Anna Desponds


Anna is a curator, podcaster and researcher interested in the convergence of audiovisual arts and digital technology, working at THE CATALYSTS, a Berlin-based boutique agency for innovative and creative players working at the intersection of Digital Technologies and Film, Immersive Media, Design, Music and Sound. 

Anna has over ten years of experience in the creative industries, including programming arthouse cinemas, producing one of the biggest documentary film festivals in Europe and running an art gallery. She lives in a rural area on the Polish-Czech border.

THE CATALYSTS are a multi-disciplinary agency investigating new developments across emerging tech, scientific research, politics, arts and culture. Informed by critical perspectives and a narrative approach, they design programs and scout speakers to create thought-provoking experiences to turn conferences into sites of knowledge exchange and co-creation.