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Markus Schindlbeck studied ethnology, geography and history at the University of Basel. After completing his doctorate in 1978 he worked at the Museum für Völkerkunde Basel, led a second field trip to Papua New Guinea between 1979 and 1981 and was an assistant at the ethnological seminar at the University of Basel in 1983. From 1984 he was co-worker at the Museum für Völkerkunde Berlin, with numerous lectureships at the Universities of Freiburg im Breisgau, Göttingen and the Free University Berlin. In 1986 he undertook further field trips to Micronesia and in 1993 he undertook a collecting trip to New Zealand. Since 2000, he has been director of the Australia and Oceania collection at the Ethnologischen Museum Berlin, and since 2009 has been director of the department of visual anthropology at the same museum. Markus Schindlbeck has curated several exhibitions on photography, ethnology and art in the South Seas.

Indra Lopez Velasco studied ethnology, political sciences and art history at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich und the Universität Trier. Her research has focused on environmental migration, perceptions of climate and environmental change as well as migration studies. During her studies she undertook work experience at the Musée du Louvre, Paris, and at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich. She also served as an advisor for people without residential status or health insurance. Currently Indra Lopez Velasco is scientific museum’s assistant in the department of the South Seas and Australia and for the Humboldt-Forum in the Ethnologischen Museum Berlin.

TheGreenEyl was founded five years ago in Berlin by Frédéric Eyl, Gunnar Green, Dominik Schumacher and Willy Sengewald. In the past they calculated the algorithms for the CI/ designs of the MIT Media Lab in Boston (2011) and have created various installations for permanent and special exhibitions (for example, Jüdisches Museum Berlin (2009, 2013) Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Städtisches Museum Braunschweig.) Their work has been exhibited in many places including the MoMA New York (2011) at the Ars Electronica in Linz (2008, 2010) and at the Design Museum, London (2009). Currently they are collaborating on the Grimm Welt exhibition in Kassel (2015). They are attempting to circumvent future uncertainties by means of aesthetic and experimental strategies. Alongside their studio work, together or singly, they undertake research projects in self-initiated projects at various academic institutes.