I am even a professional designer.
In German, we only have a vague concept of what this means. The term “designer” is understood in most languages. So I’m not going to waste any time explaining these terms.

For me design is not the visible surface, but a culturally, socially, economically and politically oriented process with the result of consciously designing something. Without these aspects of societal relevance, discussions on design would be uninteresting to me.

I am open to everything new whilst respecting the old traditions. Consequently, my focuses change regularly.

The most important thing in my life is my children. My sons are the only two focuses of my life that are steadfastly and unconditionally defined.

I live and work in various cultures and, sometimes, it seems in different worlds. The experience that life’s focuses can change at an incredible speed has not changed my ethical values. As a result, I take a little more time these days before expressing an opinion.

My work is shaped by interpersonal and intercultural respect. Because primarily one thing is clear: We all live together on this one planet. And are connected by the same basic values of human existence.

I am interested and involved in politics, don’t support a particular party, but am not impartial. I support a forward-looking education landscape in Germany, particularly when it comes to the widespread introduction of Chinese lessons.

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