduate, Katharina concentrates on building new collaborations with Palestinian and Israeli artists in order to conduct a rich array of the arts for the WBC. Furthermore, she aims to create a safe space that inspires and allows people with different backgrounds and from diverse cultures to connect through art.
“What may sometimes appear unattainable in political diplomacy can perhaps be achieved through the language of the arts”, she says.
Shaked Sabag-Barel is an artist and activist. “I know how difficult it can get to find performance and exhibition space here in Jerusalem, which is off the beaten track yet unique, inviting and inclusive”. She believes the WBC is a place that can provide the surrounding and space needed for that and she’s excited to join the Social Art team at the WBC.
Shaked is an actress and dancer, currently studying Dance Movement Therapy (M.A.A.T) in David Yellin Academic College of Education, Jerusalem. Prior to that she graduated in theatre studies at Tel Aviv University (2009-2012).
Katharina and Shaked are delighted to introduce their new program and start their season’s activities.
You are invited to follow us on our website, Facebook, and twitter – and if you are in Jerusalem, don’t miss out on the music program, exhibitions, performances or lectures. For cooperation, questions and inquiries, feel free to contact Katharina: