Besides studio visits and speeches, the ALC also offers access to high-end events all around the globe and introduces companies to the exciting and radical possibility of uniting art and business. The bedrock of the organization is Anja Groeschel, a communication expert who also studied art history. With her own blood, sweat and tears, she created a living cosmos which not only revolves around art, but also around promoting shared experiences through the club’s environment and those of its affiliated institutions. Building this cosmos requires a lot of time and energy, so at the end of each year, Anja Groeschel leaves Berlin for a few days to reflect on the past twelve months in peace and quiet. Before she took off, we asked her to recap the past year’s events. Here she shares her reflections on 2016 and goals for 2017 with us.