Achim Lengerer

In his artistic practice, Achim Lengerer deals with the political effects and functions of language and text. In addition to cinematic soundtracks, installations and publications, his forms of expression include performative lectures and events.

Lengerer founded various collaborative projects, including the freitagsküche in Frankfurt on the Main. Since 2009, Lengerer has run the mobile exhibition space and publishing house Scriptings.

2017 Participation in documenta 14 with the 21-hour radio work different time, different place, different pitch (with Dani Gal) produced by Savvy Funk and Deutschlandfunk. PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.

Achim Lengerer (Ed.)

In his artistic practise, Achim Lengerer deals with the political effects and functions of language and text. In addition to cinematic soundtracks, installations and publications, his forms of expression include performative lectures and events.

Lengerer founded various collaborative projects, including the freitagsküche in Frankfurt on the Main. Since 2009, Lengerer has run the mobile exhibition space and publishing house Scriptings.

2017 Participation in documenta 14 with the 21-hour radio work different time, different place, different pitch (with Dani Gal) produced by Savvy Funk and Deutschlandfunk. PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.

Adam Sinykin

Adam Sinykin has published illustrated books for children and adults. He is also the co-author of a two volume historical atlas of Shanghai’s old city. For two decades he has worked as a screenwriter, having created scenarios for film and television. Mr. Sinykin currently divides his time between Shanghai, Los Angeles and Bologna.

Akinbode Akinbiyi

Akinbode Akinbiyi was born in Oxford, England to Nigerian student parents, and grew up in England and Nigeria. After a B. A. English degree from Ibadan University, Nigeria, Akinbiyi returned to Europe, where he took up photography, both as a profession and in personal work on large, sprawling megacities.

The narrative in the labyrinthian weave of city streets, wandering quietly and gently on hectic highways and less frenetic byways, eyes acute to the immediacy of the here and now and simultaneously the faraway oblique horizon. Passageways, Involuntary Narratives, and the Sound of Crowded Spaces, 2016–2017, was a body of work shown during documenta 14 in both Athens and Kassel, and that to date encapsulates this constantly evolving wandering.

A more recent intervention is the retrospective show Six Songs, Swirling Gracefully in the Taut Air at Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, that opened on 6 February, 2020 and is set to run till 7July, 2020. A show that traverses the wide scope and wanderings going back some four decades.

Alexis Hyman Wolff

Alexis Hyman Wolff (b. 1982, Los Angeles) is a Berlin-based artist-curator working toward the integration of artistic, social and scholarly practices in museums. From 2015-17, she was engaged within the community of Kleinmachnow, laying the groundwork for an experimental local history museum. She received her M.A. in Artistic Museum Studies at the Institute for Art in Context, University of the Arts Berlin (2015). Other exhibition projects include: Beyond Objects in Bernau bei Berlin (2014) and On Time in the Museum der Dinge,Berlin (2013). Much of her experience in creative museum work has been gained at the Museum of Jurassic Technology, Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of American Art, Berlin. She has been in residence at the Roger Brown Study Collection of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux in cooperation with the Bordeaux Musée d’Histoire Naturelle.

Andrej Holm

Andrej Holm is a social scientist specialising in urban renewal, gentrification and housing policy.

Since February 2017, Holm has been advising the Senate Administration as a member of the “Begleitkreis zum Stadtentwicklungsplan Wohnen 2030”.

Anina Falasca

The historian and curator Anina Falasca studied Public History in her Master’s degree at the Freie University Berlin and took the Tunix Congress of 1978 as the subject of her Master’s thesis. She lives and works in Berlin and is currently a research volunteer at the Schwules Museum.

Anke Becker

Anke Becker is a visual artist and has been working in Berlin since 1991.

Her artistic work ranges from conceptual drawings and installations to visual poetry and participatory projects. She deals with the presence and absence of language, line and text in a variety of ways.

Anke Becker is the founder of the international art and exhibition project Anonyme Zeichner, runs the visual poetry blog economic words and is a founding member of Damensalon, a network of women artists with monthly salon evenings and changing guests.

  • economic words

    Visual poetry from Financial Times newspaper clippings. A selection from the archive of economic words

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Anna Bromley

Anna Bromley is an artist and writer in Berlin. Her furtive radio listening in the disintegrating GDR forms the starting point of her artistic research on clandestine protest radio. Following an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach, she dispatches her own radio voice in search of improvised radio speech beyond state-supported broadcasters, hand-soldered amplifiers, police surveillance protocols, and polyphonic memories. In the process, she combines her auditory essays with objects and installations, performances and processual drawings.

