010 Key Performance Indicators

Cherry blossoms, Ebay Kleinanzeigen and Forbes Under 30 Europe 2021

Hi friends,

how do you measure success if no one is watching? Or is the principle of success even over for the time being?

There are a few things to digest lately and there is so little capacity to decompress. Over the whole month of March though, I finally found a remedy that worked. I woke up early in the morning, hopped on the mat and sat with it. Didn’t always go down like butter but for the first time of trying new tricks to soothe the mind, the benefits of these sessions were exposing themselves so clearly, they made you want it every morning, every (work) day.

More resilience, more calm, more inner happiness and peace. By just sitting with it (and perhaps with a little help of soft stretches and breathings) 😇 You get the idea.

Good news is, this can also be for you! Check out the second session of the course, starting this Monday April 12th, here (and get a little discount as well).

See you on the mat, peeps, and have a lovely weekend

Yours, Julia 🌸

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📝 LINKS

  • Article Iconic all-round talent of words and content curation Hanya Yanagihara wrote a long read about “Japan in bloom” back in 2019: “In the West, we may live with the idea of the self; in Japan, one lives with the idea of the elements that surround the self — the sky and the sea and the forest and the earth, their colors and scents and flavors.” (LINK)

  • Article Everything must go! This humorous praise of “Ebay Kleinanzeigen” by Lina Muzur, CEO of Hanser Berlin during daytime and avid second hand seller in her limited free time, spoke from my heart. So much joy has come from giving away preloved pieces online in the past during the online version of the hey woman! flea market, seeing customers being super happy about their deals and once in a while meeting individuals from all possible backgrounds when they pick up their treasures in person (LINK, German only)

  • Video “The Life Of A Rebel” interview series features role model and entrepreneur Babba Canales, former Co-Founder of the marketing agency bybabba, who recently launched her “clean hair care brand for all hair types, rooted in Latinx heritage” Ceremonia. Enjoyed listening to her story and her impeccable drive for building and making things (LINK)

  • Article The concept of being a #Girlboss might be over, they say. Women’s leadership is undergoing a redefinition (LINK

  • News The Forbes Under 30 Europe 2021 list strikes again, where young inspirational individuals are awarded for their progressive and innovative work. Loved to discover Katy Hessel (26), an art historian/curator who runs the self explanatory Instagram account @thegreatwomenartists and Mareike Peters (24), Co-Founder of Naturkosmetik München - congratulations! (LINK)

  • Movie You rarely see (theater) actress and wonder talent Sophie Rois in films, on screen. BUT “Weitermachen, Sanssouci” is now available at rbb`s mediathek, also featuring Maryam Zaree and Sarah Ralfs (LINK, German only)

  • Podcast Metabolism, sentience, homeostasis, evolution: What does it mean to be a living thing? Listened to these insightful thoughts by science author Carl Zimmer twice this week (LINK to podcast, LINK to equally interesting article about his book)

  • Music Foundation Beyeler in Basel went for a progressive, immersive experiment and hosted a virtual rave with DJ Dixon. Didn’t turn out too bad and was somehow refreshing (LINK)


📚 BOOKS

There is not just one category for the texts that British writer and critic Olivia Laing produces. She is a sharp observer of her surroundings, which is why this collection of stand alone essays and articles for the art magazine Frieze is a pure delight. In “Funny Weather. Art in an Emergency”, she examines the role of art and culture for our political and emotional lives. She analyses oeuvres by Agnes Martin or Georgia O’Keeffe and reviews books by Maggie Nelson (“The Argonauts”), Chris Kraus (“I love Dick”), Deborah Levy (“The Cost of Living”) or Sally Rooney (“Normal People”). If you are into getting lost in a collection of smart thoughts for a few hours - this is your pick.

(…) This makes art sound like a magic bullet, which should reorganise our critical and moral faculties without effort, while simultaneously obliterating free will. Empathy is not something that happens to us when we read Dickens. It’s work. What art does is provide material with which to think: new registers, new spaces. After that, friend, it’s up to you.I don’t think art has a duty to be beautiful or uplifting, and some of the work I’m most drawn to refuses to traffic in either of those qualities. What I care about more, and what forms the uniting interest in nearly all the essays and criticism gathered here, are the ways in which it’s concerned with resistance and repair.


📌 PIN BOARD

Jobs (all m/f/d & in Berlin or currently remote)

  • Little Sun, Digital Manager, full-time // Tasks: Roll out the brand online, manage editorial calendars, execute donor campaign outreach (LINK)

  • Stiftung Oper in Berlin // Several jobs from dressers to prop managers and soprano singers (LINK)

  • Alice App, Senior Social Media Manager, full-time // About the company: Tailored and jargon-free financial education and intuitive tools to help women achieve their saving and investing goals (💪🏻) Tasks: Looking for a talented storyteller that starts engaging conversations and grow an active community (LINK)


📆 CALENDAR

  • Monday, April 12th, 19.30h // Book presentation “Zart und frei. Vom Sturz des Patriarchats” by Carolin Wiedemann, hosted by Maxim Gorki Theater (LINK)

  • Friday, April 16th, 19h // Bertold Brecht Symposium at Berliner Ensemble Following their latest stage interpretation of the acclaimed play “Dreigroschenoper”, this is the second out of three panels that investigate on the relevance of the author today. Topic: “Old views on new capitalism” (LINK)


👯‍♀️ FRIENDS

You might be tired of your white walls by now or of the art that is hanging on it. Klosterfelde Edition launched their online shop and they offer affordable works by Hanne Darboven, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Kasia Fudakowski that might suffice as a welcomed change. And a broad selection of 54 noteworthy publications to stock up your library can be found online as well (LINK)


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