Nora Jongen

Department: Public Private

Cyclic Living

What: Rethinking the dynamics of the creative process according to the female menstrual cycle.

Why: Divided into four phases, the female menstrual cycle influences a woman’s physical and mental wellbeing. Nora Jongen linked the accompanying changes in character and skills to the creative process and designed a new method for cyclic working.

How: The four different spaces support working with the qualities of each phase: being intuitive in the menstrual phase, being energetic in the pre-ovulation phase, being social in the ovulation phase, and being reflective in the pre-menstrual phase. Four videos capture the different characteristics of one creative female.

“I encourage cyclic living, so that women can realise their creative potential”

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Photographs: Ronald Smits