Bromley’s radio assemblages have recently been heard and seen in the German Pavilion at the 23rd Triennale di Milano, at Manifesta 14 in Pristina, at beuys2021 in Düsseldorf, the Tbilisi Biennale, at the Akademie der Künste der Welt Cologne, at the Akademie der Künste and HKW – both in Berlin, and documenta14 in Kassel.

Anna Selander

Anna Selander is an artist and art pedagogue based in Stockholm, Sweden. She was educated in École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts and IHEAP in Paris.
She has been working mostly in the field of photography and video. Her work is often collaborative and interactive.
For several years Anna has been working as a tutor at Atelier Inuti with artistically talented individuals with intellectual disabilities and individuals within the autism spectrum.

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    Between You and Me

    Portraiture as a relational exercise: while family and friends draw her portrait, Anna Selander photographs their gaze 


Annette Kisling

Annette Kisling lives in Berlin and Leipzig. She studied at the art schools in Kassel, Offenbach am Main and Hamburg. She then worked for extensive periods in Zürich, Rotterdam, Paris, Marfa, Venice, Bangalore, Ahmedabad. Since 2009 she is Professor of Photography at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig.

In photographic series Annette Kisling describes her experiences with the architecture that surrounds her. One focus is twentieth-century modernism. In the case of the series Verplaatst she turns her attention to the urban development of the city Rotterdam, ranging from the modernism of the 1950s to the contemporary architecture of the 2020s.

Annette Maechtel

Annette Maechtel lives and works as a freelance curator, art and cultural scholar and lecturer in Berlin. Her research focuses explicitly on Berlin as a political and discursive space. Her curatorial approach is research-based, mostly collective and uses a wide variety of media and formats including temporary spaces, publications, walks, radio programmes, but also institutional exhibitions.
In 2018, she completed her dissertation at the HGB Leipzig. Since 2017, she has been a research assistant in the Einstein research project Autonomy and Functionalisation at the UdK Berlin, Institute for History and Theory of Design (IGTG).

Boisseau & Westermeyer

SYLVIE BOISSEAU is an artist. She lives and works in Berlin and Geneva. FRANK WESTERMEYER is an artist and associate professor at HEAD – Geneva. They work together under the name BOISSEAU/WESTERMEYER on video and film installations, among other artistic works, which are shown internationally both in art houses and at festivals.

With ƒ, an experimental figure they created in 1997, they try to show the extent to which language is permeated by projections and various expectations. It was only in 2010, during a research seminar, that their attention was drawn to the proximity of their work to the theories of Helmuth Plessner and the concept of eccentric positionality. Following this, they formulated the asubject of their second artistic research project, nach Produktion von Landschaft, Produktion von Identität. Künstlerische, ethnohistorische und anthropologische Perspektiven auf den Süden Chiles (19. bis 20. Jahrhundert).

The project presented here explores those forms and discourses that can emerge at the intersection of artistic and philosophical method.

Brigitta Kuster

Brigitta Kuster is a cultural researcher and artist, primarily interested in visual and film studies, (post)colonialism, and migration and border studies. Her work has taken the form of research projects, exhibitions, and filmic approaches. Currently she works as a junior professor for cultural theory and film studies with a particular focus on gender studies at the Humboldt University zu Berlin. Her recent publications include Grenze filmen. Eine kulturwissenschaftliche Analyse audiovisueller Produktionen an den Grenzen Europas (2018) and Choix d’un passé. Transnationale Vergegenwärtigungen kolonialer Hinterlassenschaften (2016).

Camila de Oliveira Coutinho

Camila de Oliveira Coutinho is a luso-brazilian graphic designer with a deep passion for editorial design and books. She also experiments with typography, photography and finding her way in between design and art. She graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Lisbon as a designer, proficient in both product and graphic design, and is now pursuing her masters degree in Communication Design in Berlin. You can see some of her work here.

