Nice to meet you.

I'm originally from Copenhagen, Denmark, I recently spent 1,5 years in London and now I’ve moved to an eco-village called Munksøgård located 30 km. outside of Copenhagen.

I have hopped around the world which have helped me to understand the importance of the Kaleidoscope Vision; That everything that appear as a “one way street” can be turned and twisted and suddenly new shapes and colours appears - and we need that. The ability to capture complexity and celebrate it as something that provides us with great possibilities instead of limitations. My background in anthropology has given me the tools and methods so I can design and direct my services to any given context. This means unfolding the layers in order to create meaningful change. I have an interest in how we through local initiatives also can impact on a global scale. Within this lies an interest in how we understand and value different resources; from natural resources to the resources of benefitting from each other. I have experience in project management and consulting in NGO's. I've worked as a filmproducer and created my own projects as well.    

My aim is to work for optimizing sustainable solutions, so the solutions not only are good for the environment, easy to implement, but also match the actual need for the given users/community. This means that bringing in different knowledge can sometimes be a complex, but necessary matter. I highly value working interdisciplinary to bring together the best of skills from different worlds and work experience. My great work experience with filmproduction has made me organized and good at keeping several balls in the air at the same time. I’ve learned to coordinate and plan a process with a lot of different people and also come up with creative solutions when sometimes plans are not working out. I have an optimistic and positive attitude, which I found to be helpful in a busy process.

I look forward to cross paths with you

// Cecilie C. Caspersen

 

 

 

Work

Details on work experience in specific projects is to be found at Projects

2018 Project management and visual consultant at SocialRespons

2015 – 2016                       Internship at Aktion Børnehjælp (Action Child Aid)

  • Research on financial sustainability

  • Course in Social Accountability

  • Starting up Children’s rights project in collaboration with local Indian NGO in Tamil Nadu. Creating a Human Rights education toolkit, including a self-monitoring toolkit for children.

  • Experience in working with Logical Framework.

  • One month spent in Tamil Nadu working close with local Indian NGO. Conducting workshops, capacity building, evaluation and monitoring.

  • Facilitated private funding campaign for flood relief to 476 poor and marginalized families.

2014-2016                          Producer at the documentary ”Looking for exits”

2014                                   Producer at ”The Swans” for Ice Cream Cathedral

2013                                   D.O.P at Paris Fashion week                                                                 

2012-2015                          Waitress at Aperitivo and part of start-up at Il Tagliere

  • Waitress, management and purchasing

  • Photography for website and PR

2012-2012                          Production coordinator on "Oasen" at The Danish Film School

  • The film was nominated for Student Academy Awards

      Assistant director on music video for Bottled in England

      Assistant director on short film ”Somebody to love”

      Production coordinator on ”Best man” from Super16


Education

2016-2017: MA Development and Rights, Goldsmiths university

 

 

 

2013-2016: BA Anthropology, Copenhagen University

 

 

 

 

2012: Summerworkshop, Eicar international filmschool, Paris

Assignments

  • Measuring development outcomes

  • Rights in relation to Dakota Access Pipeline.

  • Visual narratives in environmental activism

  • "My name is Steve" - A short documentary on a personal encounter with a homeless man in London.

  • Dissertation on Permaculture

Assignments

  • Makers Movement in London

  • Grief groups for children in collaboration with Danish Cancer Society

  • Interdisciplinary land use and Natural resource management course

  • Thesis: Exchange of fish and the relationship with the sea in an Indian village as the framework for social organisation

 

  • Writing and directing the short film "L'ananas".

  • Course in visual storytelling


Courses and Volunteering

2016

 

2015

 

 

 

2010-2014

 

 

 

 

 

  • Projectleader workshop w/KnowledgeDesign, Copenhagen

  • GKEN: Knowledge exchange symposium, London

 

  • Course in Social Accountability at CISU, Copenhagen

  • GAIN, Nordic Partnerships as part of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, Copenhagen

  • Inclusive education by IBIS and IAS, Copenhagen

  • Network meeting, Women Deliver Conference, Copenhagen

 

  • Freelancer researcher and photographer for the online media AfrikaBlog, Copenhagen

  • Raising awareness and money for a school project in Guatemala and later Mexico for the organisation KORAKOR, Copenhagen

  • Volunteer on Harnas Wildlife Foundation, Namibia