about us

Three friends who are connected by several places, paths and stories. This project combines their fields of interest and brings them together and back to their “natural” habitat: the hinterlands.

Maike Suhr (*1990) was born in a rural area of Northwestern Germany. She lives and works in Berlin where she studied communications and cultural studies at the University of Arts (MA). Her research focuses on material culture, global mobility as in (labor-) migration and tourism and transnational narratives in culture. Since 2016 she works with the transcultural NGO and project space bi’bak in the field of research and publications. Often her work is related to Eastern Europe and Turkey, where she regularly lived and travelled.

Freia Kuper (*1991) grew up in the same area with Maike and experienced provincial life in Southern Germany before moving to Berlin. She is interested in hybrid events and print formats that challenge and change dichotomous thinking. Since 2016, she has been co-hosting the Raki Prinzip event series, a community dinner which intends to dissolve the boundaries between speakers and guest and between the private and the public. In her studies Freia deals with questions of sociology of knowledge. In doing so, she repeatedly comes up with the question of how to tell about the apparent separation of nature and culture. How do different narratives and fables locate humans in their living and inanimate environment? Is the land nature?

Hanna Döring was born in the glorious 80s and started her early years in the splendid isolation of an island. Later on she moved onshore. Before studying art history and film science she learned the craft of tailoring in Lübeck. Next stations were Jena, Istanbul and Berlin. During her Master studies (film science) her path brought her to the costume designer Anette Guther, whom she worked for in several theater and film productions. First own curatorial practice she gained during her time with the project space bi’bak. In 2017 she organised a documentary film festival focusing on family constructions, titled “for family reasons”.