Ce Jian

Ce Jian (born 1984 in China) moved to Germany in 1988 and graduated from the Berlin University of the Arts in the master class of Georg Baselitz, Daniel Richter and Robert Lucander in 2008. She also studied Art History and Philosophy at the Humboldt-Universität and Freie Universität Berlin (M.A. degree, 2009) and Goldsmiths College, London. She was a PhD candidate in Art and Visual History at the HU Berlin between 2012-17. Currently works and lives in Berlin and Beijing. Her works were shown in solo exhibitions in Berlin, Beijing (White Space), Dusseldorf (Galerie Philine Cremer) and Slovenia, as well as group exhibitions in Europe and Asia.

Christian Huck (Ed.)

Christian Huck is professor of English and American Cultural and Media Studies at the University of Kiel. His research currently focuses on cultural studies and media theory, nature, Ireland and digital materiality. Publications include Das Populäre der Gesellschaft. Systemtheorie und Populärkultur (2007); Fashioning Society, or, The Mode of Modernity: Observing Fashion in Eighteenth-Century Britain (2010); Wie die Populärkultur nach Deutschland kam. Geschichten aus dem 20. Jahrhundert (2018); Digitalschatten. Das Netz und die Dinge (2020). He is working on bringing matters of Cultural Studies to the public through talks and events (Culturitical) as well as digital platforms.

Christine Lemke

Christine Lemke lives and works as an artist & author in Berlin. She studied literature and fine arts in Düsseldorf and at the HfbK in Hamburg and held a postgraduate scholarship at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

She publishes essays, catalogue contributions and reviews. Her own writing often forms the starting point and frame of reference for her artistic practice. Her combinations of appropriated visual material and the text forms that emerge from it / with it come to the stage as performative readings, editions, audio pieces or videos & pursue an image-critical approach by elaborating autobiographical, historical and socio-cultural narratives motivically and / or turning them poetically.

In addition to her artistic work, Christine Lemke teaches German as a second language in “integration courses” at a migrant association in Neukölln.

Claudia Hummel

Claudia Hummel is a university lecturer, art educator and curator. Her work focuses on research and projects at the interface of art and education. In recent years, she has primarily researched the history of artistic-educational practice in West Berlin since the 1970s. Since 2009, she has been working as an academic lecturer in the Art in Context master program at the Institute for Art in Context at Berlin University of the Arts.

Constanze Fischbeck

Constanze Fischbeck works as filmmaker, stage designer, curator and lecturer in the context of theatre and art. Her artwork is based on the space and present of specific locations and their societal contexts. Her cinematic works combine the analysis of spaces with performative, documentary and discursive approaches.

Her work was presented international at various festivals, art institutes and theatres. She works as a professor for szenography at the HfG Karlsruhe. She lives in Karlsruhe and Berlin.

Cornelia Sollfrank

Cornelia Sollfrank (PhD) is an artist, researcher and university lecturer who is based in Berlin. Recurring subjects in her artistic work in and about digital media and network culture are new forms of (political) organization, authorship and intellectual property, gender and techno-feminism.

She was co-founder of the collectives frauen•und•technik (women and technology), -Innen and Old Boys Network and currently does research at Zürich University of the Arts in the field of art&commons. More info at:

  • Fix My Code

    Breaking points between code and culture – exemplified by the generator. Starting with a broken tool two artists engage in a thrilling dialogue about code, the aesthetics of the dysfunctional and the female coder as the lasting exception


David Zerbib

DAVID ZERBIB teaches philosophy of art at the Haute École d’Art et de Design (HEAD) in Geneva and at the École Supérieure d’Art Annecy Alpes (ESAAA). He is a member of the Centre for the History of Modern Philosophies at the Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and researches contemporary aesthetics, especially questions of performance and performativity. Together with Sharon Aronson-Lehavi, he published Performance Studies in Motion. International Perspectives and Practices in the Twenty-First Century (London: Bloomsbury 2014), edited the book In octavo. Des formats de l’art (ESAAA: Presses du réel 2015) and is responsible for the forthcoming edition of Helmuth Plessner’s Anthropologie philosophique de l’acteur. Imitation, expression et existence humaine (Paris: Presses de Paris Nanterre).

Elske Rosenfeld

Elske Rosenfeld (b. 1974, Halle/S.) is an artist and author researching the relationship between body and language in revolutionary events, the history of 1989/90 and forms of dissidence. Her work has been shown internationally at Gorki Herbstsalon (2017), mumok kino, Vienna (2016), steirischer herbst, Graz (2015), Devi Art Foundation, Delhi (2013), Former West, Utrecht (2010), among others. She blogs at

Emma Wolf-Haugh

Emma Wolf-Haugh is a visual artist, educator and writer-based in Berlin and Dublin and working internationally. Emma’s work is shaped by economic necessity, engaging forms of recycling, thrift and ephemera that result in soft modularity, wild archiving, and performative intervention, posing questions about value, accumulation, and authorship. Their pedagogical and publishing work posits the imagination as a political tool with radical potential that can exist and erupt anywhere and at any time.

