Lena Kronenbürger: Editor in chief
Lena is especially passionate about conducting interviews because it gives her the opportunity to profit from her natural curiosity and to learn a lot of new things. She studied literature and linguistics in Bonn and Paris before pursuing a master’s degree in Modern Languages with a focus on Philosophy and Film Studies from the University of Oxford. Lena is always keen to discover new places, meet passionate people and learn from their experiences. For her current book project, she currently lives in her home town Cologne.
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Lara von Richthofen: Lead Editor/ Head of Proofreading
Lara gained her first degree in cultural studies, literature, creative writing and psychology at the University of Bonn and Aberdeen. For her post-grad studies, she shifted her research interests to the transdisciplinary interplay of culture, international politics, and economics, aspiring to understand the world as it is and could be. Working at a prestigious art gallery in Cologne and for a public relations agency for the promotion of culture from 2014 to 2018, Lara is experienced in selling things that matter. There, she discovered her passion for marketing cultural goods. Today, she works as a freelance writer and journalist. Lara lives and works in Bonn and Cologne.
Eliana Berger: Lead Editor
Apart from her work for 42 magazine, Eliana is a passionate journalist. She has worked for major broadcasting stations and magazines such as WDR, ZDF, FOCUS and a variety of media based in her hometown Cologne. At the moment, she is a trainee for the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger. Eliana graduated with a degree in Politics, Sociology, and Psychology from the University of Bonn. Since then, she believes to have understood the complex relationship of politics, media, and answers that are way too simple to be true. She is especially critical of the latter. Eliana has German-Cypriot roots; she grew up somewhere along the Western border of Cologne and currently lives in Bonn.
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Kurt Bille: Head of Public Relations & Fundraising
Kurt was born and raised in the metropolitan region of North Hesse. While his bachelor’s degree in economics took him to the south of Germany, he spent his Master’s high up north at the Copenhagen Business School. Kurt has a passion for processes of social transformation and strives for figuring out where our ideas and visions about the future stem from. The time he spent in Istanbul and Tel-Aviv made him understand how important it is to change perspectives and see contrasts in order to perceive the world more clearly. This is why Kurt worked with long-established companies and start-ups, climbed up mountains, jumped out of planes and dared to drink beer after wine.
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