Manon Megens is cultural manager, curator, cultural educator/-mediator, lecturer and teacher in the fields of art, architecture and linguistics/multilingualism. She studied cultural management, art & architecture (history) and cultural education/mediation (international trajectory) at the University of Professional Education and Applied Science in Utrecht, The Netherlands; English and American Studies, with a focus on applied linguistics/multilinguals, and Architecture (unfinished) at the University of Innsbruck. Currently, she is a PhD student in applied linguistics/multilingualism and (founding) member of the DyME research group at Innsbruck University, Austria.
Current positions: Since 2019 coordinator of Premierentage – Wege zur Kunst/ Contemporary Visual Art and Architecture Festival, Innsbruck; since 2018 Lecturer at the Department of Translation Studies at Innsbruck University; since 2011 Lecturer at the Department of Architectural Theory and History at Innsbruck University; since 2004 freelance cultural manager, curator, cultural educator, lecturer and teacher in the fields of art, architecture, culture, communication, and multilingualism.
Work experience (selection): 2011-2017 Curator at the Galerie im Taxispalais (now: TAXISPALAIS Kunsthalle Tirol); 2013-2014 Project manager, coordinator and researcher (linguistic landscapes, material culture) of the research and exhibition project land.schafft.sprache-tirol ist mehrsprachig(on the multilingual linguistic landscape and material culture of Tyrol, Austria) / Department of English, Innsbruck University; 2013-2014 Curator and coordinator of the exhibition land.schafft.sprache-tirol ist mehrsprachig/ Department of English and Department of Architectural Theory, Innsbruck University; 2011-2012 Dutch Language trainer (adult education) / BFI Tirol, Innsbruck; 2008-2011 Art educator/mediator and cultural manager for Rath&Winkler. Projekte für Musuem and Bildung, Innsbruck; 2007 International communication manager, in Amsterdam/Utrecht (NL) and Chicago/Los Angeles (USA) / IMP – Innovative Management Partner, Innsbruck.
Honorary work (selection): 2016-2018 and 2011-2012 Chairwoman and facility/business manager of Verein Private Kinderkrippe Rasselbande (daycare centre/facility for toddlers), Innsbruck; 2016-2019 Chairwoman of the Parents’ Association / Volksschule Saggen and Innsbruck Elementary School (IES), Innsbruck; 2014-2016 Secretary of the Parents’ Association / Volksschule Saggen and Innsbruck Elementary School (IES), Innsbruck;
Manon Megens (*1979, NL) lives together with Johannes Ladinig and their three children Lenne, Mila and Jelou, in Innsbruck, Austria.