Emma has developed a trilogy of works since 2014 dealing with queer and transfeminist economies and spatial politics. The Re-appropriation of Sensuality, Sex in Public, and Domestic Optimism have been exhibited through various iterations at: The Project Arts Centre Dublin, The Grazer Kunstverein Graz and De Appel Amsterdam, among other places.

Emma is co-founder of ‘The Many Headed-Hydra’, aqueous-mythmaking-decolonising collective, since 2015 and founder of ‘The Reading Troupe’ – Disruptive Pedagogy, workshop and instant publishing series, since 2013. Emma is the editor of Having A KiKi – Queer Desire & Public Space, PVA, 2016.

Erik Göngrich

Erik Göngrich works as an artist, architect and publisher in public space, in exhibitions and with publications. In his sculptures, installations, books, walks, drawings and photographs, he actively questions the use and history of urban spatial and urban political contexts.

He casts a sculptural eye on the informal qualities of the public sphere, is a passionate repairer of modernity and an active archivist of the transformations of public space.

Esther Buss

Esther Buss is a freelance film critic based in Berlin and writes for kolikfilm, Cargo, Jungle World, Filmdienst and Der Tagesspiegel, among others. Last publications in: Eine eigene Geschichte: Frauen Film Österreich seit 1999, edited by Isabella Reicher, Vienna 2020; Picturing Austrian Cinema. Geschichte(n) des österreichischen Kinos seit 1945 in 100 Laufbildern, ed. by Katharina Müller/Claus Philipp, Berlin 2022; Österreich real. Dokumentarfilm 1981-2021, ed. by Alejandro Bachmann/Michelle Koch, Vienna 2022; Peter Liechti. Personal Cinema, edited by Hannes Brühwiler, David Wegmüller, Zurich 2022.

Florian Wüst

Florian Wüst works as a film curator, artist and publisher in Berlin. He curates film programmes and exhibitions for international art institutions, cinemas and festivals. From 2016 to 2020 he was a film and video curator of transmediale. Recent curatorial projects include the IMPAKT Festival 2022 The Curse of Smooth Operations in Utrecht, together with Erik Bünger, as well as two exhibitions at Centro Internacional de Cultura Contemporánea Tabakalera, San Sebastián: Zin Ex. From Abstraction to Algorithm (2020) and Zin Ex. Body and Architecture (2021). Wüst is co-founder of the Berlin Journals—On the History and Present State of the City, an ongoing series of publications addressing the social, cultural, and economic changes in Berlin and other cities.

Gucci Falke

Gucci Falke is a cartoonist, caricaturist, director and author. Her cartoons are published in Titanic and Der Freitag, among others. She lives in Berlin.

Heimo Lattner

Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the Whitney Independent Study Program, NY. Co-operator of the project space General Public Berlin (2005–2015). Since 2015 editorial member of the Berlin Journals—On the History and Present State of the City and co-editor of Ibid. – szenische Lesungen aus Dokumenten der Berliner Stadt-und Kunturpolitik. Since 2017 research on Autonomy and Functionalisation at the UdK Berlin. Lectureship at the department of Theory and History at the weißensee academy of art berlin (2017–2018).

Helke Sander

Helke Sander, born 1937 in Berlin, German filmmaker and author. In 1968 she was a co-founder of the Aktionsrat zur Befreiung der Frauen” (Action Council for the Liberation of Women), in 1974 founder and until 1981 editor of the magazine “Frauen und Film” (women and film). From 1981 to 2003 she was a professor at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg. Films among others: Die allseitig reduzierte Persönlichkeit – Redupers (The All-Around Reduced Personality – Outtakes, 1978), Nr. 1 – aus Berichten der Wach- und Patrouillendienste (From the Reports of Security Guards & Patrol Services Part 1, 1985), Dorf (Village, 2001), Mitten im Malestream (2005).

Eds. HyCP

Michael Kress, is a conceptual artist, born in 1964, in Munich, Germany, living in Hamburg.
The focus of his work is semiotics and language as a normative moment in the construction of a media-identity.

