Meet the
team

Amanda Ishøy

Process Facilitator

Daniel Oxenhandler

Head of Cultural Projects & Filmmaker

Elīna Bresle

Cultural Projects Assistant

Emilie Lund Palsøe

Diversity specialist and researcher

Kristian Møller Moltke Martiny

Partner & Head of Research

Mathilde Ganer-Tolsøe Demant

Researcher & Project Coordinator

Morten Kristensen

Partner & CEO

Amanda Ishøj

       

Mail: ai@enactlab.com

Telefonnummer: 20 86 64 54.

Process Facilitator

Background
I have a Masters in Cultural Encounters & Educational Studies, with a focus on
Gender, Diversity & Minorities. I have many years of volunteering experience in
various organisations, where I was the main coordinator and facilitator. I’m
experienced in creating diverse learning processes.

What are you working with in Enactlab?
My role in Enactlab is to facilitate processes, workshops, meetings etc. In a project I’ll be the one trying to create an overview and make the process as smooth and meaningful as possible. If there is need for reflection or discussion I will try to make a creative and open space. I am very visual in my ways of working, and help with loads of graphic design.

What motivates you in your work?
Being in creative and collaborative processes highly motivates me. The collaborative energy when things fall into place for everyone, is magic to me! Being very visual in my work in general, once things start taking shape, I can more clearly see and understand the journey ahead. It motivates me to stay focused and with the process.

What do you love doing, when you are not at work?
When I am not at work, I enjoy going for walks by the beach, watching TV and
hanging out in my collective. To keep my skills evolved I sing in a women’s choir and study Spanish, as well as write on a book about the Danish drag community with my friend.

Daniel Oxenhandler

       

Mail: do@enactlab.com

Telefonnummer: 

Head of Cultural Projects & Filmmaker

Background
I am a filmmaker and interdisciplinary cultural producer. I have directed and
produced a variety of independent film and video projects, ranging from feature-
length documentaries and short narrative films, to short music films and travelogues. As an interdisciplinary producer, I have played a leading role in designing, curating and organizing international arts, culture, and innovation festivals and projects (theater, music, etc) across the world – in Brazil, Mexico, India, Spain, the US etc.

What are you working with in Enactlab?
In Enactlab I serve as Head of Cultural Projects and focus on developing
interdisciplinary arts projects which bring together unique intersections of film, media, and technology; arts and culture; academic research; and community, in order to explore complex social issues across cultures and geographies. As a filmmaker I work on exploring, building bridges, connections etc., through creating and making documentary films on our various projects.

What motivates you in your work?
I’m driven by people, culture and conversation – finding creative ways to bring different communities of people together to create deeper understandings of ourselves and the world around us. I’m driven by exploring how we can bring together arts, activism and research to provide platforms that help re-imagine the relationships between mind and body, individual and community, knowledge and action.

What do you love doing, when you are not at work?
When I’m not working, I appreciate getting lost in the flow of creativity – playing/listening to music, reading books/writing poems, watching/making films. I also love making time to get out of my head and into my body – through meditation, exercise, and the occasional swim in the cold sea. And of course, there are few things I love more than a quality conversation over a cup of tea!

Elīna Bresle

       

Mail: eb@enactlab.com

Telefonnummer: 51 88 22 46

Cultural Projects Assistant

Background
Next to my work at Enactlab, I am taking a Master’s degree in Global Health, with a focus on research and design of culturally sensitive multi-level and multi-approach interventions that aim to improve health among underrepresented communities. For the past 5 years I have worked and volunteered for different organization supporting the planning and design of programmes that lay within the intersection of arts and promotion of mental wellbeing.

What are you working with in Enactlab?
My role in Enactlab is to support the investigation and learning processes in projects that lay within the intersection of arts and mental health research.

What motivates you in your work?
I have a very deep love for learning, but what motivates me the most is that the knowledge I help to acquire in my work is not only made for the sake of learning, but it also contributes to real actions and change.

What do you love doing, when you are not at work?
When I am not at work, you can find me either in my studio doing some arts and crafts projects, re-watching Harry Pottery for the 100th time or dancing my soul out at an Ecstatic dance event.

