Track 3: Access

05.03.2020 - 05.03.2020

Can digital enable new talent to thrive in our institutions?

In this track we hear from new voices who are trying to create change from the ground-up in arts organisations, publishing and public broadcasting. We will explore fundamental questions like – What does it mean to become more diverse? How can we support new talent to thrive?


The White Pube

The White Pube is the collaborative practice of artists Gabrielle de la Puente and Zarina Muhammad under which they write criticism, exhibit, and curate. It is based at and on Instagram and Twitter. Since its launch in October 2015, The White Pube (TWP) have gained an international readership and an involved social media following due to their success in diversifying the identity of the art critic and empowering two writers as working class and a woman of colour. TWP write to demand artistic quality from practitioners and institutions, decolonise and democratise gallery audiences, and encourage subjective criticism as an accessible and relevant form of art writing.

Milly Reilly
Literary Agent, Jo Unwin Literary Agency

Milly has been at the Jo Unwin Literary Agency for three years. She started out as an assistant for Jo, and for the past year she has been actively building her own list of fiction and non-fiction authors. Prior to publishing, Milly worked at a charity called First Story, which sets up creative writing programmes in schools.

Sonja Duschek
Head of Archive, Hessicher Rundfunk

With a background in Information Sciences Sonja has spent the last 12 years working as an information specialist and a project manager. In 2019 she was appointed in a joint leadership position to explore change and digitalisation at the Archive department at Hessischer Rundfunk, the public broadcaster for the German federal state of Hesse. Sonja believes that archives are a vital resource for journalists to create meaningful content for digital platforms. She would love to increase access to the archives, to overcome copyright issues and provide a benefit for the public good.


Isabel Cébrian
Etopia Center for Art & Technology

With a background in journalism, Isabel works as a copywriter and Cultural Manager. This includes collaborations with the private, public and voluntary sector to develop digital content and communication strategies. Since 2014, she’s organised cultural activities in Zaragoza. This includes a program to promote critical reading at the Social Center and Bookshop La Pantera Rossa, and the collective curation of Chavalas ZINE – an exhibition of fanzines made by women (Biblioteca Cubit, Zaragoza, 2014). Since 2016, Isabel has collaborated with Etopia Center for Art & Tech and the smARTplaces project to produce projects such as  Piloto Rojo, a cycle of monthly meetings with creators at the intersection of analog and digital; the Dance and New Media Lab and Conecta – the second smARTplaces conference on audiences and mediation.