Organization

Hannah Neumann is a theater and dance researcher. Before she became a fellow of the DFG-Project “Locating Media”, she was a research assistant at the Institute for Media Culture and Theater in Cologne and at the Institute for Art & Art Theory. Her research focuses on theater in war and crisis zones with a special emphasis on Afghanistan.

Sarah Rüller is a research associate and PhD student at the Collaborative Research Center 1187 – Media of Cooperation and the Institute for Information Systems and New Media, both at the University of Siegen, Germany. She has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Palestine and Morocco and her research focusses on social innovation and community learning. In 2016, she co-curated and designed pieces for the exhibition Garbage Environment Design at the French-German Cultural Center in Ramallah, West Bank and in 2018, she co-curated the exhibition Syntopie in the Making: Perspectives on a German-Palestinian Cooperation at the Gallery K42 in Siegen.

Konstantin Aal is a PhD student and a research associate at the CRC 1187 – Media of Cooperation and at the Institute for Information Systems and New Media, University of Siegen. He is part of come_IN, a research project which founded several computer clubs for children and their relatives including refugees. Over the past years, he conducted research in various settings, ranging from refugee camps in the West Bank, over developing a lion alert system in Botswana and establishing a media space in the High Atlas. His current research focuses on technology appropriation by local communities in the Global South and how this kind of technology is and can be used for activism.

Andrea Hartmann is a student assistant at the Collaborative Research Center 1187 – Media of Cooperation at the University of Siegen, Germany. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and is currently in her graduate studies in Social Work and in her undergraduate studies in Social Science. She is working as a social worker for refugees and people with a migration background. In 2019, she took a field trip to a Yezidi refugee camp in Kurdistan, Iraq, to learn more about the school system and people’s daily life.

Manuel Zahn is professor of Aesthetic Education at the Institute for Art and Art Theory at the University of Cologne. His fields of work are: philosophy of education; media pedagogy and arts education in digital media culture, Post Internet Art Education. He regularly publishes on questions and topics in the field of aesthetic reflection on the digital.