I am 45 years old. I am German and have been living in the UK for the last ten years. I am a senior lecturer, teaching in media studies and social and cultural theory. At the moment I am working at Nottingham Trent University (UK). Lately my research interest has focused on the political economy of digital 'things'. I come from an autonomist background and have been involved in a number of movements within the German Radical Left. I have never had any affiliations with political parties and don't really believe in party politics. The last decade in my political biography can best be described as growing despair with neo-liberal politics and 'cool Britannia'. I see the Reimagining Society Project as an opportunity to focus my own views about constructing alternatives in a conversation with other participants. I have rather strong hopes that the Project can revitalise a global conversation about a fairer world. Even more so I am very excited about the design of this initiative with its focus on strategies for change. I am hopeful that such an approach can become politically effective.