I work on new ways of collaboration and cocreation which empower us and our individual potential to discover our joint potential in diverse, living processes.
For 16 years now, I have been working as a founder, creator, designer, and project developer. I'm a moderator and facilitator of participatory and collaborative design processes. As a permaculture designer I understand how to design complex sustainable systems. As a philosopher, theorist and intellectual I work on the theory and methodology of cocreative processes and transformative practice and seek options that allow us to develop the collective intelligence necessary to design, in different and better ways, the world in which we live.
Since 2008, I have been co-founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Participatory Design. I'm also the founder of the German permaculture institute “Permakultur Akademie Deutschland”. I studied at the London Guildhall University, the University of Trier and the University of Oldenburg and have been an associate of the Research Training Group on “Technification and Society” at the University of Darmstadt. I'm a recipient of scholarships from the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Schumacher College and of the Future Global Leader award of the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Over the next few years we will for the first time have a real opportunity to introduce new design instruments at the national, European and international levels, i.e. citizens’ referenda and citizen participation.
These will activate the collective intelligence of millions of people. Together with all the people at Mehr Demokratie e.V., a member of Democracy International, I want to use all my strength to advance our democratic political system. In these times of Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan we should know what’s at stake.
Born in 1966 and originally working in the IT sector I have been on the national board of Mehr Demokratie e.V. since 1996 and its CEO since 2001. I live in the community project Schloss Tempelhof of which I am a co-founder and which I have helped to get off the ground.
I'm a strong proponent of the notion that inner transformation by means of dedicated lifelong personal development must go hand in hand with radical systemic change on the outside to allow for a thriving future for our grandchildren.
For the past 12 years I have been bridging for-profit business models, social businesses and non-profit organizations. I detect possibilities and opportunities, manage projects, scout and supervise teams, structure networks and expand into markets.
I would describe myself as a conscious business activist with a serious crush on cutting edge thinking and modern solutions for a society in transformation. I was born 1979 into a small community in the remote countryside of the Bavarian Forest. When Chernobyl happened in 1986, I realized that we will never achieve a truly peaceful and sustainable future for our grandchildren without changing from the inside out.
My intention is to support and develop new forms of artistic, cultural, event and media formats that challenge the current system by envisioning new possible realities.
I'm an artist, director and producer from Berlin. Since my studies in Photography, Media and Communication at Goldsmiths University of London, I have been documenting stories of individuals and communities, with a particular focus on societal, political and ecological matters. My latest project is TRANSMODERNITY, a feature length documentary presenting an array of different changemakers across Europe, who are active in the fields of education, activism, economics, the arts as well as ritual and healing.
I’m interested in developing accessible and artistic expressions of social and cultural change.
I’m a journalist from London with a background in digital communications. Since graduating University in 2015 I have been on an intuitive journey to uncover and engage with emerging sociocultural patterns and shifts. An interest in internet culture, human consciousness and social change led me to study an MA in Arts and Lifestyle Journalism, for which I received a scholarship from the Financial Times. From there, I began to follow and report on what has now been coined ‘the psychedelic renaissance’, eventually moving to Berlin - where I now live and work as the lead editor of Emerge, a media platform exploring systemic change.
I am a creative director, always focused on concepts, working in many fields such as socio-cultural projects, music industry, and commerical sets.
I shape visual strategies and campaigns, from first scratch to final touch, always considering the multilateral nature of the co-creative process and synergizing potentials of my fellow co-creators. My mantra is that good communication is the necessary foundation of every good project.
I am transforming meaning into form and vice versa, while doing the next thing.
Graduated in Cultural and Technological Studies as well as Visual Communication, my focus lays in the interdisciplinarity and translation between design and content. My main fields are branding, designing type, urban political activism and giving ideas a unique, distinct voice.