Emilie Høegh Engbirk

Emilie Høegh Engbirk

Freelance writer 

  • Berlin Germany

I have a profound interest and knowledge within the creative field of urban culture and cultural management. I have experience with communications, journalism, event management and media, in relation to modern and urbanized culture such as art, architecture, and music. I recently finished my master's degree in Art and Cultural Studies with a profile in Urban Aesthetics and a specific focus on Detroit city. 

Work experience
Work experience
Mar 2015 - Present
Atlas magasin 

Freelance writer.

In May 2015 I wrote an article about the crisis in Detroit and its relation to the techno culture. I looked into how the popularity of the Movement Festival can have an influence on Detroits future. Here is a link to the article, which I would be happy to translate if you are interested. http://atlasmag.dk/kultur/musik/er-kristetid-technotid

Nov 2015 - Present
Communications and PR assistant
Mannequin label

Helping promote and handle the PR of the music and the various artists that are signed to this Berlin based label. 

Mar 2015 - Jun 2015
Communications assistant
Bryghusprojektet / BLOX

Working in a temporary position with communication at Bryghusprojektet / BLOX which is the name of a future cultural house at the waterfront in Copenhagen. Realdania Byg is the client and OMA architects are in charge of the design. I was in charge of any occuring practical tasks as well as I update the website, copywrite newsletters and generel news regarding the building proces.

Oct 2014 - Mar 2015
Communication worker 

Communication worker in the Danish foundation Realdania. They work with innovation, urban renewal and CSR in the build environment. Among my tasks were text writing and editing typical project descriptions or press releases. Besides I updated the website and edited and archived photos.

Jan 2012 - Jan 2015
Music critic and writer

Music critic and writer at the Danish Soundvenue magazine. Writing reviews on new album releases as well as live concerts. In addition I have written interview articles for the soundvenue website www.soundvenue.com

Oct 2011 - Mar 2014
Student employee

Student employee at the danish foundation Realdania. They work with innovation, urban renewal and CSR in the build environment. My job here was to write press realeases, editing and updating the website and research in general. I daily worked in sharepoint, photoshop, sitecore, Microsoft word and excel.

May 2013 - Jul 2013
Pendu Sound recordings 

Intern at the independent New York based record label Pendu Sound Recordings. My work included website updating, blog updating, general research within the fashion and music industry. The internship gave me an opportunity to get a great insight in the music industry.

Oct 2011 - Jun 2012
København Magasin

Writing for the blog KBH-Magasin about new sites especially new architecture in Copenhagen. Www.kbhmagasin.dk

Mar 2011 - Jul 2011
Gallery Intern
Circle culture gallery

Internship at the Berlin based gallery Circle Culture Gallery. Including planning exhibitions and events, updating website, blog writing and general daily organization. www.circleculture-gallery.com

Aug 2010 - Dec 2010
Gallery intern and blogwriter
Wonderland art space

Internship at the Copenhagen based gallery WAS, Wonderland Art Space. Doing daily tasks as blogwriting, updating websites, working in close collaboration with artists, planning events and exhibitions and sending out press material.

Sep 2011 - Aug 2014
Master of Arts in Modern culture with concentration in Urbanity and Aethetics (part of the Master's program 4 Cities) 
University of Copenhagen

Master's degree in Arts and Cultural Studies with a profile in Urban Aesthetics at the University of Copenhagen. 

Mar 2014 - Jun 2014
Master's Thesis 
University of Copenhagen

Resident in New York where I worked on my master's thesis. I went on several trips to Detroit where I performed an investigative fieldwork including research, interviews and observation all relevant to the subject of my master's thesis in which I focused on the relation between the techno culture and it's relation to Detroit City.

Sep 2012 - Jan 2013
Master's degree level
Danish school of media and journalism

One semester of Communications and Journalistic Writing at The Danish School of Media and Journalism. Learning interview techniques, writing in a journalistic language, research, business communication, web communication and social media communication.

Sep 2007 - Feb 2010
Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature
University of Copenhagen

Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature at the University of Copenhagen. 

Sep 2009 - Feb 2010
Bachelor's degree level
Technishes universität berlin

Exchange semester at Technishes Universität Berlin with classes in art, literature and architectural history.


Mac and Windows. Microsoft Office, Adobe photoshop and Indesign, Content management in sharepoint and sitecore, Wordpress, social medias and basic CMS and HTML.

Journalistic writing for online and offline medias,

Languages: English (fluent) Danish (Native) German (basic)

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My Master's thesis concentrates on Detroit and the relation between the city, the mentality of the inhabitants, the psychology of the American Dream and the rise of the Techno Culture, ideas of futurism and hopes for the future Detroit. 

The thesis includes an abstract in English. In addition I would also be happy to translate the entire thesis into English if needed.