Dr. Andrea Grieder
is the founder of Transpoesis, a poetry organisation based in Rwanda and in Switzerland. She teaches poetry and brings poetic performances on Stage: At the International Arts Festival Ubumuntu, Kigali and at Arts Festivals in Athens (Platforms Project), Stockholm (Supermarket Independent Art Fair), Switzerland (FatArt and Window of Fame).  In Rwanda, Transpoesis was running the three monthly poetry competition Kigali vibrates with Poetry (2015-2019).  

Andrea writes a column for African.Poetry.PressShe is the co-director of International Refugee Poetry Network and curated On the Wings of Technology. She holds a PhD in Social Anthropology and is the director of inArtes, an art therapy insitut in Zurich and Winterthur, member of European Graduate School EGS in Expressive Art Therapy. She talks about her vision and the transformative power of poetry on TEDx Nyarugenge, 2019.