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Herkunft: Switzerland

Oliver Lubrich

born in Berlin in 1970, studied comparative literature, German literature, and philosophy in Berlin, Saint-Étienne, and Berkeley. He is Professor of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Bern and is an internationally renowned scholar of Alexander von Humboldt. Together with Thomas Nehrlich, he directs the editorial team of

Jaqueline Merz

born in Swiss Niederbipp, she is a painter and photographer. She studied at the Zurich College of Art and Design and has worked in Dresden since 1991. Her artwork has recently been shown at the Dresden Kupferstichkabinett and, in connection with a residence grant, at the Leipzig Baumwollspinnerei. She is

Zora del Buono

Zora del Buono was born in Zurich in 1962. After studying architecture at the ETH Zurich and the Berlin University of the Arts, she spent several years working as an architect and site manager in Berlin. She published her debut novel »Canitz’ Verlangen« (tr: Canitz’ Desire) in 2008. The novel

Yangzom Brauen

was born to a Swiss father and Tibetan mother in Bern in 1980. After studying at drama school there, she appeared in various roles in the theatre and television before making her Hollywood début in 2005. She is very involved in the movement to free Tibet. In her first work,

Wolfram Höll

Wolfram Höll was born in Leipzig in 1986, and studied at the Swiss Institute of Literature in Biel. He is currently working on his Master in Scenic Arts Practice at the Academy of the Arts in Berne. Höll produced theatre projects for the Schlachthaus Theater Bern and various drama festivals.

Valère Novarina

The playwright, theatre theoretician and painter Valère Novarina was born in Chêne-Bougeries near Geneva, Switzerland, in 1947. The son of the architect Maurice Novarina and the actress Manon Trolliet spent his childhood and youth in Thonon-les-Bains in the region of Haute-Savoie, before he moved to Paris to study Philosophy and

Usama Al Shahmani

Usama Al Shahmani was born in Baghdad in 1971 and grew up in Qalat Sukar (Al Nasiriyah). He studied Arabic language and modern Arabic literature, published three scholarly literary books and became an assistant at the University of Baghdad. While he was writing his dissertation, he had to flee his

Urs Jaeggi

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

Urs Mannhart

The Swiss writer Urs Mannhart was born in Rohrbach in 1975. He studied German, English, and philosophy for a few semesters and has worked as a bicycle courier and night watchman in an asylum centre.Since 2004, he has published reports in »Der Neue Bund« and made his debut as a

Tim Guldimann

born in Zurich in 1950, is a political scientist, politician, and diplomat. He studied economics in Zurich and received his doctorate in political science from the University of Dortmund. He entered the diplomatic service in 1982 and was stationed in Egypt, Chechnya, Kosovo, Iran, and Berlin, among other places. He

Tariq Ramadan

Tariq Ramadan is Professor of Islamic Studies. He is currently Senior Research Fellow St Antony’s College (Oxford), Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan) and at the Lokahi Foundation (London). He is a Visiting Professor – in charge of the chair: Identity and Citizenship – at Erasmus University (Netherlands). Through his writings and

Stefan Zweifel

Stefan Zweifel was born in 1967 in Zurich, Switzerland. After studying philosophy, comparative literature, and Egyptology, he wrote his dissertation, working with Michael Pfister, on Donatien Alphonse François de Sade, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, and the French doctor and philosopher Julien Offray de La Mettrie. The two also collaborated on