Boris Buden is a writer and cultural critic based in Berlin. He studied philosophy in Zagreb and received his PhD in cultural theory from Humboldt University in Berlin. In the 1990s he was editor in the magazine Arkzin in Zagreb. His essays and articles cover the topics of philosophy, politics, cultural and art criticism. He has participated in various conferences and art projects in Western and Eastern Europe, Asia and USA, including Documenta XI. Buden is permanent fellow at The European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies in Vienna. Buden has lectured at universities in Europe and USA. Currently, he teaches cultural theory at The University of Applied Arts Vienna and Bauhaus University Weimar. Buden is co-editor and author of several books, including Barikade Zagreb (1996/1997), Kaptolski Kolodvor, Belgrade (2001), Der Schacht von Babel, Berlin (2004), Übersetzung: Das Versprechen eines Begriffs, (Together with S. Nowotny), Vienna 2008, Zone des Übergangs, Frankfurt/Main (2009), Findet Europa. Eine Suche in der Dolmetscherkabine, (Vienna 2014), Transition to Nowhere: Art in History After 1989, (Berlin 2020) etc.