Since February 2015, the association keeps an office with employees in full- and part-time.
In the beginning, Flussbad only worked with volunteers. In summer 2014, a first employee could be engaged working for the association. With the increasing challenges and due to the funding by the programme "National Urban Development Projects" an office with eight employees could be installed. We work part and full time on the association's goals to realise the project Flussbad Berlin.
Susanne Bernstein ~ Office Management
Susanne works for Flussbad Berlin since February 2015. Prior to that, she was a project administrator at a number of different art and cultural institutions and projects, including the transmediale, the Berlin Art Week and the citywide project for 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 ~ Events and Planning
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 2018. In the summer of 2014, while still completing her studies, Lisa started working 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 organisation of various Flussbad events since spring 2015 and supports the association to advance the planning process.
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 as well as treasurer.
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 from 2010 to the middle of 2018. In 2014, he was a fellow at the German Academy in Rome, Villa Massimo.
Tim Edler ~ Project Creator and 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.
Elena Erickson ~ Planning
Elena joined the Flussbad team in December 2017. She works as an open space planner developing further realisation proposals by integrating the technical input from other team members and external experts.
Elena studied architecture at the Sevilla Technical University completing one year at the University IUAV in Venice. She also holds a planting design diploma by the London College of Garden design. She focussed her career on landscape architecture working for well-known offices such as Topotek 1, Vogt Landscape architects or Mania Lohrengel Landscape architecture. In doing so she gained broad experiences in both international and German projects of different scales from conceptual phases to construction.
Franz Minh Kloth ~ Environmental Volunteer (FÖJ)
Franz Minh Kloth has been working at Flussbad Berlin since September 2018. He has just graduated from a Protestant school in Berlin Köpenick. Our youngest team member already has a wide knowledge of educational policy, press work and education, which Franz acquired working as a tutor and moderator as well as a spokesman for the State Student Council of Berlin.
In his one-year activity as an Environmental Volunteer (Freiwilliges Ökologisches Jahr), he will be able to develop his interest in science (two "Youth Research" participations in the Environmental Engineering section) and will be allowed to dive through all the water layers of the project. His first focuses are the Flussbad-Academy and the general work of our association.
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 the Flussbad Berlin Association and a passionate supporter of ecological and open-use cities.
Ana Shalin Stoeckermann ~ Bildung und Partizipation
Die Urban Designerin Ana Shalin Stoeckermann arbeitet seit Februar 2015 bei Flussbad Berlin. Ana hat während ihres Studiums vielseitige Erfahrungen in der faszinierenden, aber auch fordernden Arbeitswelt gesammelt – zum Beispiel bei dem kollaborativen KünstlerInnen-Netzwerk ARTE Creative in Straßburg, dem Theater Bremen, dem U-Institut für unternehmerisches Handeln und Denken in Bremen, der Schwankhalle Bremen, dem Filmfestival in Reykjavik oder bei dem Hamburger Stadt- und Verkehrsplanungsbüro Argus. Dabei waren ihre Aufgaben vielfältiger Natur wie das Visualisieren, Vermitteln, Betreuen, Kommunizieren, Planen und Schreiben.
Bei Flussbad betreut Ana die Volunteers, entwickelt immer wieder neue Formate der Partizipation und hat die Flussbad-Akademie unter ihre Fittiche genommen.