Torsten Bruch (b. 1973) is a visual and acting artist born in Hannover, Germany.
He is now living in Hamburg. You can find his personal web page here:

Dr. Heidi Salaverría is a philosopher, lecturer, and performance artist, born in 1969 in Caracas, Venezuela, living in Hamburg, Germany.

Chrisdian Wittenburg, born in Hamburg in 1965, artist/activist on the subject of “disability”.

Inken Reinert

Inken Reinert, born in 1965 in Jena, studied fine art at Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin where she was Meisterschülerin of Werner Liebmann in 2000/2001. In her artwork she concentrates on drawing and installation. She often works with material which has a (hi)story. In her drawings, collages and sculptural installations she works with their potential to stand as a metaphor for political and social transformations. Along with her individual art production Reinert is engaged in various collaborative practices. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally. She is artist of the Gallery etHall in Barcelona.,

Jan Ahlrichs

Jan Ahlrichs founded turanskyj&ahlrichs GbR together with Tatjana Turanskyj. There he was responsible for finances and contracts. As a life partner, he was involved in every step of the production, from the development of the material to the shooting and editing.

Jana Müller

Jana Müller, geboren 1977 in Halle/Saale, Deutschland, ist Künstlerin, Forscherin, Kuratorin, Dozentin und lebt in Berlin. Ihre künstlerische Recherche ist eine Spurensuche, die sich mit gesellschaftlich wichtigen Themen auseinandersetzt und das Medium Fotografie in seinen materiellen Dimensionen reflektiert und anwendet.
Ihre künstlerischen Arbeiten werden international in den unterschiedlichsten Kontexten ausgestellt und sie hat zahlreiche renommierte Stipendien für ihre Projekte erhalten. In den letzten Jahren lehrte sie an der Kunsthochschule Mainz und an der Universität der Künste Berlin.

  • Cold Lens as a Filter

    The publication brings together Müller’s works from the last 20 years and illustrates the complexity of her artistic research through various forms of media


Janine Sack (Ed.)

As a publisher, lecturer and art director, Janine Sack is interested in the different media possibilities of presenting and contextualising the respective topics.

She conceives and designs all forms of publications: e-books, books, websites as well as magazines and newspapers (most recently redesign of the “taz”, 2017; from 2008–2012 the weekly newspaper “der Freitag”).

She is part of the journalistic network Drucken Heften Laden, which publishes the quarterly newsletter Paper News in addition to joint trade fair participations and a series of events.

Until 2009, she worked as a visual artist with a special focus on the relationship of the subject to its media representation. She co-founded the artist groups frauen•und•technik and -Innen and is currently part of the feminist network #PurpleNoise.

Johanna Thompson

Johanna Thompson studied New Genres at the San Francisco Art Institute. Her practice ranges from sound and performance to drawing and writing. She is one half of the art collective Umbra et Lux and co-author of the publication notes from the underground.

Judith Laub

Judith Laub studied cultural and political sciences at the University of Vincennes-Saint-Denis / Institut d’études européennes (F). From 2007 to 2014, she worked as a subtitler and translator for ARTE and TV5 monde, among others. Since 2012 academic collaboration and co-author of artistic projects with Heimo Lattner, among others for musikprotokoll at steirischer herbst Graz, Riga Kulturhauptstadt Europa, Festspielhaus Hellerau Dresden, Qo-2 Brussels and Hebbel am Ufer Berlin.

Jyl (Joerg) Franzbecker

Jyl Franzbecker co-produces, -curates and -publishes various, research-based and knowledge-producing formats on art and urban space in changing collective contexts and is co-publisher of the Berlin Journals—On the History and Present State of the City.

Katharina Lottner

Born 1970 in Nuremberg, lives in Berlin. Studied architecture at the FH Frankfurt/Main and stage and costume design at the TU Berlin. Since 1999, she has mainly worked on temporary buildings such as exhibition pavilions and stage sets. Projects she has supervised have received the red dot award or the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany, among others.

