Carolin Krahn

Music and cultural mediator, Research Fellow at the Max Weber Foundation in Rome, moderator, lecturer

What drives you?
Curiosity about intercultural encounters, a passion for well-prepared content, a sense of creative scope and new perspectives on structures for the common good.

The best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Trust your intuition!

What are you learning right now that you’re not so good at yet?
Calmly and clearly put sexism in its place.

What would you change if you had the power to do so?
Designing socially fairer, more attractive working structures in the scientific and cultural sector and, in particular, abolishing precarious employment.

Which superheroine power would you like to have?
Get good thoughts into text form without detouring via a writing instrument.

Carolin Krahn

Music and cultural mediator, Research Fellow at the Max Weber Foundation in Rome, moderator, lecturer

As a multilingual, internationally trained expert in Italian music culture, intercultural communication and content-oriented project design, Carolin Krahn always works across disciplinary, institutional and national boundaries: thematically variable, from the initial idea to the implementation and moderation of professional workshops and high-profile events for a wide audience. In addition to her extensive, award-winning research and teaching experience in the humanities at leading institutions in Europe (most recently in Vienna and Rome), Harvard and Stanford, she holds a doctorate in musicology and a master’s degree in cultural mediation and management from the University of Music in Detmold. She also has professional training in stage presence and presentation techniques. Her book on transnational image building and Italian clichés was published by Hollitzer Verlag in 2021. 15 years of practical experience in interdisciplinary and international work contexts have led to cooperation with numerous educational and cultural institutions in the public sector: from leading foundations to professional symphony orchestras, opera and concert halls, festivals or museums to radio stations and print media in Germany, Austria and Italy.

Topics

Music and cultural history of Central and Southern Europe, especially with reference to the Italian cultural area in international contexts (from 1800 to the present), music and science mediation, image building and cultural branding, international education systems in comparison (Germany, France, USA, Austria, Italy / public and private general universities and music academies), international music and cultural institutions (opera, theater, concert halls, classical music festivals, museums), precarious work in cultural institutions and science, structural problems in science (main topics: Bullying, sexism, abuse of power, lack of transparency, best practice strategies, support for talented individuals, cross-generational cooperation and exploitation of potential), social inequalities and cultural capital in the education sector, international educational mobility and the German and European funding landscape, “educational climbers”

Languages

German, English, Italian, French

Formats

Keynotes
Impulse lectures
Panel talks
Workshops
Moderation
Readings
Podcasts

ReferenCES

  • Goethe-Institut Rome (Roundtable concept/moderation: “Un canto a più voci – lingue europee e la sfida del globale”)
  • Centro Tedesco di Studi Veneziani (Popular Science Evening Lecture: “Casanova balla – ritratti musicali di un ‘seduttore italiano’ tra Venezia e Sanssouci”)
  • Grafenegg Festival (introductory lecture to the concert “La Lira di Orfeo & Raffaele Pe”); Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst (workshop: “Once around the world? Paths and personal questions about international science”)
  • Detmold University of Music (block seminar: “Inform – Entertain – Inspire. Concert introductions and the fine line between level and
    platitude”)
  • Stanford University (block seminar as part of the summer program “Stanford Abroad in Vienna”: “Vienna 1900: Culture, Science and Politics”)
  • Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes/Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (interdisciplinary workshop: “Ab in den Süden: Phantasms, Construction and History of the Mediterranean”)
  • Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (various program texts)
  • Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst (Workshop: “Once around the world? Paths and personal questions about international science”)

What drives you?
Curiosity about intercultural encounters, a passion for well-prepared content, a sense of creative scope and new perspectives on structures for the common good.

The best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Trust your intuition!

What are you learning right now that you’re not so good at yet?
Calmly and clearly put sexism in its place.

What would you change if you had the power to do so?
Designing socially fairer, more attractive working structures in the scientific and cultural sector and, in particular, abolishing precarious employment.

Which superheroine power would you like to have?
Get good thoughts into text form without detouring via a writing instrument.

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