24. ilb
Evening program: Sept 05 – 14, 2024
Young program: Sept 09 – 18, 2024

Herkunft: Germany

Hernán D. Caro

Hernán D. Caro, born in 1979 in Bogotá, Colombia, is a philosopher, historian and journalist. He pursued his PhD in Philosophy at the Humboldt University of Berlin (2009-2012), where he also completed his master’s degree. As a scholar, he contributed to academia through his dissertation » The Best of All

Deniz Utlu

born in 1983 in Hannover, is a renowned author and essayist. He was the founder of the cultural and societal magazine »freitext« and has a background in economics, which he studied in Berlin and Paris. Utlu’s literary debut »Die Ungehaltenen« (2014; tr: The Discontented) was adapted for the stage at

Moshtari Hilal

born in 1993, studied Islamic Studies and Political Science with a focus on Gender and Decolonial Theory in Hamburg, Berlin, and London. As a visual artist, writer, and curator, her significant works include the 2022 publication »English in Berlin – Exclusions in a Cosmopolitan Society« co-authored with Sinthujan Varatharajah, for

Titus Ackermann

Titus Ackermann was born in 1970 in Basel. His journey in the world of arts began at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart and continued at the Macintosh School of Art, Glasgow, where he specialized in children’s book illustration and reportage drawing. In 1994, he co-founded the comic and

Werner Herzog

was born in Munich in 1942. He moved with his family to the remote Bavarian mountains when he was just two weeks old, shaping his life profoundly. He received no formal education in filmmaking, opting instead to learn the craft through self-study. Notable for his vivid storytelling and daring cinematic

Tayo Awosusi-Onutor

Tayo Awosusi-Onutor is a singer, writer, director, political activist, living in Berlin. She describes herself as Afro-Sintezza. She plays her music in English, German and Romanes. She also lends her voice to film and TV as a dubbing singer and speaker. Tayo studied German and multimedia. She is a board

Heide Franck

born in Germany, studied European Studies, Applied Literary Studies and Scandinavian Studies in Eichstätt, Berlin and Göteborg. Since 2010 she has been translating English and Swedish texts into German. She also gained experience in the publishing industry, especially in public relations, website management, and editing. Franck translated several notable works

Kinga Tóth

Born in Hungary in 1983, Kinga Tóth is a polymath—linguist, visual sound poet, illustrator, cultural manager, and performance artist. Her extensive educational background in linguistics and literature imbues her creative pursuits with profound layers. Tóth composes in Hungarian, German, and English, presenting her literary works through innovative installations and performances.

Lana Bastašić

Lana Bastašić was born in Zagreb in 1986 to Serbian parents. After the breakup of Yugoslavia, she grew up in Banja Luka, Bosnia. There, she studied English and Communication Sciences. She lived in Spain for several years and obtained an international certificate as an English teacher in Prague. Her debut

Dinçer Güçyeter

The theater-maker, poet, editor, and publisher Dinçer Güçyeter was born in 1979 in Nettetal, a town in the Lower Rhine region. After training as a mechanic and a temporary stint as a restaurateur, he founded the ELIF publishing house in 2011, which he funded through his part-time work as a

Katja Hoyer

born in 1985 in Guben, studied history at the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College London. Hoyer is a Global Opinions columnist for »The Washington Post« and regularly contributes to British newspapers such as »The Spectator«,

Gerald Knaus

Gerald Knaus, born in Austria in 1970, is an expert in international politics, having studied in Oxford, Brussels, and Bologna. He has held a lectureship in economics at the State University of Chernivtsi, Ukraine, and is a regular lecturer on Southeast Europe at the NATO Defence College in Rome. He