Olad Aden is an African-German-American street social worker, photographer and videographer based in Berlin, Germany. He has been working with youth in a Berlin detention facility (Zwischen Welten) and facilitating cultural exchanges between young people from Berlin and New York (BronxBerlinConnection). His projects include Translating Hip Hop (Manila /Bogota/Beirut/Nairobi/Berlin); SPOKEN WOR:L:DS, a literature/rap project (Berlin/Nairobi) and DExZA & Be-troit (Detroit/Berlin), a performance exchange program.
Fabian “Farbeon” Saucedo is a world-renowned hip hop artist and activist based in Brooklyn, New York. Farbeon champions a community-based approach to the creative process and has inspired young and old for nearly 20 years throughout the United States and abroad: in Germany, Indonesia, Iraq, Eritrea, and Thailand. He is the founding director of the Hip Hop Re:Education Project, a creative youth development organization that engages young artists in the hip hop elements.
This project is organized in collaboration with Gangway e.V., Hip Hop Re: Education Project and the Goethe-Institut New York.