Me & What I do

Facilitator / Strategist / Writer / Curious Connector

Picture of Greta Muscat Azzopardi

Hello, my name is Greta.
Life tends to be a very curious experiment that I sometimes figure out how to conduct. I love to take notes along the way and enjoy sharing as well as finding applications for the findings.

I have been a freelance writer, marketing consultant, magazine writer and sub-editor, sales executive, teacher, marketing manager and animator, all of which have fed and informed my current work. Thanks to my generalist background and interests, I tend to connect both people and viewpoints, borrow methodologies and translate concepts across disciplines and audiences.

In the past few years I’ve become fascinated by the potential for artistic practice to be a connecting force and a playful way to explore better ways of doing things. This can be part of a more holistic view of life, one that takes complex interrelationships into consideration when designing processes and things.

I work with artists, communities and organisations, helping them to formulate the messages they want to get across and communicate them in an understandable and relatable manner. I also assist individuals and groups to think through and discuss issues that matter to them.

My methods include facilitation and hosting of conversations, consultancy, coaching, research and writing.

Some things I've done recently


Co-owner and co-director of this horizontal company, together with Florinda Camilleri, Niels Plotard and Johannes Buch. Offering creative services that combine art, design and business practices, The Amber Spark is a values-based entity that strives to contribute towards the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible (with thanks to Charles Eisenstein for coining that phrase). You can find more information about what we do here.

An exploration of outdoor space with graphic and exhibition designer Johannes Buch and artist Letta Shtohryn. We take over a parking space for at least two hours and do something in between the lines, inviting on-street conversations, impromptu interactions and creativity about what can be done in the space. Please do get in touch if you wish to collaborate.

LovinMalta – This cheeky trio just found the perfect Maltese venue for their events

Times of Malta – Artistic intervention tackles over-development in Sliema

Bettina Hutschek and Raphael Vella have curated Malta’s first entry in the Venice Art Biennale for the last 17 years. Entitled ‘Homo Melitensis, An Incomplete Inventory in 19 Chapters, the exhibition explores the fragmented, multidimensional, often contradictory Maltese identity with a light hearted, self-deprecating approach. I assisted the curators with research, logistics, communications and everything in between, helping this ambitious project come to fruition.

19 Chapters all the way from A: Il-Mam(m)a (both the mother and the root) to Ġ: Subjects to avoid when talking to strangers, GĦ: Gender and/or to to O: Et Cetera and everything in between, Homo Melitensis is not a simple exhibition to translate into social media platforms. Across Instagram, Facebook and to a lesser extent Twitter, I’m slowly unraveling Homo Melitensis one post at a time.

It all started when I participated in a food initiatives mapping workshop organised by FoAM who describe themselves as a ‘transdisciplinary laboratory at the interstices of art, science, nature and everyday life’. I was interested in food futures based on my work with the Permaculture Research Foundation and the Malta Water Association and was very intrigued by FoAM’s transdiciplinary approach.

Impressed with the first workshop, I moved onto second and third workshops within which we imagined and wrote four possible scenarios for Malta’s food future and played with what those would look, feel, taste like. Collaborating with Tasting Tomorrow creators Maja Kuzmanovic and Nik Gaffney, we made the scenarios tangible through culinary prototyping sessions. These sessions created menus from the future together with stories, artefacts and documents for an Archived Futures Harvest exhibition (including an opening night food-tasting performance) that was part of the Presents of the Future programme, curated by Time’s Up,  for the 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Project documentation and photos by FoAM.

I write text that describes what companies and organisations do in simple, straightforward, accessible language. Some clients I have done recent (online or offline) copywriting work for include: PlanIt Travel, G3 Group, Attrans Ltd, Art Dinouveau, Full Bloom Community, EC Malta and Pro Research Services.

Commissioned by exhibition curator Maren Richter, I collected a series of narratives, facts, ideas, people and locations that pool around the sea and presented information that could help anchor participating artists in the local context. In phase two of the exhibition preparation, I worked on organising and helping to facilitate workshops between writers, musicians, Ghana (traditional Maltese folk singing) singers, academics and citizens that created dialogues around the many interests within urban development.

