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.
Sara is an Italian archaeologist specialized in Mesopotamian and Classical cultures. Her PhD dissertation (University of Rome- la Sapienza) focused on the concept of "Sacred" mirrored in Old Babylonian Mesopotamian Architecture. She has participated in many field excavations in Italy and Europe (including the Roman Forum) and in the Near East. There she has been a member for ten years of the Italian archaeological Mission in Tell Mardikh-Ebla in Syria, and has participated in field research in Lebanon and Turkey. For many years, she was also adjunct Professor of Classical Art and Ancient Roman History in a private American university in Rome and worked as a tourist guide in the major exhibition centres and archaeological sites of the "Eternal City." She has also had the opportunity to speak as a lecturer in specialized trips to Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Lybia and Jordan and to work as Study Leader for the Smithsonian Institute in archaeological trips in Campania. Since moving to Berlin several years ago, she has acquired a deep knowledge of the city and its historical background. Sara loves to communicate her passion for history, which she likes to bring to life by guiding her guests to vividly imagine how ancient civilizations once were.
Costanza is an Italian archaeologist, born in Prato and who completed her Master of Art in Archaeology at the University of Florence. She came to Berlin in 2006 for PhD studies in Near Eastern Archaeology at the Freie Universität Berlin, completing a thesis dealing with pottery and its use as both a chronological indicator as well as an item for daily use. She also started working as researcher at the Institute of Near Eastern Archaeology of the FU Berlin. Besides her scientific skills, including the publication of scientific articles, the participation to international conferences and workshops, and teaching experience, she improved her skills as field archaeologist working in excavations in Italy (Poggibonsi, Peccioli, Sesto Fiorentino), Syria (Tell Barri, Tell Bazi, and Tell Fekheriye), and Iraq (survey project in Iraqi Kurdistan). This background forms the basis of her familiary with and knowledge of the rich collections of both the Pergamon Museum and the Neues Museum, which are an important part of the history of the city of Berlin.
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