Where About Now: The attempt to find – both metaphorically and geographically – the contemporary zeitgeist. We interact with places as if we live there temporarily – through culture, through subject matter, through time. Those who join us will become part of each city’s own story.
We are a platform for a younger audience who are interested in the active and responsible enjoyment of art, culture and travel, and who enjoy unconventional perspectives that transcend the major art world sights and sites. We stand for the idea of Slow (Culture) Travel – a sustainable approach to art and culture through active and participatory formats with local creatives.
It is through networking, alliances and synergies that we see a lot of potential in peripheral spaces. We research on site and in detail to find unexpected and interesting aspects to explore, so that we can build a thematic framework for each of our journeys or your destinations.
The visual experience of a place through its art enables us to sharpen our vision and gain a more intuitive, abstract view into the subjects we explore within our travels. We always start and end with an inquiry towards cultural understanding, which then leads back to a certain art historical theme and forth to a contemporary phenomenon.
Our work provides diverse and contrasting elements with which to make new discoveries. We incorporate thoughtful approaches, aesthetic pleasure and personal fulfillment, all arranged to encourage a deeper understanding of the world and our place therein.
Perceptions and experiences are actively acquired through workshops, talks and private meetings with creatives, experts and other fellow explorers who will share both personal views and local perspectives.
Travelers are invited to make their own social network, viewpoints and insights part of the collective journey. Be it taking over a farmhouse kitchen, cooking dinner for the group, or giving a lecture on an interesting phenomenon along the route, we welcome you to become part of the journey yourself.
We believe in the importance of building new and supporting existing communities. Our small travel groups create a personal atmosphere, encouraging everyone to engage and communicate with each other and their destination and feel they are part of a community.
Participants receive a ‘reader’ containing in-depth contextual information about their destination, allowing them to prepare for their trip develop a deeper understanding of their location.
Our online journal offers depth and context on our destinations, our network of collaborators, and our hosts. In addition, it highlights interesting cultural phenomena and embodies our approach to art in travel and travel in art.
Having grown up in a hotel in Salzburg, Austria, NADJA VON BUSECK has been a part of the tourism industry for her entire life. She studied the history of art, the theory of photography, and cultural management in Berlin, London, and Vienna, but left academia during her PhD on contemporary dance photography. After gaining international experiences in art and travel – from interning at a gallery in Buenos Aires to managing exclusive culture trips – she decided to follow her own vision and FOUNDED Where About Now in Berlin in late 2017.
ANDREA MARINKOVITS is a trained Art Manager and Educator, whose focus lies on dialogic ART MEDIATION. She holds an MA in Exhibition and Museum Design and has worked for high profile art institutions and art galleries including the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the Venice Biennale, the Hermann Nitsch Museum in Austria, and Peres Projects in Berlin.
Since 2017, Andrea has been working as an independent advisor, leading workshops and organizing art related events.
BRYN VEDITZ is an American researcher and writer based in Berlin. She studied Art History and German Literature in Boston and graduated with a master’s degree in HISTORICAL URBAN STUDIES from the Technische Universität Berlin. Having lived in cities large and small from New York to Cologne to Grenoble to Santa Fe, Bryn's work is influenced by her fascination with the intertwining layers of history and art that are embedded in everyday urban public space.
GÖKSU KUNAK (Ankara, 1985) a.k.a Gucci Chunk is a writer based in Berlin and contributing EDITOR of our online journal. Göksu contributes to several magazines and blogs such as frieze d/e, Berlin Art Link, sleek, Freunde von Freunden and has conducted interviews with various artists etc. such as Hito Steyerl, Meg Stuart, Hanne Lippard, Annemie Vanackere. Ze is working on zir Ph.D. on queer chronopolitics in relation to performance and contemporary dance.
In addition to our core team, we work with an international PROFESSIONAL NETWORK and with carefully selected travelers. Our cooperation partners come from the fields of art, architecture, design, travel, journalism, tourism and niches we like.