Annette Loy holds an M.A. in Social Work and a B.A. In Art History. She is active in the field of youth empowerment and develops projects at the intersection of rites of passage principles, we-space work, immersive arts practises and positive cultural change. Her program development and youth work includes „project peace – Mein JA!hr für die Welt,“ a transition year for young adults between 17-24 about sustainability, cultural change and personal development, and „The heART of CHANGE“ Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnership of four NGOs in Youth Empowerment from Germany, Hungary, Austria, and Italy to explore authentic vocation for social transformation for young adults (www.theheartofchange.eu). Annette has co-edited the book, Take The Future in Your Hands – A Roadmap to Authentic Vocation for Social Transformation and co-authored “The Unsticking Game“ coaching kit. Between 2008-2010, she was assistant to Regina Hellwig-Schmid (Founder, Head of Board) and several curators at donumenta Regensburg, the annual arts and culture festival of the Danube countries, (www.donumenta.de). In 2015, Annette has co- developed and hosted the arts and we-space festival “Impulsee Sommerakademie – Das Atelier ist zwischen uns”, in 2016 she was sound and visuals facilitator to the personal transformation ritual project “Ecstatic Carneval Vienna” (www.ecstaticcarneval.at). Since her early years in University, Annette has been regularly experimenting with artists and co-creative processes to catalyze the transformational potential of immersive arts practices and seeks to explore the purpose of aesthetic, arts-based approaches to we-space and rites of passage work.