Working with film as a participatory tool, Stine Marie Jacobsen designs educational projects that deal with ethics, identity, control, fear and trust and aim to raise solidarity and civic engagement through community involvement. Jacobsen is based in Berlin and has a BFA from CalArts, a MFA from The Royal Danish Art Academy and recently a peace and conflict resolution certificate from Chula University.
She was a resident at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Air Antwerpen, Residencias Artisticas, Bogotá and has a long term collaboration with District Berlin and street work organization Gangway. She was awarded an Innovators Grant in art creativity and education by Node Curatorial Studies and teaches a course for Node called ‘Socially engaged Art Projects’. Jacobsen develops learning tools in order to create community and to expand the use of art. Besides following a Rancierian approach of turning ‘teachers’ into ‘students’ and vice versa, her educational methods are attention, intimacy and improvisational skills and to value participants’ integrity and ensure their statements are not banalised.