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Dora Komnenovic is a culturologist based in Berlin. She has an MA in Eastern European Studies from Bologna University and is currently finishing her PhD in Social and Cultural Studies. She is writing about the discarding of books and forgetting. She has held fellowships or studied at universities in Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Turkey and Slovenia. Her current research interests revolve around vanished states and the materialization of memory. Among her other passions are literature and film. Her interest in the memorialization of state socialism led her to collaborate with several museums in Berlin. This multilayered city is a perfect match for her exploratory spirit and is a constant source of inspiration. She looks forward to sharing her enthusiasm and knowledge with curious travellers on Context tours.
John studied History and German at the University of Oxford, eventually specializing in German-Jewish history and the history of the Third Reich. He has been coming to Berlin since he was a teenager and moved to the city permanently a couple of years ago. The tangibility of history, especially that of the twentieth century, never ceases to thrill him in Berlin.
Jochen is a food journalist and a tour guide who came to Berlin as a young student and immediately fell in love with the city’s glamour and mayhem. He studied Art History and Philosophy in Berlin and Rome and earned a degree at Hamburg Journalism School. As a passionate flaneur, he has worked as a tour guide in countries around the world. He has written for history and food magazines and published a book on sea rescuing, a subject dear to his heart. His favorite spots in Berlin change according to the season: In spring it’s the luscious flowerbeds of Tiergarten park, in summer it’s the Spree riverbanks, in fall it’s the flea market outside Schöneberg city hall, and when it’s cold outside he seeks shelter in the warm and splendid halls of Museum Island.
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