Katharina von Hagenow

2019–2020 Member of the working group “Spielclub Oranienstraße 25” of the neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (nGbK) with: Valeria Fahrenkrog, Marcos García Pérez, Moritz Gramming and Claudia Hummel

2018 “Architectures of science. The Universities of Berlin in European Perspective” Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, exhibition design in collaboration with: Konrad Angermüller,
Sarah K. Becker and Rosanna Wischhoff

2016–2019 Student assistant at the Tieranatomisches Theater – Raum für forschende Ausstellungspraxis (TAT) of the Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik (HZK) in the field of scenography / exhibition development and design

Kerstin Meyer

Kerstin Meyer works in international cooperation and for the Economy for the Common Good. She was active in the referendum campaign to preserve the Tempelhofer Feld (2014) and co-initiator of the Volksbegehren zur Stärkung der Direkten Demokratie in Berlin (referendum to strengthen direct democracy in Berlin, 2016).

Knut Ebeling

Knut Ebeling is a philosopher, media theorist and art critic. Since 2009 he has been a professor of media theory and aesthetics in the department of Theory and History at the weißensee academy of art berlin. He lives and teaches in Berlin.

Mathias Heyden

Mathias Heyden is a carpenter, architect and co-founder of the Berlin housing and cultural project K 77, and acts as a researcher and facilitator, activist and publicist with a focus on actual participation, economic and ecological justice and sustainability in planning and building, developing and operating space.

Collaborations with architects and artists resulted in the event, exhibition and publication projects Hier entsteht. Strategies of Participatory Architecture and Spatial Appropriation (2003–2004), An Architektur 19 – 21: Community Design. Involvement and Architecture in the US since 1963 (2008–2010) and Where If Not Us? Participatory Design and Its Radical Approaches (2013–2015).

In addition to regularly giving lectures, workshops, etc. in Germany and abroad, he has been a lecturer and research assistant at the Technische Universität Berlin and a visiting professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg for the past 10 years, and was recently a lecturer at the California Institute of the Arts.

Matthew Cowan

Matthew Cowan is an Aotearoa New Zealand artist, working in the realm of traditional European traditional customs. His works are photographs, videos, installations and performances, which play with the inherent strangeness of the continued popularity of long established folk customs in a modern world. In 2023 he will complete a doctoral project in artistic research at the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki.

Michael Fesca (Ed.)

Michael Fesca’s texts, drawings and exhibitions explore anti-hegemonic temporalities and their somatic dimensions. He investigates phenomena such as the cool-inflationary, the groove or getting out of step. He is currently conducting research at the University of Art and Design Linz. His mostly collaborative projects have been commissioned and produced by the nGbK Berlin, the Heinrich Böll Foundation, the Goethe Institute Mexico, the radio station, the Fondazione Forma di Milano, the Fondazione Arthur Cravan, the City Museum of Ljubljana, the depot Wien, the weißensee kunsthochschule berlin, the FHNW Basel and the Shedhalle Zürich. Among the publications he has written for are Springerin, the zine book Speak to me, as well as the nGbK publications Jokebook and Glossary of Inflationary Terms.

Naomi Hennig

Naomi Hennig lives in Berlin, where she works as researcher, artist, curator, editor, and project coordinator. She graduated from ECA Edinburgh and UdK Berlin and has since been involved in a number of artist-run initiatives. She collaborated in curatorial projects including an exhibition on the Artist Placement Group (APG) with Ulrike Jordan, presented at Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin, and Summerhall, Edinburgh (2015/16). She co-curated the research and exhibition project Spaceship Yugoslavia at nGbK Berlin in 2012. Between 2013 and 2015, she organized the exhibition program at Galerie im Turm.

Her artistic and curatorial research revolves around the memorialization of political micro-histories, as well as the relationships of place, history, ecology, and economy.

Nicoline van Harskamp

Nicoline van Harskamp is an Amsterdam based artist whose work considers acts of language and solidarity. Her live works were staged, among other places, at Museum of Contemporary Art Anwerp, Urbane Künste Ruhr (Ruhr Ding 2018), Steirischer Herbst in Graz, Project Art Centre in Dublin, Tate Modern in London, KunstWerke in Berlin, New Museum in New York, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Arnolfini in Bristol, Serralves Foundation in Porto, and the Kaaitheater in Brussels. She has exhibited her video and installation works in art centers, universities, and festivals internationally, see Her works about “Englishes” and artists is accessible as a massive online open course in Van Harskamp is a professor for performative art at the University of Fine Arts in Münster, Germany.

Rebecca Milling

Rebecca Milling is a visual artist, mainly working with photography. Her work is engaged with the environment and our performance within it. She has received numerous awards and exhibited at The Royal Scottish Academy, Streetlevel Photoworks, Glasgow; Stills, Edinburgh; Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen; Generator, Dundee; and Edinburgh Art Festival amongst others.

