Editorial Team

Josefin GranetoftJosefin Granetoft is an art historian and cultural worker who specializes in contemporary and time-based art. She has studied at Lund University and the Free University of Berlin, where she is currently completing her MA in Art History in a Global Context. She works as an art mediator at Julia Stoschek Foundation and is one of the co-founders of re:visions journal.

Carolin Greifenstein Carolin Greifenstein studied Art and Visual History as well as Philosophy at Humboldt-Universität in Berlin. She is currently completing her master's degree in Art History in a Global Context at Freie Universität Berlin. Her interests center around feminist art history, posthumanism, and the importance of art for community and identity formation. She works as a freelance copywriter for artists and exhibition projects and was an assistant curator at SOMA Art Space Berlin.

Meryem Özel
Meryem Özel studied art history at Indiana University as well as at Freie Universität Berlin. Her master's thesis (2023) examines the historiography of African art history, Nigerian modernism, and the potter Ladi Kwali, who is depicted on the Naira banknote. She has interned at the Saint Louis Art Museum as well as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and now works as a freelance copywriter and editor of texts on art and culture.

Martina Kutsch
Martina Kutsch is an art historian specializing in contemporary art. Building upon a Bachelor's degree in Art and Visual History and Philosophy from Humboldt- Universität in Berlin, her transdisciplinary interests focus on the ontologies of (im)materiality in contemporary art, particularly its performative and participatory aspects. Martina is currently completing her Master's degree in Art History at Freie Universität Berlin.

Stefanie Unternährer Stefanie Unternährer is an art historian specializing in photography and exhibition history. She currently completes her MA at Freie Universität Berlin. She curated Wüstenrot Foundation’s Dokumentarfotografie Förderpreise 11, held the position of assistant curator at the Museum Folkwang in Essen, and was a cultural assistant at the French Embassy in Berlin. She published her work in the arts magazine BLAU International, Die WELT, as well as in exhibition catalogues for Museum Folkwang, the Wüstenrot Stiftung, and the Pinault Collection.

Swantje Pieper
Swantje Pieper is currently completing a master's degree in art history at Freie Universität Berlin, following a bachelor's degree in art history and social and cultural anthropology. Her focus is on the interferences of literature, especially philosophy and poetry, with modern and contemporary art. In addition to her studies, she works for the Berlin auction house Bassenge.

Savannah Turner
Savannah Turner is an editor and cultural worker. She is currently finishing her MA in Cultural Studies (John F. Kennedy Institute) at Freie Universität Berlin where she researches and writes on land rights, cultures of war, and their respective aesthetic dimensions. She is also part of the Publication Practices team at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) Berlin. Savannah lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Hattie Graham
Hattie Graham received a BA in English Literature at the University of Leeds and is now studying for an MA in North American Studies, specialising in literature and history, at the FU Berlin. Her academic interests are primarily 19th century female writers and US women’s history. She is also a teaching assistant for the JFKI literature department. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing and watching films with strong, albeit slightly deranged, female leads.

Tobias Rosen
Tobias Rosen is an art historian and critic focusing on international artistic exchanges and networks between Germany and Africa in the second half of the 20th century. After receiving a BA and an MA in art history from UC Berkeley and Freie Universität respectively, he is now a PhD student at Princeton’s Department of Art and Archaeology.

Luise Mörke
Luise Mörke is a writer and researcher whose work revolves around the relation between aesthetic forms and global capitalism. She frequently writes art and cultural criticism for German and Anglophone publications and completed an MA in art and visual history at Humboldt-Universität before joining  Harvard’s Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies as a PhD student.

Former Members
Laila Borlak

Imke Gerhardt

Franciska JC Schmitt
Ananda Siml
Sabrina Blembel
Corey Ratch
Frederik Luszeit
Johanna Engemann
Victoria Hilsberg
Julia Grüßing
Yuanwen Zhong
Laura Seidel
Pauline Schirmer
Congle Fu

Journal der Freien Universität Berlin

Berlin, 2024