What is your background?
I studied cultural management intending to work in the fashion or art industry and during the pandemic, I decided to do a postgraduate Digital Content Creation. I wanted to intern at Subbacultcha to learn more about their world. The rest is history I guess!
What do you do for Subba?
Quite a lot (if I may say so). I am the community manager, so I handle everything related to our members. I manage the event calendar on our website. I am also the Content Manager, which means I arrange all interviews from start to finish. I live with deadlines daily.
What's your favourite way to spend your leisure time?
SOLO DATES!!! I love solo dates I get to know myself and also meet unknown people. I am very comfortable with myself as the only presence. I go to a lot of exhibitions and even more concerts.
Name the best record you listened to in the last ten years.
Several songs were close to my heart, attaching good or bad memories. My all-time favourite is ‘No Church In The Wild’ by Kanye & JAY-Z but that track is exactly 11 years old so that doesn't count. I would say everything from Spooky Black / Corbin (especially the album Leaving). The whole (underground) Soundcloud era from 2012 - 2018 has influenced me enormously.
Where were you in life ten years ago?
Discovering myself, took me a long time. I always had an idea of who I wanted to be and how I could express myself but never found the courage to be myself without caring what anyone else said about me.
I always had an idea of who I wanted to be but never found the courage to be myself without caring
What advice would you give your ten-year-old self?
Do what you want to do, wear what you want to wear and be yourself. Everyone always has an opinion anyway so whatever.
How did you first find out about Subbacultcha?
I can't remember, it has been several years. I suspect through Instagram though. I've always been a frequent listener to emerging artists or slightly more unknown songs, so maybe that's why.
I've always been a frequent listener to emerging artists or slightly more unknown songs
What was the best event organised by Subba in the last ten years?
I would say the community expo during Antwerp Art Weekend last year. Corona had finally settled down a bit and the expo got a lot of appreciation. Besides, I find it super awesome that Subba has already been able to book artists such as Bladee, Princess Nokia and Shygirl!!
What is the most valuable thing you have learnt in the last ten years?
Don't take your time on earth for granted, so make the best of every day.
Have you noticed any shifts in Subba over the years?
Funnily enough, I do, even though I haven't been here very long. I've known quite a huge switch in the team, people left and new ones have now joined in the last year. It does give a feeling of a fresh start and new energy, which is nice. We are a young team and I am happy about that. Even though I am the youngest of the whole group. 🙁👶🏼
We are a young team and I am happy about that