Who stands behind the culture program of KKc? Who is in charge of you being happy at the concert? #kkchumans talked to Anete — the KKc program magician and future date planner.
Since I was eight years old I knew I wanted to work in culture. For some time I also wanted to be a truck driver but culture won over. When applying to the Academy of Culture I applied for Asian studies as well, in case they reject me. Why? I just really liked sushi.
I’ve been working in KKc for 3 years already. At one point, I was also a bartender so I finally saw “the real people”. Most of my job is computer work, emails and phone calls. Being a bartender gave me the opportunity to communicate with our audience more, to feel the vibrancy of the place. It’s much nicer to work with people than with computers. I like solving complicated problems, but the best feeling is when you’ve been working on a project for a long time and when it’s finally happening the room is full and people are happy.
Working in KKc is a bit like living in a bubble — you are surrounded by nice, tolerant, open minded people and good atmosphere. But once you step outside it is a quite different society.This perspective gives us understanding that we need to work more for the people “outside”, have social responsibility and broadening the horizons. I think Riga lacks spontaneous events — when you go through the park and suddenly come across some unpredictable performance. Not knowing and experiencing by accident — this is something I would like to have here. So if I had an opportunity and budget to do any kind of event it would be some sort of Truman show in Riga. I would like to involve the whole city in something they don’t have a clue about, make all the citizens participate without actually knowing about it.
I have this quality which I hate. It’s a need to be in a control of plans; I plan everything till the smallest detail. I can’t go sleep if I have unread emails. Seems like it’s not that bad after all but I’m trying to get rid of it. I enjoy spontaneous adventures and events probably even more than planned ones. So I want to be free from this control freak inside me. Recently I had an idea that I could be a good date planner — creating a special spontaneous moments for someone else. I see myself in this creative thinking process, then executing it and watching people being satisfied.
If I could be any object in the world I would be a security camera. I like to observe people, especially when they don’t notice me. You know, like stalking people’s windows — observing different stories, seeing people being very natural without acting or pretending.