BIO


Charmaine (she/her) is a Toronto-born writer and editor living in Berlin, Germany. She mostly covers art and culture, and is especially interested in investigating our relationship to uncertainty, the unknowable and the mysterious interconnectedness of the world.

Her writing has appeared in publications including Newsweek, C Magazine, mono.kultur, DAZED, AnOther, GARAGE, CNN Travel, Atmos, British Journal of Photography, NOON Magazine, Kinfolk, AIGA Eye on Design, Broccoli Magazine, KING KONG and The Creative Independent among others.

       In 2019, Charmaine and writer Effie Efthymiadi launched ONEIRIC.SPACE, an experimental research platform exploring how dreams intertwine with our waking lives and futures. Through its community newsletter, gatherings and interview archive, ONEIRIC.SPACE examines our relationship to dreams through an interdisciplinary lens. In 2021, Charmaine was an artist-in-residence at Muzeum Susch developing its gatherings strand.

       She also works with brands and institutions on editorial strategy and digital storytelling. Selected clients include AMBUSH®, Fritz Hansen, aeyde, Kickstarter, and Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers (HIDA). 

For commissions or collaborations, get in touch ➰  hello@charmaineli.ca