boscop: Juliane Westphal, boscop eg, Open Space Facilitator

Juliane Westphal

Together we are wiser

Juliane Westphal works as an Open Space Facilitator, Mediator (M.A.) and intercultural trainer (dgikt) with large groups, organisations, teams and individuals.

After studying at the Art Academy in Hamburg (HfBK), she was part of artist groups and produced radio documentaries for German Radio stations. From 2005 to 2007, Juliane was involved in public outreach for the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions in Sierra Leone and Liberia, which dealt with the crimes committed during the civil wars. She holds a masters degree in mediation and conflict management at European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder, Germany.

What led me to Open Space?

My fondness for participatory and process-oriented approaches evolved in the fields of art and media. During the Open Space event which was part of my mediation studies, I experienced this enthusiasm again. And it stayed: in the following collaborations with boscop and during the Open Space conferences that I organised and facilitated in West Africa. The most innovative and sustainable initiatives and solutions are often developed within dialogues.

What inspires me?

The lively and stimulated atmosphere of an Open Space. The intensive exchange between people. The new things that evolve between people who work together on their own responsibility. I enjoy creating the space for that to happen by facilitating different processes like Open Space, World Café or a mediation.


Phone: +49 (0)176 49 30 55 50

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