Dr. Carsten Heinze has a teaching position for special tasks in the faculty of social economy with a focus on sociology at Universität Hamburg. His work focusses on cultural-, media- and film sociology, especially on the field of documentary as well as youth- and music culture. He is one of the organisers of the film sociology study-group in the sectionmedia- and communications sociology of Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie.
Dr. Sylvia Necker has a doctorate in architecture history of Hamburg at Universität Hamburg. Her research focusses on architecture and contemporary history, the history of National Socialism, urban studies, cultural and art history, as well as Jewish history. As sound artist she creates soundscapes, radio plays and compositions for theatre and museum spaces. She was a curator for the redevelopment of the permanent exhibition at Dokumentation Obersalzberg. Since January 2018 she has been a Research Fellow at Verbundprojekt Photography as Political Practice in National Socialism at the Nottingham University.
KP Flügel has been exploring formerly alternative approaches to culture from a journalistic point of view since the 1980s, approaches that now seem established: Punk, situationism, street art. He started at Göttinger Stadtillustrierte, taz and NDR, and he is now working for Radio FSK Hamburg and Warshauer. He is co-editor of the books ‘Bomb it, Miss.Tic – Mit der Graffiti-Künstlerin in Paris’, published by Edition Nautilus, and ‘Free OZ – Street Art zwischen Revolte, Repression und Kommerz’, published by assoziation a. He also teaches press and public relations at art schools and organises cultural events such as readings and concerts.
Dennis Kraus became a graffiti writer in 1990. He published the Hamburg graffiti magazine’Auf den Rädern aus Stahl’ with Oliver Herbst. As DJ, he was involved in the ‘Compilation Hamburg Hardcore’ in 1994. In the early years of the 21st century he produced songs for rappers such as Nico Suave and Mr. Schnabel. In 1999, he became an editor for hip-hop magazine ‘Backspin’, where he served as editor-in-chief from 2001 until 2009. From 2010 until 2016, Kraus was managing editor of the resurrected ‘Backspin’ magazine.