Who We Are
Schmoo Theune was born to immigrants who moved to the USA after the Korean War searching for economic opportunity. She never felt fully American, although her journeys around Asia revealed that she was an alien to her own people, too. Such experiences and countless similar conversations with fellow first-generation immigrants ignited a nomadic lifestyle and an exploration of the many facets of belonging.
Susann Tischendorf witnessed deep societal changes following the fall of the Berlin Wall, sparking a life interest in artificial boundaries and their resulting conflicts. She authored a paper on the role of identity in the Genocide in Rwanda and in 2014, and began a body of work on the theme of ‘Transitions’ that shows how sudden changes impact the identities of people.