Georg Diez

Curriculum Vitae

Georg Diez is an author and journalist. He studied history and philosophy in Munich, Hamburg, Paris and Berlin and worked as a theater and literary critic for Süddeutsche Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung and Die Zeit. For Spiegel Online, he wrote the weekly column "Der Kritiker" for almost a decade. In 2016/17, he spent a year as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He left Spiegel in 2019 to co-found the academic startup The New Institute in Hamburg as editor-in-chief, leaving on Sept. 1, 2023. In addition to being a fellow at MPI-MMG, where he researches Complexity Thinking and Democracy, he is a fellow at Project Together in Berlin, where he works on the topic of Radical Bureaucracy. He writes regularly for Zeit Online and international media and is preparing an exhibition at Hamburg's Deichtorhallen in 2024 entitled "Survival in the 21st Century." His book publications include: "Der Tod meiner Mutter" (2009), "What Happened? The 80*81 Book Collection" (co-authored with Christopher Roth, 2010), "Martin Luther, mein Vater und ich" (2016), "Das andere Land" (2018), and co-authored with Emanuel Heisenberg, "Power to the People. Wie wir mit Technologie die Demokratie verbessern" (2020). Georg Diez lives in Berlin and Stockholm.

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