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

Herkunft: Germany

Kateryna Mishchenko

Kateryna Mishchenko, born in 1984 in Poltava, Ukraine, is an essayist, translator, and co-founder of the independent publishing house Medusa in Kyiv. She has worked as a human rights interpreter and co-founded the journal for literature, arts, and societal critique, Prostory. Her essays have been published in international journals, anthologies,

Jennifer Neal

Jennifer W. Neal, born in the United States, is an author, producer, visual artist, standup comedian, and occasional musician, now residing in Berlin. Her diverse work has been internationally recognized in various publications, and her debut book, »Notes on Her Color« was published by Catapult (US) and Penguin Random House

Irina Rastorgueva

Irina Rastorgueva, born in 1983 in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia, studied philology at Sakhalin State University and worked as a cultural journalist for various Russian magazines and radio stations. From 2006 to 2015, she taught journalism at Sakhalin State University and published numerous scholarly articles on 20th-century literature and journalism theory and

Gwendolyn Sasse

Gwendolyn Sasse, born in Hamburg, is a social scientist specializing in comparative democracy and authoritarianism research, with a particular focus on Eastern Europe. She is the Scientific Director of the Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS) and has been the Einstein Professor at the Institute for Social Sciences

Helga von Loewenich

Helga von Loewenich, born in 1943 by the Bodensee, studied painting in Nuremberg and Munich and spent time in 1972 as a visiting student at the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem. Her further studies led her to Prague and Warsaw. Her artwork, primarily comprising watercolors, collages, and various color techniques, has

Thomas Weber

Thomas Weber, born in 1974 in Hagen, Germany, is a distinguished Professor of History & International Affairs at the University of Aberdeen, a position he has held since 2013. His scholarly path led him from the University of Münster to an MSt and DPhil in Modern History from the University

Marina Weisband

born in 1987 in Ukraine, is a psychology graduate and expert in digital participation and education. She was the political director of the Pirate Party Germany from 2011 to 2012. Currently, she is involved in the German Green Party, focusing on digitalization and education. She co-chaired the digitalization association D64

Sam Zamrik

Sam Zamrik Zamrik is a poet, musician, translator and political educator who was born 1996 and raised in Damascus, Syria. They deep interest in literature and politics led him to undertake formal education in English Literature at Damascus University. Subsequently, they moved to Berlin to complete a Bachelor’s in Humanities,

Thilo Mischke

born in 1981 in Berlin, is a journalist, author, and television presenter. He began his career with a video game magazine, but soon returned to broader topics. He writes passionately about international issues for »Stern«, with features in ZDFneo, and ProSieben. Known for his successful podcast »Alles Muss Raus«, he

Ralph Tharayil

Ralph Tharayil, born in 1986 in Switzerland to South Indian parents, is a writer, director, and translator, working through text, performance, and audio. His academic pursuits in History, Media and Literature Sciences were undertaken at the University of Basel. His literary debut, »Nimm die Alpen weg« (2023; tr: Take the

Bachtyar Ali

Bachtyar Ali, born in 1966 in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq, is a renowned contemporary writer and poet from the autonomous Kurdistan region in Iraq. He first gained acclaim in 1983 with his poem »Nishtiman« (tr: The Homeland), followed by his first poetry collection, »Gunah w Karnaval« (1992; tr: The Sin and the