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).