Melissa is a part-writer, -organizer, -artist, -activist (currently also part-assistant teacher), who’s heart belongs to many places. Growing up in a German-Chilean family between Europe and the States, her biggest passions are people and places, and especially the interrelation between the two. Above all, she believes spatiality and fights for social justice are inherently entwined. In 2019, in response to national Chilean uprisings she founded the Place of Places project; a storytelling platform for bridging the gap between places ‘here’ and ‘there’ / ‘us’ and ‘them’. Though her further work up to now has covered several themes, uplifting marginalized voices remains a forefront motivation.
Updated May 2022