No Offence

No Offence started as a passion project during one of the many lockdowns during the pandemic. Eager to have meaningful personal conversations but short of a platform, I borrowed a few microphones and asked online community radio We Are Various if they would host me. 

Long story short, they did, and I recorded 15 episodes about various themes such as religion, alcohol, gender, activism, polyamory, money… every episode featured two guests who came to speak about their personal experiences and confront their points of view with each other.

You can listen to No Offence (NL) on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and every other major podcast platform.

Back in April 2022, invited me to moderate a panel talk “towards a safe.r space in nightlife“, together with psst mlle and In this panel, we exchanged experiences and ideas to improve safety in clubs and bars: how do we educate ourselves, our audiences, our staff to handle vulnerable communities in a way that guarantees their safety and right to enjoy their time out? What principles of inclusion, decolonization, feminism… do we apply to create spaces where absolutely everyone can feel good and let their hair down? More than words and policies, how do we create actions and apply sanctions that radically improve everyone’s experiences in nightlife?

Read’s blogpost about the evening.

Photo Jente Waerzeggers

Full Circle

In November 2021, just as the government was gearing up to announce a new forced closing of all nightlife spaces, Antwerp nightlife concept Full Circle and Stad Antwerpen invited me to host Inside The Circle, an industry-specific panel talk on various urgent themes touching upon nightlife in the Diamond City: Nightlife culture and economy in Antwerp, Urban development and the impact on the club scene, Health and safety in our nightlife scene and new COVID measures.

You can rewatch the entirety of the talk here.


Horst Labs

Back in the Summer of 2021, I was invited to host a panel talk during the Horst Labs organised by Horst Arts and Music Festival.

Surrounded by the Music Lab attendees, I interviewed Carin Abdulá (Outer Agency, Berlin Atonal) and Mat Schulz (Unsound festival) on the theme “How do we push our music culture forward?” and gathered constructive insights on their pre-COVID experiences, how they adapted to the crisis, and what their plans were for the future.