Where About Now develops trips which turn geographical space into mind space. 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.
Every trip 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.
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 our travels relate to. We always start and sometimes end with an inquiry towards cultural understanding, which then leads back to a certain art historical theme and forth to a contemporary phenomenon.
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 it yourself.
Small travel groups (max. 15 participants) create a personal atmosphere, encouraging everyone to engage and communicate with each other and feel they are part of a community.
Before each trip, participants will receive a ‘reader’ containing in-depth contextual information about their destination, allowing them to prepare for their trip and dig a little deeper in regards to their location.
Our online magazine offers background information on our trips and our network of collaborators and hosts. In addition, it conveys WAN'S essential features and outlines our approach to art in travel and travel in art.
Nadja grew up in the tourism industry in Salzburg, Austria. She studied the history of art, the theory of photography, and dance studies in Berlin, London, and Vienna, but left academia during her PhD on contemporary dance photography. After gaining international experiences in the arts –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 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 is an American researcher, writer, and translator 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 is fascinated by the intertwining layers of history and art that are embedded in everyday urban public space; and it is these aspects of place that Bryn is excited to explore within the Where About Now context.