I am passionate about social, relaxed and conscious living: Drinking tea, Chinese calligraphy, playing drums, cooking and direct social exchanges. Music and dance:
Since I have grown up in the countryside in Switzerland and in Japan, I was naturally exposed to the local musical culture of celebrating seasons. That's how I got interested to become part of these traditions and to learn the dances, drum rhythms and songs. Where ever I stay, I meet local artists to learn their traditional repertoire. At an early age, I learned to play the guitar from my mother. Later, I learned DJing, playing the japanese drums and the jazz drumkit.
As an instrumentalist and performer who is specialized on improvisation, I am involved since 1999 in different musical projects which bring together elements like live music, rap, dance or live painting and which were brought to festivals and to the stage. Since 2016 I am teaching japanese drumming in Basel.
Music is for me a complex language used by human beings to communicate with each other. To create something in groups appeals to me because out of this arise moods, forms and elements which can arise only in this particular constellation. Tea:
Since I have grown up in Japan for a while when I was a kid, I was naturally exposed to drinking green tea and its culture. With my partner coming from Korea, I traveled to South Korea and met local people who are farmers, producers and sellers of Korean green tea at the same time. We learned about Korean green tea and brought preciously cared, harvested and produced green tea directly from them.Profession:
When working as a child educator, I realized that the accessibility and the quality of living spaces are predefined by planning processes. That's how I took the decision to switch to the profession of developping the space in order to create a sustainable future for everybody, together with the different stakeholders. Languages:
- Mother tongue: (swiss) German
- I master the languages French and English
- Advanced knowledge of the languages Italian and Japanese
- I am learning Korean
I am a convinced promoter and user of open source solutions.
- Skilled in using the operating systems GNU Linux, MacOS, Windows
- Skilled in using the apps QGIS, ArcGIS, FreeCAD, LibreCAD, Inkscape, Gimp