She Shapes The City is a platform celebrating women change-makers in cities around the world. These amazing women are solving the challenges that face their cities and communities. They are working in sectors as varied as health, aviation, opera and martial arts. We started in Nairobi, Kenya and after our success have now launched in Aarhus, Denmark.
#Ch2#Ep7: Composer - Line - Aarhus, Denmark
Line Tjørnhøj is an experimental opera composer. She was described to us as someone who has shaped the sonic landscape of Aarhus. After exploring the seas as a sailor and bringing relief to suffering as a nurse for the terminally ill she discovered that she had always experienced life through sound and so began a journey into composing.
#Ch2 #Ep6 - Artist - Malene - Aarhus, Denmark
Malene Bargissen is a product of Greenland inspired by nature & folklore both from her Greenlandic heritage. This culture forms the backbone for her art and her work with Aarhus' most vulnerable citizens, those that have fallen out of the system and are struggling to find their path.
#Ch2 #Ep 5: Fighter - Nadia - Aarhus, Denmark
Nadia Helmy Ahmed speaks softly using her slim fingers to emphasise her words, these are the same hands she has used decisively in her 15 years as a successful elite boxer. She was one of only 10 Danish women in the sport and it hasn't always been easy.
#Ch2 #Ep4: Techie - Nina - Aarhus, Denmark
Working as a Network Strategy Manager for Netflix Nina is working at the forefront of how our entertainment is changing from Cinemas and movies to cult tv series and personal device screens. It is unchartered territory which requires courage and adaptability and a bit of a thick skin.
#Ch2 #Ep3: Biologist - Signe - Aarhus, Denmark
Signe is a successful biologist and 2015 recipient of International Rising Talent Fellowship, one of the L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science. She is an Associate Professor at Aarhus University which house potentially the biggest biology scene in Denmark. It is internationally renown, encompassing a range of talented international scientists.
#Ch2 #Ep2: Landscape Architect - Kristine Jensen - Aarhus, Denmark
Kristine is a landscape architect. Her prestigious projects have ranged from the city harbour's embrace of the watery horizon around Dokk1 to the ancient forest and fields wrapping around the renown Mosegaard museum.