Francesca Szemere
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Francesca Szemere

Writer, Visual Artist, ActivistFrankfurt, Germany
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Francesca Szemere

Writer, Visual Artist, ActivistFrankfurt, Germany
About me
I am an Oxford-graduate writer and visual artist based in Frankfurt, Germany. I am interested in exploring how the way we imagine things changes how we relate to them and I thus investigate the intersection between writing, visual arts, and global media for social change. Through words and images, I aim at challenging perspectives, stimulating conversations, helping people reimagining their hardship by transforming their stories into art, and advocating by finding new ways to imagine social issues for other people to better understand them and relate to them. Employing the powerful potential and possible positive impact of social media has allowed me to collaborate with people from around the world and to thus establish an ongoing dialogue between my creative practice and global, contemporary challenges. My creative projects range across multiple topics and mediums. Interdisciplinarity and intermediality are at the core of the final creations, where word, image, performance and symbolism all complete each other. My current creative practice is a communion of all aspects of my story: it combines an interest for social change with my past experience in theatre and performing arts, as well as in social media and digital communications, and it is framed by my academic background in modern and comparative literature, intersemiotic translation, transmediality, and multimodality.
Projects
  • STORIES FROM THE WORLD PROJECT
    STORIES FROM THE WORLD PROJECTDescription of the project and a selection of works.
  • CONVERSATIONS WITH AN ALIEN
    CONVERSATIONS WITH AN ALIENDescription of the editorial project for social media.
  • CONVERSATIONS WITH A SONG
    CONVERSATIONS WITH A SONGDescription of the project and the three video performances.
Work history
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    PlaywrightInternational Network of Italian Theatre
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    • Part of a team working on the scripting and staging of the play "The Trial Project" (sponsored by INIT). • Using creative writing and theatre as a means to raise awareness on femicide. • Creating a multi-activity and multi-media play welcoming different forms of art and representation (poetry, dance, sculpture, etcetera). • Including, through a process of intersemiotic translation and dramatisation, selected monologues from the book "Wounded to Death. What if the victims could speak out?" by Serena Dandini.
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    Founder of the "Stories From the World Project"Online Project
    Frankfurt, GermanyFreelance
    • Conceived, researched and implemented the project. • Currently carrying out the project consisting in conducting interviews, redacting participants' interventions into coherent stories, transforming storytelling into a visual expression, conceiving the performance and video art, performing, and coordinating artists' contribution to the final creation.
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Skills
  • Writing
  • Research
  • Literature Translation
  • Multilingual Translation
  • Copywriting
  • Concept art
  • Video Art
  • Performance Art
  • Video Editing
  • Video Directing
  • Organisation
  • Administration
  • Leadership
  • Teamworking
Education
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    MA Comparative LiteratureUniversity of Oxford
     - Oxford, United Kingdom
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    BA with Hons in English Literature and ItalianUniversity of Warwick
     - Coventry, United Kingdom