A personal project and an attempt to keep my sanity during a crazily busy period. I was doing marketing consultancy for Corinthia Hotels (who I used to work for) and assisting the Homo Melitensis curators while also keeping up with a few ongoing side jobs. The old-school blog helped me carve out a time for self-reflection out of every day and ended up gathering quite a regular following from those who found my somewhat unconventional way of life interesting.

It started out as an email newsletter, it developed into a website that follows my curiosity around Malta and the people I find curious. It’s gotten somewhat stuck in recent months and I hope to rekindle it as soon as possible. Collaborations welcomed.

I’ve become a little obsessed with documentation of late. I’ve always been keen on finding and recording the essence of things, with sifting through volumes of material to find what really matters. Recently questions like ‘ How do we document processes in a way that is easily accessible to others going through similar things?’, ‘What documentation methods are easy to maintain, especially for artists who are deeply immersed in their process?’, ‘What accompanying information draws attention in, lengthens attention spans, encourages depth?’.

Some of my experiments include documenting Curatorial School (also last year)reporting for some of the sessions at Sustainable Brands, writing about my artistic residence experience in Italy, concentrating my experience with leaving corporate work and my identity search into one long essay, writing a Maria Popova style book report. I’m constantly taking notes, filling diaries, notebooks with ideas, points, connections. I definitely want to explore this more.

Creating a more feminine-friendly and feminine-empowering world is very important to me.

I’m part of an NGO called the Permaculture Research Foundation.

I studied Geography and hold a teacher’s warrant.

I’m a big fan of Brain Pickings.

And find that Toko-Pa Turner has a wonderful knack for giving words to things we know but are often unaware of.

Latest from my Blog


Openness and Connection: A life update post 2018

Openness and Connection: A life update post 2018

It’s been a while since I’ve written a post on my personal website. Over 6 months kind of a while. It’s been much longer since I’ve sat down to write about my own life rather than things work related. At the butt end of 2018, felt a little disconnected from many people around me; I…

Il-Kamra Ta’ Barra | Parking Space Events in Sliema

Il-Kamra Ta’ Barra | Parking Space Events in Sliema

A living room made for on-street interaction. Last Thursday, in collaboration with Margerita Pule, Parking Space Events moved across the water from Valletta to Sliema to create a ‘Kamra ta’ Barra’ (literally, an outdoor room). Traditionally the tidy and richly-decorated room Maltese households keep for the purpose of welcoming guests, we built one such ‘kamra…

Malta’s Muses – Goddess, Madonna, Witch | Fragmenta

Malta’s Muses – Goddess, Madonna, Witch | Fragmenta

Kay Turner brings together the goddesses from Maltese religious and folk tradition at Tarxien Temples It was such a joy to be around such absolutely kick-ass females at this edition of Fragmenta. Donning different Madonna t-shirts from various tours and the kind of self-assured, no-nonsense presence that tends to come with being on this planet…

On activism, belonging and shades of grey

On activism, belonging and shades of grey

Some coping strategies for a very confused Malta Never have I felt a bigger need to ‘do something’, than in these last few weeks since the horrible assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia. I’ve been struggling quite heavily with the state of the country for the last few months, frustrated particularly with our national fear of…

If not art, then what?

If not art, then what?

Valletta 2018 Curatorial School   The Duck / Rabbit I think the Duck / Rabbit could be crowned the mascot of this year’s Valletta 2018 Curatorial School. Sebastian Cichocki, chief curator at the currently nomadic Museum of Modern Art Warsaw was the one who introduced the character on Monday during his lecture on Curating Art…

Valletta old girl, we’re killing you.

Valletta old girl, we’re killing you.

This morning I came across this article from two years ago (don’t ask my why the photo is there, perhaps Valletta’s face is changing so much it’s now not Valletta anymore). It speaks of rents driving out people who can actually afford to live here, the loss of hawkers and small shops that make the…