Annette Loy

Dr. Elizabeth Debold

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 ( 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, ( 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” ( 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.