Autor: Mario


A Syrious Look

Co-Founder / Publisher of „A Syrious Look – A Magazine about Cultural Displacement“   an English language print magazine I co-created with Mohammad Abou Laban and Ziad Adwan in 2016, covering arts and culture in exile

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Photo: Saskia Kyas

Praise for „A Syrious Look“:

„Serious and Syrian.“
Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin

„A Berlin, les artists syriens retrouvent le gout de la création.“
Le Figaro, Paris

„Berlin, capital of Syrian cultural diaspora.“
Wiener Zeitung, Vienna

„A Syrious Look – about the big issues of the cultural superstructure.“
Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich

„Beautiful layout arouses curiosity…“
SRF Radio, Basle


Co-Founder / Publisher / Managing Director  of ROSEGARDEN Magazine. A german language cultural print magazine I co-founded with Maren Heltsche, May-Britt Frank-Grosse and Bertram Sturm. (2013 – 2018)

Praise for „ROSEGARDEN“:

„Magazines like ROSEGARDEN show us the strengths of paper.“
Süddeutsche Zeitung

„The interviews in ROSEGARDEN are always just so…cool.“ Blog

„Exciting: Bold photos on matt paper.“


I’m an independent consultant for communication & content strategies, storytelling, content creation, and campaigning with a focus on political, social, and cultural issues. I bring with me 20 years of experience.

Amnesty International, WWF, Kiron, Deutsche Energieagentur dena, Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels e.V., Öko Institut e.V., Rights Direct, fördern und wohnen Hamburg, 365sherpas, Hering Schuppener Digital, