Dima Albitar Kalaji, born in 1982 in Damascus, Syria, and living in exile in Berlin since 2013, has navigated a significant literary and journalistic path, underpinned by her education in Arts and Media at Damascus University. Her work highlights the intersection of art, politics, and culture, predominantly through the lens
born 2007 in Berlin, is one of the 2023 Lyrix winners with her poem »Mein Zimmer« (tr: My Room).
born in Berlin in 2008, was awarded the 2022 Theo Literature Prize for her short story »Der Herzschlag der Welt« (tr: The Heartbeat of the World) and won first place in the WERTvolle Schulen writing competition for her short story on the topic of peace. Writing and reading are her
born in 2010 in Rüdersdorf, has always been interested in books, with J.K. Rowling and Otfried Preußler among her favorite authors. She enjoys reading funny and imaginative novels because she likes to be transported to other worlds. Mia has just finished the sixth grade and will now attend the Carl-Bechstein-Gymnasium
born in 2001 in Hamburg, was awarded a prize for her short story »Ringbahn« at the Treffen junger Autor:innen in 2022. She studies politics and philosophy in Berlin, works in political education, and spends a lot of time in the kitchen. Mostly Laura writes messages to friends, sometimes they get
born in Berlin in 2013, was awarded the THEO Literature Prize in 2023 for her story »Der kleine Mülldrache« (tr: The Little Rubbish Dragon). She loves to read, especially the books by her favorite authors Oliver Schlick and Anna Woltz and the book series »Skulduggery Pleasant« by Derek Landy and
born in Berlin in 2012, was named Berlin’s state winner in the 2023 Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels reading competition. She discovered her passion for reading and reading aloud at an early age – with a particular fondness for exciting detective stories and adventure novels. She often rides her unicycle and
born in Berlin in 2000, was invited as a prize winner of Treffen junger Autorinnen 2022 with her prose miniatures »Mikroereignisse«. She studies social and economic communication at the Berlin University of the Arts. Alongside her studies, she works on short stories and fragmented pieces of writing. Often study and
Timo Berger, born in 1974 in Stuttgart, studied Comparative Literature, Latin American Studies, and Modern German Literature in Tübingen, Buenos Aires, and Berlin. He is an author, publicist, and translator, focusing particularly on contemporary Latin American poetry and prose. In 2006, together with Rike Bolte, he founded the mobile Latin
born in 1975, studied theater, English, and Romance studies in Berlin, London, and Montreal. Since 2000, he has worked as a freelance editorial assistant, dramaturge, and translator from English and French. His translations include plays and novels by authors such as David Diop, Nicolas Dickner, Elisa Shua Dusapin, Maaza Mengiste,
Welt (HKW) Berlin. In 2009, he founded SAVVY Contemporary in Berlin and assumed the position of artistic director until 2022. He is also the artistic director of the 13th Bamako Encounters in Mali and a professor in the Spatial Strategies MA programme at Kunsthochschule Weißensee, Berlin.
Jadwiga Kamola, born in 1983 in Warsaw, is a historian, curator, and author, specializing in the history of ideas. Her studies traverse the intersections of art, fascism, and modernism, with a keen interest in post-migration memory. Jadwiga Kamola edited and published pivotal works such as »Kunst, Kitsch, Faschismus, Kolonialismus. Leni