Representative in Russia
“I like to think of my job as glue or magnet, which puts different elemets together. Be it a meet-up for sustainable development in Kazan, which we are working on right now, an ambitious inclusion-oriented initiative We Will Roll You or intercultural partnership, which is typical for most of our projects, one head with the whole vision of goals, ressources, roadmap and plan B is always needed. To get a concept from the head and let it grow into real life, watching how it touches and involves other people, is the most inspiring part.”
Polina Mandrik worked as a correspondent and coordinated international cultural projects for the Goethe-Institut: from trainings for young journalists in Eastern Europe and Central Asia to cross-cultural activities of Robert Bosch cultural managers in Russia and European Union project on media literacy. In 2014-2015 as a fellow of European Journalism Fellowship she researched inclusive theatre in Berlin. Since the beginning of High Art Bureau activity, she is responsible for projects in Eastern Europe and Inclusion.
Her professional focus lies between cultural and social topics. Polina is inspired by inclusive art, project management and PR through storytelling.