22. ilb 07. - 17.09.2022

Programmsparten: Science and the Humanities

Sebastian 23

born as Sebastian Rabsahl in Duisburg in 1979, he studied philosophy. He performed at poetry slams and on television under his pseudonym from 2003 onwards and also published several of his sets on CD, among others as a member of the literary performing »boy group« Smaat. His books like »Schwerkraft

Samar Yazbek

Samar Yazbek was born in 1970 in Jableh, a small town on Syria’s Mediterranean shore. She studied Arabic literature in Lattakia and today worked as an editor for www.nesasy.org. This website is dedicated to human rights, especially the rights and freedoms of women. She also edited and presented a cultural

Sabine Erbstößer

born in Crivitz in 1976, studied German, Sciences for the primary level and Mathematics and researches on child sponsoring, children’s literature in primary-school science lessons and children’s experience of space. Furthermore, she worked as a teacher until 2009 and volunteers in work with girls.

Sacha Alanoca

born in 1992 in Paris, is an AI policy researcher at »The Future Society«, a think-and-do-tank originally founded at the Harvard Kennedy School. Her focuses include data governance, privacy and the impact of algorithmical bias, especially on social minorities as well as on notions of free will and human agency.

Ryad Assani-Razaki

Ryad Assani-Razaki was born in 1981 in Cotonou in the West African state of Benin as the son of a computer scientist and a mother who was a literature enthusiast. He studied computer science at the University of North Carolina in the USA and the Université de Montréal in Canada.

Roman Lipski

born 1969 in Nowy Dwór Gdański, is a painter living in Berlin since 1989, whose works are exhibited internationally and are part of renowned collections, including the Marx Collection, the Alex Katz Foundation in New York, the Elgiz Museum in Istanbul, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. For his

Ralph Stock

Ralph Stock, born in 1969, and is seen as one of the first professional developers of commercially sold computer games in Germany and Europe. His debut, »Der Stein der Weisen« (1984; tr. The Philospher’s Stone), was a great commercial success, which he was also able to repeat with »Mad TV«

Priya Basil

born in London to a family with Indian roots, grew up in Kenya, now lives in Berlin. Her novels have been nominated for numerous awards and she regularly writes essays for various publications, including »The Guardian« and »Die Zeit«. Her most recent book »In Us and Now: Becoming Feminist« (2021)

Piers Torday

Piers Torday, son of English writer Paul Torday, was born in Northumberland in 1974. He attended Eton College then studied at the University of Oxford. He has worked as a writer for theater, live comedy shows, and television. After attending an Arvon writing course, he wrote his first book for

Pieta Poeta

is a Brazilian teacher and artist active in literature and visual arts in parallel with his biology classes. He has participated in many national and international poetry slams and spoken words events with great success since 2016 and published many books and zines.

Piotr Karski

Piotr Karski, born in Warsaw in 1987, studied graphic design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He writes and illustrates children’s books and has received several national and international awards. His educational activity book »Meer!« was nominated for the German Children’s Literature Award. He makes his living as

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