Meet The Team
Gothenburg Fringe board president
No Gothenburg Fringe event would be the same without Elin, the longest-serving member of the team and elected President of the board for 2021.
Little did she know when she joined the team in 2017, that she would be dragged kicking and screaming into a key role within the team, a role which she took on at full speed and never looked back.
Among Elin’s many special abilities is her talent for making even the simplest technological item or concept go haywire in her presence.
Besides that, you can trust her with anything. Our Skåne native has been a producer for the festival, working on practically every aspect as well as running the volunteer programme and breathing her unique spirit into everything she does.
- Chris on Elin
Chris studied archaeology at the University College Dublin. Whereupon reading about the discovery of an ancient handball court in Peru, decided to make a change and begin a successful career in sports journalism.
This led him to Gothenburg where he joined the Fringe team in 2018, having been a fan of the festivals held in Edinburgh and Dublin for several years. Initially starting out as a regular volunteer, Chris is now a director for GBG Fringe and has been instrumental in creating one of Gothenburg’s most varied and exciting cultural events. Chris loves artistic gymnastics, all kinds of comedy shows and dog training.
- Josh on Chris
Raised by wolves and trained by classical musicians, Hanna is the fierce brains of the Fringe organisation. Coming in from Austria to study event management, she quickly rose to the top of Gothenburg's cultural food chain with her get-shit-done attitude and tireless energy.
She's straightforward but also very protective of her friends. When she's not helping steer the Fringe barge, you may find her writing and composing funky music with the cool kids or filling out cultural funding application forms.
- Nikhil on Hanna
Josh joined the GBG Fringe team in 2019, thinking he would help out a little with planning the tech.
But we dragged him in deeper, eventually running the tech team that year and making sure our artists’ tech dreams came true. Surprisingly enough, he decided to stay on the team, taking on more responsibilities in different areas and becoming one of the festival’s directors in 2021.
When he is not saving the day by coming up with solutions to all our problems, Josh is a dedicated pizza baker, maths enthusiast and bassist, playing anything from catchy wedding pop tunes to chamber prog.
- Hanna on Josh
Sid upgraded to volunteer coordinator in 2021 after his excellent contribution as volunteering venue host and artist liaison in 2020. Presenting artists and hosting audience just seemed liked his natural habitat after several years active with Sofar sounds. Happy we got our hands on him and that he stayed.
Sid's way of engaging and recognising our volunteers' needs, creates that special atmosphere giving room for chill conversations as well as problem-solving. Funny, charming and caring, he sometimes gets stuck in his churning in search for perfection. A music lover who rocks as a broomstick player (or anything else close to hand that can act as instrument).
- Elin on Sid
The first time I met Giulia was at an improv workshop where she made me care about imaginary heavy balls we were throwing at each other. So, it's no surprise that even with a PhD and a full time job, her passion for creative arts has her involved in the Gothenburg drama community and also organising the Fringe Festival.
Part of the Fringe team since 2018, initially as a volunteer and then a core team member, she is the much-needed calm, composed and responsible head in our team and is pretty much involved in everything. Giulia puts the G in GBG Fringe!
- Sid on Giulia
Nikhil is an engineer with an artist's soul. You can often find him writing in cafés, playing on stage or directing behind a camera.
After participating in the Gothenburg Fringe Festival 2020 as an artist, Nikhil was quick to join the GBG Fringe core team. Smooth-talking and quick-witted, Nikhil brings the artist's flair to the group. He likes cooking, travelling, drawing, watching movies, and being fashionably late to stuff.
- Giulia on Nikhil