ilb Jahre: 2019

Reyhan Şahin

aka Dr. Bitch Ray, born in Bremen, is a linguist, rapper, performance artist, actress, fashion designer, and author. She is currently conducting research on right-wing populism, Islam and gender at a graduate school and is working on her habilitation (professorship qualification). She has published articles in the »ZEIT«, the »taz«,

Raoul Schrott

Raoul Schrott was born in 1964. He grew up in Tirol, Tunis, and Zürich, and studied languages and literature in Norwich, Paris, and Berlin. From 1986 until 1987, he was the secretary to Philippe Soupault in Paris. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on »Dada 1921−1922« and in 1998 he earned

Rafael Cardoso

born in 1964 in Rio de Janeiro and raised in the USA, is a Brazilian writer and art historian. Two of his works deal with the life story of his great-grandfather Hugo Simon, which also led him to Berlin, where he has lived since 2012. Other works deal with the

Rafael Yockteng

Rafael Yockteng was born in 1976 in Lima, Peru. In 1980 he moved with his family to Colombia, where he still lives today. His favorite subjects at school were mathematics and physics, so he decided to study mechanical engineering. After three semesters he began to draw and write, changed his

R.O. Kwon

R. O. Kwon was born in Seoul, South Korea, and moved to the USA with her family at the age of three. She grew up in Los Angeles in a Christian environment, but at the age of seventeen she experienced a crisis of faith and distanced herself from the devoutness

Philipp Schönthaler

born in 1976. His stories and novels examine contemporary work spheres and individual resistance against conformity phenomena. In essayistic form, he analyzed the increasingly popular corporate instrumentalization of narrative techniques. The inaugural text of his prose cycle »Life and Services« retells the digitization of an executed prisoner as the birth

Pico Iyer

Pico Iyer was born in 1957 to Indian parents in Oxford, England. He grew up in England and California and studied English Literature at Oxford and Harvard. During two summer vacations he worked for the »Let’s Go« travel guide series, for which he visited dozens of Greek, Italian, English and

Petra Ritter

born in 1974, is Head of the Section Brain Simulation at the Charité in Berlin. Sie initiated the neuroinformatics platform »The Virtual Brain«, which aims at generating personalized simulation models that enable a better understanding of neurological disorders and innovative therapy approaches. Besides medical applications, the gathered research data within

Philipp Felsch

Philipp Felsch was born in Göttingen, Germany in 1972. He studied philosophy and received two research grants, then earned his doctorate at the University of Zurich in 2006. Since 2011, Junior Professor for History of the Humanities at the Humboldt University Berlin. His research focuses on the history of cartography,

Petina Gappah

Petina Gappah is a writer and lawyer who was born in Zambia and raised in Zimbabwe. She studied law at the University of Zimbabwe and at Cambridge, and completed her doctorate at the University of Graz. An international lawyer specializing in the World Trade Organization, most recently, she worked for

Perry Anderson

Perry Anderson, born in London in 1938, is a British historian, emeritus at the University of California in Los Angeles. He writes for the »London Review of Books« and the »New Left Review«, which he also edited for many years. His most recent book »The H-Word: The Peripeteia of Hegemony«

Paulita Pappel

is a porn producer, actress, and feminist. In 2016, she founded the platform Lustery.com, where couples can upload their own sex videos and on which blog she regularly writes. Paulita Pappel is curator and co-organizer of the Porn Film Festival Berlin and lives in Berlin. She has collaborated with many