Kaospilot welcomes Marianne Grymer Bargeman, Director of Learning and Interpretation at Aros Aarhus Art Museum and Pernille Berg, Head of Research, Analysis and Higher Education at the Foundation for Entrepreneurship in the board of the school. They work with respectively creative learning spaces and entrepreneurship and both find great inspiration within these fields at Kaospilot.




Two more creative and energetic professionals have just joined the Kaospilot board. One of them is Marianne Grymer Bargeman. As a director of Learning and Interpretation at Aros Aarhus Art Museum she works everyday for the guests at the museum to take part in the art experiences.


-       At museums we work a lot on creating learning spaces where the guests take part actively. Kaospilot knows how to create good frames for creativity and learning, says Marianne Grymer Bargeman. Therefore she is very excited to start her work in the Kaospilot board.


The other new board member, Pernille Berg, is Head of Research, Analysis and Higher Education at the Foundation for Entrepreneurship.


-       I value very highly the international outlook of Kaospilot and the great focus on developing the students as whole persons with entrepreneurial competences, says Pernille Berg.


She is educated in sociology and philosophy and has a background within education, innovation and entrepreneurship, among others as Head of Research and Innovation at KEA – Copenhagen School of Design and Technology.


One of the themes at the two new members’ first board meeting was a presentation by three students, concerning a project for the 25th anniversary of Kaospilot later this year.


-       We could really sense the commitment and the high ambitions of the students. They are being heard and there is a very equal relationship between students and staff, says Pernille Berg.


-       Ideas are quickly put into action here and that is awesome. I can understand why Kaospilot experiences an increase in the number of applicants. If I were to choose an education today I would also apply here, Marianne Grymer Bargeman says.


-       In my view Kaospilot is the type of education that can meet what will be sought-after in society in the future. What is more important today than being able to act in complexity?, Marianne Grymer Bargeman asks rhetorically.





The principal at Kaospilot, Christer Windeløv-Lidzélius, is happy to have found two new members who complement each other well.


-       Marianne and Pernille both have great experience with alternative learning methods. They come with a really good energy and a good understanding and respect for the values that Kaospilot build upon, says Christer Windeløv-Lidzélius.


He also emphasises the value of getting input from professionals who work in other worlds in their everyday life and who can see things in the organisation a bit from the outside.


-       We have already gotten good ideas from both of them on the first meeting and we look forward to the collaboration, says Christer.


Pernille Berg knows from her work in the established, more traditional educational environment that Kaospilot has long been a source of inspiration for other educations that wish to promote innovation and entrepreneurship among the students. She has furthermore had Kaospilot students do projects with her when she was Head of Development in the incubator “Iværksætterhuset” and Head of Research and Innovation at KEA – Copenhagen School of Design and Technology.


-       I certainly noticed how super professional they are. Already as students they know how to act in a professional collaboration in a company. They took responsibility and were not knocked out if things didn’t go exactly as planned, Pernille Berg remembers.


The chairman of the Kaospilot board is Kim Klastrup, former Head of Branding in Grundfos. In the board is also Jens Otto Kjær Hansen, principal at the Danish School of Media and Journalism, Jon Tangen, programme director at Kaospilot, and Marc Skjerning, student at Kaospilot. Kaospilot student Madison Worthy also takes part in the meetings as an observer.



Text by Lotte Rystedt, journalist at Kaospilot