Emilie Lund Palsøe

       

Mail: elp@enactlab.com

Telefonnummer: 27 15 33 06

Diversity specialist and researcher

Background
I have a Master’s in Philosophy from Copenhagen University and Bachelor’s in Social Science and Philosophy from Roskilde University Center. I work as a volunteer in the danish thinktank Tora and I help around in the organization Everyday Sexism Project.

What are you working with in Enactlab?
In Enactlab I do research on different projects that involves diversity. More specifically my work consists of in-depth analyses in complex issues, concepts, and underlying structures in themes such as engagement and inclusion of different kinds of people in architecture, health, youth communities, companies etc. I ‘translate’ analytical perspectives to direct practical use in political issues, humanistic community initiatives, consulting work and communication.

What motivates you in your work?
I’m very interested in diversity and how we can create a world that makes room for equality and respect for diversity no matter gender, physical or cognitive abilities, age, skin color, etc. Through diversity experiences with different kinds of people, living different kinds of lives, I think that we can open people’s perspectives of the world. If these social experiences are successful, it can bring about more acceptance of diversity for the people involved and it can slowly start changing dominating and discriminating structures in society.

What do you love doing, when you are not at work?
I love napping, doing yoga, running, and hanging out with my boyfriend, my family and all their animals.

Kristian Møller Moltke Martiny

       

Mail: km@enactlab.com

Telefonnummer: 27 63 85 62

Partner & Head of Research

Background
I have an interdisciplinary research background with a Master in philosophy and anthropology, a Ph.D. in philosophy and neuroscience, and a four-year post.doc, working within psychology and sociology. My research has been conducted primarily within healthcare working with people with brain damage, physical disability, and mental illness. In addition to my research, I have worked three years as head of department at a healthcare institute, co-founded four research-based organizations, and been part of board of directors at several organizations within the consultancy and cultural industry.

What are you working with in Enactlab?
In Enactlab I wear two hats, one as a partner and one as head of research. As a partner I work with the overall development of Enactlab as a new form of consultancy and lab for sustainable change. This means building an organization where the research we produce in the lab can be translatedthrough the consultancy into the concrete actions that will make the changes that we aspire to make. As head of research, I work with the research team to conduct the in-depth research that is the knowledge foundation for making sustainable change. My job here is to make sure that the research is conducted rigorously and that it is based on the lived experience of the people we work with and for.

What motivates you in your work?
I’m highly motivated by trying to solve or overcome very complex challenges and problems that effects a large number of people, but at the same time are almost impossible to deal with. Any possible solutions would require a change in mindset, strategies, approaches, tools, etc. and the process leading to such change would require explorative and creative collaboration and co-creation between many different actors, partners and stakeholders. Designing and achieving such meaningfulchanges, while going through open and sometimes daunting and chaotic processes, is what motivates me.

What do you love doing, when you are not at work?
I love spending time with my two kids and wife at our farm outside Copenhagen. This time is mainly spent by doing something outside that gets me out of my head. We have 35 horses, so I do a lot of stable-boy and handyman tasks, but I also go for walks or running in the forest next to our farm, and I play with the kids in the fields.

Mathilde Ganer-Tolsøe Demant

     

Mail: md@enactlab.com

Telefonnummer: 53 84 36 36

Researcher & Project Coordinator

Background
I currently study my master’s degree in Philosophy at University of Copenhagen, where I also did my bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. My main philosophical interests lies in the fields of Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind. I am particularly interested notions of embodied and enactive cognition and collectivity – especially when applied to non-philosophical topics, i.e. working with embodied reading.

What are you working with in Enactlab?
In Enactlab, I work with research processes & project coordination. They call me the Data-DJ, since I usually assist in research projects with qualitative data generation and analysis. In my work as a project coordinator I work partly with project planning, managing and creating overviews. 

What motivates you in your work?
Two things I get highly motivated by is 1) working with clarity and overview and 2) working together with my colleageus in the process of creating clarity and overview. I especially enjoy in-depth research processes working with clarification of concepts and making abstract notions accessible for people outside research projects, regardless of their backgrounds. 
Getting to use philosophical concepts and discussions in a meaningful way in cultural projects is what makes my day. 

What do you love doing, when you are not at work?
Outside my work in Enactlab and philosophy, I love to play music with my friends. I also enjoy literature in all forms, either reading or writing, alone or in reading groups with others. 

Morten Kristensen

       

Mail: mk@enactlab.com

Telefonnummer: 22 71 20 71

Partner & CEO

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