Robert grew up in East Berlin during the 1980s and went on to study at the University of Florence, Italy. He received his PhD in cultural studies from Humboldt University of Berlin where his dissertation focused on sexual violence in the Nazi concentration camps. He recently worked as a researcher for the BBC and as a historian for the Sachsenhausen and Ravensbrück concentration camp memorials. His interests range from the history of art and architecture to modern European history and WWII. Robert worked for Hampshire College and has given guest lectures at both Boston University and Brown University. He has been working as a tour guide for more than ten years.
Jason studied studio art and art history at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and La Universidad Complutenese de Madrid before living in Spain for many years as an active professional artist. He has exhibited around the United States and Europe in alternative projects, commercial galleries, and museums, with several artworks having been acquired for private collections. In 2006 Jason moved to Berlin where he now lives and works as an artist and organizer for a variety of exhibitions and art-related events. He co-founded and is the art director of the WerkStadt Kulturverein Berlin e.V., a non-profit collective. Additionally, in 2010 he completed a degree at the UdK (Universität der Künste Berlin) in curatorial practice and often helps mount exhibitions in the major museums that dot the urban landscape of the new artistic capital of Europe. He has also participated in installing exhibits at the Neues Museum in Berlin.
An architect and urbanist, Lucia has been working with Context since 2012. The emphasis of her walks lies in present Berlin from where she leads an exploration into the layers of the past in order to understand the transformations of the city and the significance of its sites, so as to anticipate possible future scenarios. Her thematic focus is on post-war history, urbanism and architectural heritage, as well as on everyday life in Berlin. Parallel to her work with Context, she has been collecting experiences from different branches: collaborating with several public institutions analysing and comparing the urban landscape of various European cities, developing city guides and organising workshops; working for a design agency specialised in real estate and signage design; and currently, planning housing and office buildings in Berlin with a private project developer. She is a proud ambassador of Berlin and Context.
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