Melanie Stump – As Long As I Can Pay My Rent, I Will Keep Going

Melanie Stump is working on a startup that would dramatically impact the quality of life of patients who have suffered from brain injuries. She intimately familiar with their needs, because she was also personally affected. This mission is so important for her, that she’ll keep going as long as she can.

After recovering from a brain injury, Melanie knew from experience how difficult this time still is for both, the patients and their friends & family members. In summer 2015 she decided to take a break from her work as a Hotel Asset Manager to start the project e-braininjury: Whilst usually many people in a patient’s social environment would like to offer help, it often turns out too complicated. The solution e-braininjury allows patients to safely increase their autonomy and enables each friend and family member to help out according to their own possibilities and limitations.

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About Neue Dringlichkeit

Das 2010 in Zürich als Reaktion auf die rechtspopulistische „Ausschaffungs-Initiative“ gegründete Kollektiv NEUE DRINGLICHKEIT arbeitet an der Grenze zwischen Kunst und Aktivismus, an der Grenze zwischen Politischem und Privatem. Im Zentrum der Arbeit steht die Frage: „Was ist für dich dringlich?“. Prägende Themenfelder in den letzten Jahren waren der Rassismus in der Schweiz, der Arabische Frühling, die Occupy Bewegung, der globale Kapitalismus, der Israel-Palästina-Konflikt, Gender-Equality und digitale Selbstbestimmung. In wechselnden nicht-hierarchischen Konstellationen erarbeiten sie lokal und international Performances, Workshops, Ausstellungen, Kurzfilme und Interventionen. Arbeiten von Neue Dringlichkeit wurden u.a. an der Gessnerallee Zürich, am Theater Rampe Stuttgart, beim Körber Studio Junge Regie, beim Heidelberger Stückemarkt, bei der Architekturbiennale Venedig, am Fast Forward Festival, in Berlin, Hamburg, Lubljana, Belgrad, Shanghai, Tel Aviv und São Paulo gezeigt.

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