Since February 2015, the association keeps an office with employees in full- and part-time.
For two years Flussbad did only work with volunteers in summer 2014 a first employee could be engaged working for the association. With increasing challenges and due to the funding by the program "National Projects of Urban Design" a proper office with eight emploees could be installed. We work part and full time on the association's goals to realize the project Flussbad Berlin.
Susanne Bernstein ~ Office Management
Susanne has worked at Flussbad Berlin since February 2015. Prior to that, she was a project administrator at a number of different art and cultural institutions, including the transmediale (2010 to 2014), the Berlin Art Week (2014) and the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. As part of her activities over the past several years, she was involved in a number of application processes at several foundations and sponsors. For example, she was in charge of the 30-month EU project known as "Digitising Contemporary Art". She completed a Master of Arts in Romance Languages (French, Spanish), Culture Management and Cultural Tourism in Freiburg and Frankfurt (Oder).
Lisa Blum - Event Coordination
Lisa studied Cultural Management at Potsdam University of Applied Sciences (FHP) and gained experience working on a number of projects at various art and cultural institutions in Germany and abroad. Her enthusiasm for cities and their development led her to complete a Masters Degree in Urban Design at the Technische Universität Berlin (TU). In the summer of 2014, while still completing her studies, Lisa worked at Flussbad Berlin. Today, she knows our office from top to bottom – she started out as a coordinator and she's been responsible for the organization of all Flussbad events since spring 2015.
Kai Dolata - Treasurer
Kai Dolata is a board member and founding member of the Flussbad Association. Kai studied architecture at the Technische Universität Dresden and, as a member of the group known as urbikon.com, examined the phenomena of shrinkage and growth in urban and regional planning. He was a research associate at the Universität Kassel and an advisory board member of the Regionale Südwestfalen structural development programme. Kai is also a member of the "wonderland" European Association of Architects. After many years in the IT industry he joined the association's offices in February 2015, where he took on the position of project manager.
Jan Edler ~ Executive Board
Jan Edler is a co-creator of the Flussbad project (1998). He is also a founding member and chairman of the management board of the Flussbad Berlin Association. He studied architecture at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen and at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London. Starting in 1997, Jan began working with his brother, Tim, on numerous projects at the interface between art and architecture – initially as part of Kunst und Technik, a trans-disciplinary artists' group co-founded by the Edler brothers and, since 2000, as part of realities:united, studio for art and architecture. Jan has been a member of the artistic advisory board at the Transmediale Festival for Media Art and Digital Culture since 2010. In 2014, he was a fellow at the German Academy in Rome, Villa Massimo.
Tim Edler ~ Project Author & Planning
Tim Edler is the creative mind behind the original idea for the Flussbad (1998). He is also a founding member of the Flussbad Association as well as the person in charge of the project's ongoing development. Tim studied architecture and computer science at Berlin's Technische Universität and was a guest professor at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen from 2005 to 2008. Starting in 1997, he began working with his brother, Jan, on numerous projects at the interface between art and architecture – initially as part of Kunst und Technik, a trans-disciplinary artists' group co-founded by the Edler brothers and, since 2000, as part of realities:united, studio for art and architecture.
Sylvia Metz, PhD ~ Public Affairs
Sylvia is an art historian. She became Project Manager at Flussbad Berlin in 2015 and is responsible for the association's activities in the field of political, technical and planning communication. She wrote her dissertation on Willem de Kooning. While completing her studies, she worked for the Deutsche Bank Art Collection and Deutsche Guggenheim and received several awards and grants. After completing a curatorial traineeship at the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, she worked for five years as a research associate at the University of Giessen and as a lecturer at the University of Marburg. Sylvia was also responsible for managing the 2014 fellowship holders at the German Academy in Rome, Villa Massimo und Casa Baldi.
Barbara Schindler ~ Press and Public Relations
Barbara is Head of Press and Public Relations at Flussbad Berlin. After studying Comparative Literature and French in Vienna, Montpellier and Berlin, she went on to gather many years of experience in the field of PR, including stints as Director of Press and Public Relations at Berlin's Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Tanzplan Deutschland (an initiative of the German Federal Cultural Foundation) and the international Literature Festival Berlin. Barbara is a founding member of Flussbad Berlin e.V. and a passionate supporter of ecological and open-use cities.