Petra Hilgers is one of the founders of deep:black, a London-based co-operative run by four women with expertise in the arts, mediation and education. They design and facilitate a range of creative workshops, training programmes, arts-based projects and events. Coming from a mediation perspective, deep:black acknowledges without judgement different experiences, and focuses on creating opportunities for deepening understanding, building empathy and strengthening community.
Petra has over 15 years of experience in the fields of community development, team and organizational change, and personal development. She holds a degree in Social Pedagogy, and developed her skills in peace-building, non-violent communication, mediation and creative facilitation when working in communities in Germany, Bosnia, South Africa, Uganda, Sudan, Afghanistan and the UK.