Aphra Adkinsis a self-taught photographer based in Takoma Park, Maryland. Her work portrays tablescapes that embody the visceral reactions various foods and everyday objects can elicit. Adkins hopes her work encourages the viewer to try something new. Find her on Instagram at @stilllifewithcake.
Vanessa Allnuttis a copywriter at Nouveau Projet, nominated Canada’s best magazine in 2019.
Nathalie Bachandis an author and independent curator. She is interested in digital issues and the conditions of its emergence in contemporary art.
Sanyam Bajajis a professional photographer-cum-environmentalist. From working in 12 countries as a professional photographer to attending several conferences on circular economy and sustainability at the UN & EU Commission, he is always trying to see the bigger picture and give back to the community.
Thomas Böhmborn 1968 in Oberhausen, is a mediator for literature and cultural journalist. He has curated the guest appearances of Iceland (2011), Switzerland (2014) and Norway (2019) at the book fairs in Frankfurt and Leipzig. Together with Carsten Pfeiffer he published “Die Wunderkammer der deutschen Sprache”.
Véronique Changnonis deputy editor-in-chief at Nouveau Projet, nominated Canada’s best magazine in 2019.
Tom DiCillois an US-American film director and cinematographer, best known for his movies Johnny Suede and Living in Oblivion.
Adam Fletcheris a bald Englishman. After a decade in Berlin, he’d consider himself German, were it not for his continued inability to separate his Akkusativ from his Dativ, and his plastic recycling from his paper.
Berthold Frankeis a social scientist and has been with the Goethe-Institut since 1988 with postings in Warsaw, Dakar, Stockholm, Paris, Brussels, and Prague. Since November 2018, he has been head of the South Asia region based in New Delhi.
Catherine Genestdivides her time between her Chroniques culturelles at the French-language radio network Ici Première and her position as a journalist at 24 Heures in Montréal.
Hal Hartleyis an American film director and producer who is best known for his independent films, such as Henry Fool or The Book of Life.
Frank Hissenkaemperhas been a captain in the Hamburg pilot fleet for 14 years.
Saskya Jainis the author of Fire Under Ash (Random House India, 2014), shortlisted for the 2015 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize. She has taught at Hong Kong University and Grinnell College. Her second novel is forthcoming.
Kitty Kahaneis a Berlin-based illustrator and artist. She teaches, writes, and draws for publishers, companies, and organizations, including the Goethe-Institut worldwide.
Avalon Kalinis a graphic artist who makes documentary and social art connected to everyday life. He is the co-author of The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal film produced by Matt McCormick. He collaborates with his wife Posie Kalin, designing installations and products. Find more about his work at avalonkalin.com.
Faizal Khanis an art and culture writer based in New Delhi.
Natasha Khuranais a Delhi native who works as a trained textile designer and a freelance writer. In addition, she is a co-founder and writer for the green initiative It All Starts With You, which targets action and awareness regarding the issues of sustainability amongst students and consumers.
Sarah Kleinis a journalist and PR consultant. She is editor-in-chief of the Tea after Twelve online magazine and managing director of the Bunny Island communications agency.
Priya Kuriyanis a children’s book illustrator, author, comic maker, and chronic doodler. She lives and works in the city of Bangalore and in her spare time makes funny caricatures of its residents.
Anya Malhotrahas been working as a freelance conference interpreter and translator for over 25 years. She grew up trilingual (English, German, and Hindi) and lives in her hometown Delhi.
Colin Marshallis based in Seoul where he writes and broadcasts on cities and culture. His projects include the book The Stateless City: a Walk through 21st-Century Los Angeles and the video series The City in Cinema. Follow him on Twitter at @colinmarshall.
Mike Maguireis a photographer and writer who lives in Washington, DC. He enjoys regularly walking through the city and thinks of little mistakes as happy reminders of humanity.
Jocelyn Robinsonis an Ohio-based educator, independent media producer, and radio preservationist. Jocelyn is engaged with national radio preservation efforts and serves on the African American and Civil Rights Radio Caucus of the Radio Preservation Task Force, a project of the Library of Congress.
Nimish Sawantis a Mumbai-based freelance technology journalist. As part of the 2017 batch of the Robert Bosch Stiftung’s Media Ambassadors India-Germany program, Nimish lived and worked in Berlin, covering stories on Energiewende, surveillance, and the refugee crisis.
Florian Steffensis a painter and illustrator. He works and lives with his family in Bonn.
Alexander Schubertis a professor at the Musikhochschule Hamburg and the artistic head of the electronic studio at the conservatory in Lübeck. He was a guest professor at Folkwang University in 2016. Mainly, he works as a freelance composer.
David Schulmanis an improvising violinist, composer, and audio producer. He’s composed original scores for dance companies including the Oregon Ballet Theater and for podcasts from NBC, APM, SLATE, and NPR. Some of his favorite music began by mistake.
Andreas Ströhlis the director of the Goethe-Institut Washington and the regional director of North America.
Philip Szporeris a Montreal-based writer, filmmaker, and lecturer.
Michael M. Thossis the director of the Goethe-Institut’s liaison office in Cuba. Before he moved to Havana in 2018, he led the Allianz Kulturstiftung in Berlin.
Brigitte Tousignantis a freelance journalist from Montreal, Quebec. Her work has appeared in Le Devoir, the National Observer, and Global News. Brigitte was part of the collaborative investigation that uncovered high levels of lead in Canada’s drinking water, which was the recipient of Quebec’s Judith-Jasmin Award.
Thomas Venkeris publisher and editor-in-chief of Kaput – Magazin für Insolvenz & Pop and teaches music journalism and artist marketing at the Institute for Pop Music of the Folkwang University of the Arts.
Olivia Viewegwas born in Jena, Germany. She studied graphic design in Weimar and has been publishing books ever since her time at university. Her graphic novel Endzeit was made into a film that debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2018. Olivia lives and works in Weimar.