Laura M. Pana

Freelance Services

  Looking forward. Vienna Design Week, 2015. Photo by G. Balatka.

Looking forward. Vienna Design Week, 2015. Photo by G. Balatka.

ABOUT ME

 

 

My passion for languages and for exploring new ways to engage audiences via different channels has led me to an international career in communications in different industries, such as private, media, and advertising for a decade. In 2014, I became a freelancer with more focus on the social and cultural fields.

The same year, I also founded Migrationlab, a non-profit organisation, which explores new ways of communication in public space between culturally diverse communities with their direct participation. Furthermore, I work in close collaboration with international companies and institutions: using Migrationlab's methodology, I facilitate a participatory process for their employees and stakeholders to be able to work on complex topics, such as diversity, inclusion, social cohesion, migration, culture, social entrepreneurship. 

Besides running the Migrationlab Foundation, I've been managing all the online & offline communication of the organisation and its projects, which resulted in a wide visibility in major media across Europe and USA, including mentions by the renowned design critic and New York Times Contributor Alice Rawsthorn in her series “Design and the Refugee Crisis” on her Twitter and Instagram accounts (2016) and in her latest book “Design as an Attitude” (2018); as well as invitations to speak at international events.

I split my free time between travelling, running, reading, museums, yoga, art, practicing writing together with the literary group Kollektiv Sprachwechsel, and getting inspiration by walking the city. I often document these journeys and share my impressions mainly on my Instagram account.

 
 Photo by Andrew Neel/Unsplash.

Photo by Andrew Neel/Unsplash.

 

SERVICES 

Having extended experience in communication across different sectors and countries, I'm working in close collaboration with a wide range of clients, such as start ups, (social) entrepreneurs, businesses, cultural organisations, freelancers, international organisations, institutions, schools, universities, artists. My focus is on working with people who share the same values, such as equal opportunities, inclusion, diversity, and freedom of expression.

I'm currently based in Vienna and work internationally in English, French, German and Romanian.
 

How I can help:

  • Communication strategy and consultancy
  • Website design and implementation
  • Online content creation and curation
  • Creation of visuals and videos (photo and video editing) 
  • Content for blogs and articles 
  • Workshops organisation & facilitation
  • Curator cultural events
  • Social media set up and management
  • International project management
  • Design, writing and dispatching e-newsletters
  • Business development
  • Translations: English, French, German, Romanian
     
 

PORTFOLIO
 

Some examples of current and past work:

 Communication strategy; website design and implementation; online content creation and curation for the  co/rizom  non-profit organisation, which helps marginalized and vulnerable groups in building up and maintaining resilience in the social, financial and social field.

Communication strategy; website design and implementation; online content creation and curation for the co/rizom non-profit organisation, which helps marginalized and vulnerable groups in building up and maintaining resilience in the social, financial and social field.

Website design and implementation for the Amsterdam University College Podcast Network Website.

 Designed the Migrationlab's website, which launched in late 2014, and have been responsible for the content. In charge of the overall communication strategy of the Migrationlab Foundation. 

Designed the Migrationlab's website, which launched in late 2014, and have been responsible for the content. In charge of the overall communication strategy of the Migrationlab Foundation. 

 Created the Migrationlab's blog in 2014, which featured my journey as a migrant woman in Europe. Curated the migrants' stories section for the blog. Developed the blog to a non-profit organisation, the Migrationlab Foundation.

Created the Migrationlab's blog in 2014, which featured my journey as a migrant woman in Europe. Curated the migrants' stories section for the blog. Developed the blog to a non-profit organisation, the Migrationlab Foundation.

 Making of with video producer  Stuart Jolley Socea  - Migrationlab "Welcome to the Living Room" 1st event in Vienna, March 2015.

Making of with video producer Stuart Jolley Socea - Migrationlab "Welcome to the Living Room" 1st event in Vienna, March 2015.

 Interviewing storyteller Harold Otto. Making of -   Migrationlab "Welcome to the Living Room" 1st event in Vienna, March 2015.

Interviewing storyteller Harold Otto. Making of -   Migrationlab "Welcome to the Living Room" 1st event in Vienna, March 2015.

Not Loud Enough Podcast 

Not Loud Enough is a podcast produced and hosted together with writer, literary translator and curator Canan Marasligil, in which we talk about feminism, migration and culture in our daily lives. 

You can subscribe now on Apple PodcastOvercast or Soundcloud

 "Welcome to the Living Room - Creating Inclusive Spaces for Conversation in Europe" article written for the Seattle-based magazine Architectures of Migration (USA).

"Welcome to the Living Room - Creating Inclusive Spaces for Conversation in Europe" article written for the Seattle-based magazine Architectures of Migration (USA).

 Graphic design strategy and co-author of the Social Impact Report, Migrationlab 2016.

Graphic design strategy and co-author of the Social Impact Report, Migrationlab 2016.

 In charge of the Facebook account of the Migrationlab Foundation.

In charge of the Facebook account of the Migrationlab Foundation.

 In charge of the Instagram account of the Migrationlab Foundation. 

In charge of the Instagram account of the Migrationlab Foundation. 

 In charge of the Twitter account of the Migrationlab Foundation.

In charge of the Twitter account of the Migrationlab Foundation.

 In charge of the overall communication strategy and online & offline presence of the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards Festival (2008-2013).

In charge of the overall communication strategy and online & offline presence of the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards Festival (2008-2013).

 Managed the Facebook account of the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards Festival (2008-2013).

Managed the Facebook account of the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards Festival (2008-2013).

 Interviewing storyteller and performing artist Paula Galimany. Making of with video producer  Stuart Jolley Socea  - Welcome to the Living Room at Vienna Design Week, 2015.

Interviewing storyteller and performing artist Paula Galimany. Making of with video producer Stuart Jolley Socea - Welcome to the Living Room at Vienna Design Week, 2015.

 Interviewing storyteller and musician Renee Benson. Making of with video producer  Stuart Jolley Socea  -  Welcome to the Living Room at Vienna Design Week, 2015.

Interviewing storyteller and musician Renee Benson. Making of with video producer Stuart Jolley Socea -  Welcome to the Living Room at Vienna Design Week, 2015.

 

Ready to collaborate!

 

Laura M. Pana
Servitengasse 13/27
1090 Vienna
AT - Austria
VAT nr: ATU72785337

E: laura@migrationlab.org
M: +43 699 190 80 716 (AT)
M: +31 6 81 65 92 57(NL)
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