Judith McKimm

Burren College of Art Time, Space & Inspiration

Judith McKimm

Creative Difference
Judith McKimm-Vorderwinkler is an interculturalist based in Vienna. Originally a visual designer with extensive work experience in Milan, her lifelong personal and professional exposure to different cultures and languages has led her to obtain a Master’s Degree in Intercultural Studies as well as an accreditation in Mediation. Her work on cross-cultural understanding includes workshops and lectures in intercultural competence and intercultural mediation, as well as consultancy for intercultural communication and intercultural conflict prevention to clients in the private sector, government agencies and NGOs. She also conducts experiential workshops for communities with the scope of cross-cultural integration between migrants and the local population. She works as an artist in her free time.  Teaching PhilosophyDue to my artistic experience, I apply visual and other creative tools as vehicles for knowledge transfer between the intuitive, embodied perspective and the active exploration and engagement with identity and difference. The aim of this experiential type of learning is a more mindful and overall creative approach to dealing with adverse circumstances and difference.