Julia Grosse is co-editor and editor-in-chief of the art magazine Contemporary And (C&). She studied art history, German and media studies at the Ruhr University in Bochum and then worked as a cultural editor at Springer Verlag. Until 2013 she worked in London as a columnist for the taz and art correspondent for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, AD Magazine, SZ Magazin and the Süddeutsche Zeitung. In 2010, Grosse published Don't Get Me Wrong! The Global Gestures Guide, a handbook addressing the many levels of misunderstandings caused around the world by gestures that was named the book of the week by CNN. Her most recent release, I Am Built Inside You, was published by Sternberg Press in April 2017. In March, her book Ein Leben lang (A Lifetime) was published by Hoffmann and Campe. Julia Grosse has lived and worked in Berlin since 2013.
Peggy Piesche is a literary and cultural scholar. She has published about racialized gazes, colonial history, and collective memories. Among others, Piesche is co-editor of Mythen, Masken und Subjekte. Kritische Weißseinsforschung in Deutschland (2005) a critical whiteness study and “Euer Schweigen schützt Euch nicht.” Audre Lorde und die Schwarze Frauenbewegung in Deutschland (2012) on the impact of the American author Audre Lorde on the Black women’s movement in Germany.. After teaching at the University of Utrecht and at Vassar and Hamilton College in New York, she worked at the Academy of Advanced African Studies at the University of Bayreuth with a research focus on future concepts in Africa and the diaspora. She has also been active in the Black (German) movement since 1990, member of ADEFRA (Black Women in Germany), and board member of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora.