Dr. christian

Festival Director

My name is Christian and I am the founder and director of STATE Festival, a new type of interdisciplinary science festival that was launched 2014 in Berlin.

By training a physicist, by passion a playful thinker, I have left the research track to turn my attention to help create exchange and experiences around science in order to maximize the impact of science in society. Besides working as a knowledge and tech transfer manager for a German research institute, I have been involved in setting-up and running several science outreach initiatives such as Science Slams, Science Hack Days and different art-science collaborations.

I live in Berlin and when not working on new ideas, you can find me deep diving the cultural scene of this exciting city or catching some waves at a Portuguese beach. I am always curious to discuss and explore ideas of how to make science accessible for new audiences and create impact from scientific research.