studied Philosophy, Psychology and Pedagogy at the Universities of Bern and Zurich. He was part of a series of research projects funded by the »Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung« (1991-2000) and member of the Research Department at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute on social and economic research (1998-2000). Since 2000 he has been working as a freelance consultant, researcher, editor and curator at crossroad issues of culture and economics. He has been working as a lecture on design and cultural analysis at Zurich University of the Arts since 2003. Before he became production manager of the Lucerne Festival in 2009, he had been managing editor (2006-2009).
is responsible for the subject of culture journalism and for the Masters course in »publizieren & vermitteln« at the Zurich University of the Arts. He studied film and philosophy at the University Paris VIII and at the University of Zurich and then worked as journalist and publisher in the areas of film, media, design, art and culture (including for Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Hochparterre, Weltwoche, MAGAZIN, Jahrbuch CINEMA). Most recently he published contributions in newspapers and books on culture journalism in the context of media change, on American drama series, and on the design dimension of journalistic media in Switzerland.
studied Philosophy, Comparative Literature, and Egyptology at the University of Zurich. He completed his doctoral thesis in philosophy in collaboration with Michael Pfister on the subject of Sade, Hegel, and La Mettrie. He made a name for himself with a new translation of Sade’s main works Justine and Juliette, also in collaboration with Michael Pfister. In addition he made a leading contribution to exhibitions on Dadaism and surrealism. Until 2004 he edited the trilingual cultural magazine Gazzetta. He writes contributions for publications such as the Neue Zürcher Zeitung and the magazine »du« and translates works – amongst others by Rousseau and Roussel – from French into German. Since April 2007 he has been a member of the programme Literaturclub on Swiss television and since autumn 2012 its moderator.