Regine Steenbock

Regine Steenbock is an artist and fashion designer and as such oscillates between free and applied art, between artistic research and design (film, fashion, photography). In all her areas of activity, she is concerned with capturing the »conditio humana« (human condition) as it is reflected in everyday life. In 2001, she founded her fashion label Sium ( with which she ran her own shops in Hamburg and Berlin until 2015. Inspired by her teaching activities in non-European cultural circles (most recently from 2016–18 at Beijing Normal University in Zhuhai, China), Regine Steenbock has been involved in ethnological fashion research as an artist and fashion designer since 2016 ( Chinese Weave was on show as an exhibition at Galerie M29 in Cologne in autumn 2019. Regine Steenbock lives and works mainly in Hamburg.

Sandy Kaltenborn

Sandy Kaltenborn is a communication designer and has been running the office since 1999. He is a founding member of Kotti & Co.

Sonya Schönberger

Sonya Schönberger studied ethnology and experimental media design. She moves between performing and visual arts and works with the media of video, theatre, installation and photography. Her works are based on biographical narratives and memories, but also on expert knowledge, for which she conducts narrative interviews.

Stavros Stavrides

Dr Stavros Stavrides, architect and activist, is professor of Architectural Design and Theory at the School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, where he teaches graduate courses on housing design (incl. social housing) and postgraduate courses on the meaning of metropolitan experience.

In parallel with numerous texts on spatial theory, he has published The Symbolic Relation to Space (1990), Advertising and the Meaning of Space (1996), The Texture of Things (with E. Cotsou, 1996), From the City-Screen to the City-Stage (2002), Suspended Spaces of Alterity (2010), Towards the City of Thresholds (in English 2010, in Spanish and Turkish 2016) and Common Space (2016).

His current research focuses on forms of emancipating spatial practices and spaces of communal creation.

Stefka Ammon

Born 1970, lives in Berlin. Studied at the KHB Weißensee and PAfA Philadelphia, 2001 master student of Prof. Inge Mahn. 2002–2005 coordinator of the interdisciplinary study programme at KHB Weißensee. Founded damensalon in 2000 and Projektraum Stedefreund from 2006-2013. Since 1995 exhibitions at home and abroad, since 2006 participation, preliminary examinations and jury for art-in-building competitions of the federal government, the state of Berlin and Berlin districts.

Sven Kalden

Born 1969, lives in Berlin, works in the field of sculpture and art-installation as well as public art. Studied fine art /sculpture at the KHB-Weißensee. 1998 diploma, 1999 master student, 2010-20 assistant professor in the department for visual arts at the Brandenburg University of Technology. Various teaching assignments and jury work.

Tatjana Turanskyj

During and after studying sociology, literature and media studies in Frankfurt on the Main, Tatjana Turanskyj was a performer with Einar Schleef in Frankfurt on the Main and Berlin. After her studies, she first worked as a copywriter and author. In 2000 she founded the OK Girls Gallery with Saskia Draxler, where Peaches and Gonzales, among others, made one of their first appearances. In 2000, she began an artistic career and co-founded the performance film collective hangover ltd* with projects at the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz and various film projects.

Since 2008, co-owner of turanskyj&ahlrichs medienproduktion, which aims to strengthen modern contemporary auteur cinema. Turanskyj’s films have been shown at international festivals and in exhibition contexts (e. g. Berlinale, Gothenburg, Rio de Janeiro, Cannes/ACID), they have won awards and have been evaluated in cinemas.

Tatjana Turanskyj also taught at various universities, most recently as a professor of film at the Hochschule für Gestaltung, Offenbach, she gave lectures at conferences on gender & film and was co-founder of Pro Quote Regie/Film, an organisation that successfully campaigns for equality and diversity in the film and media sector.

She died in Berlin on 18 September 2021 after a serious illness.

Ulrike Hamann

Ulrike Hamann is a social and cultural scientist and works at the Department of Social Sciences at Humboldt University Berlin in the Diversity and Social Conflict department. She works on the city, housing, racism and migration and is a founding member of Kotti & Co.

