Rachel Raphaela Gugelberger is an editorial fellow at Earth | Food | Life’s &Art project at the Independent Media Institute. In her more than two decades working in the arts, she has organized curatorial projects in the commercial, academic and nonprofit sectors with a focus on place-based practices and themes including history, women’s rights, social justice, activism, data, information science and the environment. Previously, she served as curator at No Longer Empty, which presented community-responsive exhibitions and education programs in unconventional spaces. She is currently a guest curator at Residency Unlimited in New York City.
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