Sara Grossman is a writer and editor from California and cofounder of the Angles art collective. She has written about campus LGBTQ issues, US racial inequalities, and international migration, among other sociopolitical topics. She now writes and edits articles on US policy and social justice for UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute and works as editorial director of Good Point agency.
David Labi is a writer, editor, filmmaker, producer, and cofounder of Angles. He has written fiction, edited magazines, translated poetry, made documentaries and shorts in Argentina, Japan and Berlin, and continues to explore different media and his city obsession through Angles. He is also founder of ethical comms agency Good Point.
Rasha Hilwi is an Arab Palestinian writer, cultural journalist, and blogger. Her texts are published in major Arab newspapers, in online media, and on cultural platforms. Rasha explores how people express their cultures away from “home,” as well as love stories within different political, social, and cultural contexts. Read some of her work.
Nikhil Chaudhary is an architect, urbanist and sustainability campaigner who is also a prolific graphic artist. Originally from India, Nikhil has particular interest in topics related to urbanisation, urban planning, urban design, and urban development. Find more of his work here.
Annelisa Leinbach is a fine artist, working across painting, photography, and film. Annelisa graduated with distinction from Yale’s undergraduate art program in 2016. She is particularly interested in politics, migration, food, and lesser known social groups in the city. Her portfolio can be found here.
Leandro Viernes (née Leandro Riccieri) is a prolific singer-songwriter and sound designer from Argentina. His sound is rooted in pop and electro and often coupled with a strong Argentine folk music influence. With three records and two EPs under his belt, Leandro has played at many important clubs and theatres around Latin America, as well as at festivals like Personal Fest with Duran Duran and One Dot Zero as a support act for Andy Fletcher of Depeche Mode.
Ana Kova is a Russian-American illustrator, focusing on science illustration and information design. Her goal as a visual communicator is to make meaningful knowledge more accessible. She enjoys untangling incoherences. She loves languages, dance music, cats, and depressing literature.
Julia Joubert is a South African radio presenter, YouTuber, and writer with a passion for storytelling. After working for a major broadcasting company down south she moved to Berlin to further explore her role in the medium, seeking to create conversation through shared observation, discussion and a little comic relief. Find her on Youtube here.
Sara Mohammed is a mixed-race woman, born and raised in Toronto, of Pakistani and Swedish immigrant parents. She has worked in various social justice and health equity organisations since 2008, leading research, policy, community development and communications initiatives. As a published writer and exhibited artist, Sara’s work explores the intersection of environment, diaspora, lived experience and inherited memory.
Australian Jordan Brown is an activist, artist, musician, and independent filmmaker whose work focuses on dominant culture’s impact on people, society, and the environment. Jore’s stories tend to come down on anti-consumerist, subversive politics, sustainability, and political resistance angles. Find more of his work here.
Justina Leston is an Argentinean photographer trained at the Andy Goldstein Photography School, and graphic designer graduated from the University of Buenos Aires. At present, she works as an independent designer at jl-la.com and continues to develop her photographic work under the curatorship of Lorena Fernández. Find more of her work here.
Lê Hoàng Gia is a Vietnamese photographer who grew up in Finland and now lives in Berlin. Gia specialises in conflict zone photography and recently spent time in Iraq and Myanmar.
Artist Myriam Gross Mall was born in St.Gallen, Switzerland but has lived in Switzerland, the US, and Germany. Since 2014, she has been studying Fine Art in Mannheim, Germany. Before studying Fine Arts, Myriam worked as a lawyer. She is currently working and living in Mannheim and Berlin. See more of her art here.
Originally from Afghanistan, Parvin Shafaq is a handicraft artist specialising in crochet. After moving to Berlin, Parvin founded her own craft company, Choogh, helping newcomer women in Germany use handicraft skills to earn money and gain independence. Learn more about Choogh here.
Born in Bedford in 1991, Peter Wood studied at Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design and the University of Westminster, graduating with a degree in Illustration and Visual Communication in 2014. Since then, he has continued to draw, sometimes places, but predominantly people, using a variety of mediums including charcoal, ink, pen and collage. Find more of his work here.
Natalia Smolentceva is a freelance journalist and illustrator originally from Saint Petersburg, Russia. She moved to Berlin three years ago, powered by an urge to express her feeling for the city in artistic way. In 2017 she started Berliner Alphabet, a graphic journey through the city from A to Z, exhibited at Mitte’s ostPost café and bookshop in March–April, 2018.
Brazilian Christiane Mendonça Okamoto is a photographer with particular interest in art, urbanisation, food, culture, and hidden places.
Sabine Neises is a German graphic designer and photographer currently doing a masters on community mapping. She is particularly interested in documenting stories related to subcultures, urbanisation, architecture, public space, the history of Berlin, feminism, intercultural encounters, and “Kiez Kultur”. See more of her work here.
Austin Chandler Davis is a Berlin-based foreign correspondent and freelance journalist. Originally from Michigan, USA, Austin covers German politics and culture, but is also interested in migration, food, and queer culture. Learn more about his work here.
Charys Wilson is a Northern Irish artist. She studied Fine Art at Aberystwyth School of Art, where she majored in intaglio printmaking for her final year. Charys’ work ranges across photography, drawing and printmaking. In recent years she’s focused on the human relationship with nature, but is now exploring topics like community, migration, and pockets of weirdness. Find more of her work here.