Valentina Almarza Cruz

Valentina is a Chilean artist in Berlin. She studied architecture at Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD) in Santiago de Chile. She is passionate about aesthetics and new technologies. Currently, she is pursuing a masters degree in Communication Design at HMKW Berlin.
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Valeria Fahrenkrog

(1980, Asunción, Paraguay) is a German-Chilean visual artist and editor. She lives and works in Cologne and Berlin. The main subject of her work is the exploration of various forms of representation and dialogue between (urban) spaces and artistic language. The development of strategies for translating different topics find their expression in different media, from installation to various event formats. Her artistic work is reflected in publications, installations, sculptural and graphic work on recycled materials, photography, conversations and collaborations with others.

She is co-founder of the Berlin Journals—On the History and Present State of the City and since 2020 she has been working with Erik Göngrich and Nora Wilhelm on the project and workshop space MITKUNSTZENTRALE – Werkstatt für Kunst und Klima at Haus der Statistik. | |

Virginie Bobin

Virginie Bobin works at the crossroads between research, curatorial and editorial practices, pedagogy and translation.

In 2018, she started a practice-based research project on the political and affective stakes of translation, within the framework of the PhD in Practice program in Artistic Research at the Akademie der bildenden Künste (Vienna). In parallel, she co-founded with Victorine Grataloup the non-profit organization QALQALAH قلقلة , a platform for artistic exchanges, research and translations; and began a collaboration with artist Mercedes Azpilicueta, which led to three exhibitions in CentroCentro (Madrid), Museion (Bolzano) and CAC Brétigny in 2019-2021.

Until 2018, she was Head of Programs at Villa Vassilieff, a center for art, research and residencies, which she co-founded in 2016. Previously, she worked for Bétonsalon – Center for Art and Research, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (Rotterdam), Manifesta Journal, Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers and Performa, the New York Biennial for Performing Arts. Her independent curatorial projects have been hosted internationally, in such institutions as MoMA PS1, e-flux space and Tabakalera, and her texts have been published in international exhibition catalogues and magazines. Editorial projects include Composing Differences (Les Presses du Réel, 2015) and Re-publications (co-edited with Mathilde Villeneuve, Archive Books, 2015).

Winnie Soon

Winnie Soon (PhD) is an artist-researcher-coder-educator who was born and raised in Hong Kong. She/They is/are interested in queering the intersections of technical and artistic practices as a critical/feminist/queer praxis, with works appearing in museums, galleries, festivals, distributed networks, papers and books.

Winnie is co-initiator of code & share [], and a core member of Critical Software Thing Collective. Researching in the areas of software studies and computational practices, she/they is/are currently based in Denmark and working as Associate Professor at Aarhus University. More info at:

  • Fix My Code

    Breaking points between code and culture – exemplified by the generator. Starting with a broken tool two artists engage in a thrilling dialogue about code, the aesthetics of the dysfunctional and the female coder as the lasting exception


Yuzheng Cheng

Yuzheng Cheng (born 1977 in China) lives and works in Berlin since 2000. He studied at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) with K.H. Hödicke where he graduated as Meisterschüler in 2006. His works has been exhibited in Berlin (Galerie Antje Wachs, Galerie ArtMbassy), Hamburg (Galerie Thomas Levy ) and Athens (Gallery Eleni Koroneou), among others.

Yves Mettler

Yves Mettler’s works aim to create a sense of today’s global urbanisation processes. His work ranges from interventions in public spaces to sound installations. The works form a narrative structure that gives the urban environment a polyphonic, emotional and often humorous expression.

Since 2002, he has been developing a research and art practice around urban places called “Europe Square”. In 2021, Urbanomic published his book Atlas Europe Square. In 2018–2019, together with Achim Lengerer and Alexis Hyman Wolff, he organised the project “Am Rand von EuropaCity” in Berlin.

His work has been shown at the Kaunas Biennale (2021), Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2017), Bozar, Brussels (2016), Kunsthaus Langenthal (2012), Bawag Contemporary Vienna (2009). He holds an MFA from the Kunstakademie Wien, an MA in Art Theory and Language, EHESS, and an Art and Politics MFA from Bruno Latour’s pilot project at Sciences-PO, Paris. He is co-founder and editor of the art journal since 2002.

Zingsho Vashum

Zingsho(won) Vashum is a Naga-Indian designer focused in bringing inclusiveness in learning, products and storytelling. She did her in Electronic media and is currently doing her M.A. Communication Design in Berlin. She is a book nerd, science fiction enthusiast and loves to make things tangible.

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    Dit and Dah

    A creative usage and approach in cryptic Morse code that explores the world of nonverbal communication to find creative solutions and build inclusiveness in learning

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