Urs Jaeggi, born in 1931 in Solothurn, was a sociologist, writer, and visual artist. In 1981 he was awarded the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize. In the 1960s he began publishing work on political sociology and was a professor at the Institute for Sociology at the Freie Universität Berlin from 1972 to 1992. His conceptual images, installations, and performances have been shown internationally. In 2001, he was Artist in Residence in Tel Aviv. He used to live in Berlin and Mexico City.
Urs Jaeggi died in Berlin on February 13, 2021.