Boris Buden is a writer, cultural critic and translator. He studied philosophy in Zagreb and received his PhD in Cultural Theory from Humboldt University, Berlin. His essays and articles cover topics related to philosophy, politics, and cultural and art criticism. Among his translations into Croatian are some of the most important works of Sigmund Freud. Buden has co-edited several books and is author of Der Schacht von Babel: Ist Kultur übersetzbar? (The Pit of Babel: Is Culture Translatable?, 2004), Übersetzung: Das Versprechen eines Begriffs (Translation: Promises of a Concept, 2008, with Stefan Nowotny), Zone des Übergangs: Vom Ende des Postkommunismus (Zone of Transition: On the End of Post-communism, 2009), Findet Europa (Find Europe, 2015), among others. Buden is permanent fellow at the European Institute of Progressive Cultural Policies, Vienna. He lives and works in Berlin.