General Thinkers | Germany | 45

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"we are the good news"

Stefan Marks


Berlin, Germany

I have many different backgrounds - starting studying medicine and law but finishing with a degree in photography and arts. That's why I am a great fan of diversity and to have an approach in different matters. In the sense of former general thinkers - from Sokrates to Hans Peter Dürr - I want to  … [see more]

"Empower entrepreneurs to make a difference"

Steffen Stauber

Founder & Creative Explorer | Create Meaning

Berlin, Germany

HI MY NAME IS STEFFEN... ...and I'm a mixture between a creative director, a strategist and little bit of a geek. I combine expertise in communication, design, branding and technology to help companies to bridge the gap between ideas, strategy and new business solutions. I started my career in advertising in 2005 with a degree  … [see more]

"It's in your hands"

Andrea Kolb

Founder | ABURY Collection

Berlin, Germany

I am a curious person. I love diving into different cultures and meeting people in their world. … [see more]

"All views subject to Gödel's incompleteness theorem."

Miriam Lyons

Fellow | Centre for Policy Development

Berlin, Germany

Relevant things to know about me: My most recent gig was a seven-year stint as Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Development, an Australian think-tank. I spent much of 2014 working on a new book, 'Governomics', with Ian McAuley. Right now I'm collecting and comparing progressive vision statements from around the world, under the  … [see more]

"I always wanted to live in the future."

Lin Kayser


Munich, Germany

I am technology entrepreneur, inventor and father of five. For the past decade, I worked in media software and until recently ran Adobe's video engineering group. Through my own companies, I invest in bold ideas and environmental awareness. I am fascinated by space, underwater exploration, clean energy and the potential of 3D printing of smart  … [see more]

Farah Lenser


Berlin, Germany

I like to live in Berlin, as a social scientist, freelance journalist , I am interested in fine arts, the beauty of life and all the obstacles lying in between. As facilitator of Open Dialogue Groups I am using different dialogue methodologies such as "Open Forum" and "Open Space", but also other moderation and organisation  … [see more]

"sustainability on a human level"

Torsten de Winkel

musician and philosopher | BIMBACHE openART Initiative & Festival (El Hierro, Canarias)

Frankfurt, Germany

current: artistic director of BIMBACHE openART Festival & Global Initiative for Arts & Sustainability / member of HATTLER, Echo Award winning German jazz&electronica group / independent intercultural and interdisciplinary projects • • • previous: Pat Metheny Group, New York Jazz Guerrilla, Joe Zawinul, Whitney Houston, Grandmaster Flash, Udo Jürgens and many others … [see more]

Eva Kristin Stein

designing & researching

Berlin, Germany

design (2D & 3D), cultural studies, ethnography, cultural anthropology … [see more]

Tobias Tanner

Business Development & Brand Strategist | Valise

Berlin, Germany

I am a recognised thought leader on lifestyle & luxury experiences. I am the founder of the Valise Society, a private members association which serves leaders of the Creative Class.  I began Valise with a mission to bring together globally minded creative professionals and provide them with services to keep them on the cutting edge  … [see more]

Akemi Tazaki

User Experience Consultant | Self Employed

Berlin, Germany

Global citizen with expertise in user experience design and keen interests in making stuff that delight people in everyday life. I am a seasoned user experience and service design consultant. Worked at Nokia, Autodesk, various design agencies and start-ups in Europe and America. By profession and up bringing I am kind of a person who  … [see more]

"Curious Mind"

Stefania Druga

Founder | HacKIDemia

Berlin, Germany

I like to work with kids and young people in STEM fields. I am a former Googler and graduated from an international Erasmus Mundus master of Media Engineering for Education (France, Spain, Portugal). In the summer of 2012 I was also the Education Teaching Fellow at Singularity University where I advised and coached 80 students  … [see more]

"Just do it."

Joy Lohmann

Artist/Designer |

Hanover, Germany

As an Artist, I always wanted to change the world. The fields of StreetArt and Social Sculpture are great to do so. My professional designer background helps to speak the language of the chosen target group and create experiential situations and environments for people to play their future and network with likeminded groups for collaborative  … [see more]

Shauna Cho

MBA student and Director | Munich Business School / 3plus1 Studio

Munich, Germany

Born in Malaysia, lived in China, studied in Germany and the UK – I believe I am a citizen of the world. My career and interests have traverse me through the worlds of art, film, food, design and hospitality, all of which I remains passionate about. Constantly seeking new knowledge and skills, has led me  … [see more]

"bring joy"

Sibylle Schwarz


Stuttgart/ PortoNovo, Germany

dynamic and joyfully driven by my creative urges, lost in space and time…my work represents my life, my life represents my work. Assimilating my experiences, observations and feelings transferring into imaginative techniques and unseen material mixes. … [see more]

"Those who know nothing, have to believe everything."

Michael Stoll

Professor | Augsburg University of Applied Sciences

Augsburg, Germany

I studied communication design at the University of Applied Sciences in Konstanz, Germany, from 1987 to 1991 and graduated with the thesis "A Classification of Infography“. From 1991 to 2005, I was a freelance designer and infographic artist based in Tübingen. My clients included newspaper publishers in southern Germany. I also held courses in infography  … [see more]

"Make photographs, craft software, pull big levers"

Duncan Davidson

Photographer and Software Developer | TED / 6Wunderkinder

Berlin, Germany

I’m a software developer who works on cross-platform development for 6Wunderkinder, a photographer for TED Conferences, and an explorer of the world—always with camera in hand. … [see more]

Thomas Noller

Academic Director | Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule

Berlin, Germany

After working for nearly 20 years in various positions in the design industry both in the US (for Method) and Germany (for Metadesign) I've committed myself to teaching about 10 years ago. I started out as an adjunct professor at the Media Systems Design program in h_da Darmstadt, Germany and now teach at Berliner Technische  … [see more]

Elmar Trefz

Experience Designer | SEMNON

Stuttgart, Germany

I am an Experience and Interaction Design Consultant working in the area of experiential marketing, interactive brand experiences and event design. My expertise lies in the concept development and creative direction of ambient interactive installations and reactive environments where marketing, architecture, design and the digital merge into an integrated spatial experience. … [see more]

"Unsatisfied, Empathic, Deep-voiced"

Cordy Swope

Partner | studiomem

Munich, Germany

My thing is to bring new ideas into the world that do not exist yet, but perhaps should. My work is usually driven by insights of all kinds that my teams and I derive from looking at people's individual and collective behaviour. I experiment and learn from building ideas and testing them with real people.  … [see more]

"we don’t work for assholes"

Erik Spiekermann

founder/partner | Edenspiekermann

Berlin, Germany

write, design, connect people I am a typographer who studied History of Art and English in Berlin. Some of the typefaces I designed include FF Meta, FF MetaSerif, ITC Officina and many corporate typefaces. In 1979 I founded MetaDesign, Germany's largest design firm with offices in Berlin, London and San Francisco. Projects included corporate design  … [see more]

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