Margareta von Oswald studied social sciences and ethnology in Bordeaux, Stuttgart, and Paris. She is currently working on her dissertation: "Relational things: Luba sculptures in European colonial collections." As part of her analysis of a specific group of objects from the Congo, she is concerned primarily with the transformational processes now taking place in European ethnological museums. After her extended research internship at the Ethnologisches Museum Berlin, during which she was actively involved in the planning process for the Humboldt-Forum, from summer of 2015 she will continue her research at the Musée Royale de l’Afrique centrale (Tervuren, Belgium).
Verena Rodatus studied psychology and art history at the University of Bremen. Since 2003 she has conducted research in West Africa (Togo, Benin, Ghana, Cote d`Ivoire, and Senegal). Her doctoral research addresses the representation of contemporary art from Africa, and her dissertation will be published in spring 2015 under the title "Postcolonial Positions? The DAK’ART Biennial in the Context of the International Field of Art." Since serving as a curator for the exhibition "Kaboom! Comic in der Kunst" (2012/13) at the Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst (Bremen), Verena Rodatus has been employed at the Ethnologisches Museum, Berlin. In addition to her contributions to the Humboldt Lab Dahlem, Verena Rodatus works with the African collection of the Ethnological Museum and with modern and contemporary art from Africa.
ADDITIV & Descloux Engelschall
Cooperation for competitions, concepts and practical implementation for Probebühne 6
ADDITIV, a working group:
Founded in 2009 by Simon Kettel, Philipp Schneider, Franziska Kramer and Jens Johannisson, who met during their university studies.
Simon Kettel, studied architecture at the RWTH Aachen and the TU and ADBK in Vienna; he now divides his time between Berlin and Munich, where he works as a freelancer for Etienne Descloux, Tobias Engelschall and the artist Michael Beutler, among others. Both as an independent architect and in cooperation with ADDITIV, he is involved in various projects in the fields of research and teaching, as well as renovation projects in Berlin, Düsseldorf and Cologne; he also collaborates with Hanne Rung in Munich.
Etienne Descloux, is a Berlin-based architect. He studied at the EPFL Lausanne and at the UDK Berlin. He has been working with Tobias Engelschall in Berlin since 2000. His projects have included the design of new dwellings in Neuchâtel and on Hiddensee and numerous renovations of galleries, apartments, stores and restaurants in both Germany and abroad. He has also designed exhibition spaces in the Kunsthaus Bregenz and the HGB Leipzig. His work has been included in group exhibitions in the Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, the Kunsthall Bergen and in the Kunstverein Bielefeld (2015).