I always wanted to do something meaningful with my professional life, and that is why, after graduating as an economist, getting a permanent job, buying a house, etc…I realised I was meant to do something different. But I didn’t know what yet, so I continued questioning myself until I found out: I wanted to help people to have better lives.
Once my professional goal was set, I needed to start working to achieve it. I studied a masters in international development, travelled to several African countries, work for different NGOs, etc..until I finally got caught up in the world of development. Throughout my experience, I got the opportunity to discover the power of arts and culture as drivers of human development, and I felt somehow anxious when I discovered they were not at the forefront of development, mainly because their impact can’t be quantified using the traditional statistics methods.
With Culture is Development I want to give voice to artists and creators around the world and learn from their experiences in cultural projects. By creating this platform I attempt to show the benefits of arts and culture and raise awareness on its importance on any contexts, developed or developing.
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