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Verónica Reyes Carrillo was born and raised in Mexico City. Living in Switzerland since 2012, she is a cultural mediator and responsible for Diversity and Inclusion at the Museum for Communication in Bern.
Verónica Reyes studied Archaeology at the National University of Anthropology and History in Mexico (ENAH) as well as French Literature at the National University of Mexico (UNAM). She received a MS in Multidisciplinary Studies by SUNY University at Buffalo State (NY), and a MA in Aesthetics and Art Sciences by the Sorbonne University in Paris, where she also earned a state grant for her doctoral studies.
Co-creating for an inclusive museum culture
The Museum for Communication in Bern has the strategic goals of being more responsive to the diversity of the community and contributing to a more inclusive society. Participation means that we do not work and decide for our visitors (actual and future), but rather seek dialogue and innovative ways to create with them. Pilot projects such as the “Minilabor” set up in a day-care, or the multilingual, multimedia “Sketchbook”, which documents a participatory process, emerge from this attitude, and put co-creation at its core. Co-creation helps make diversity and inclusion “visible”, and not just empty words or “sales pitch.”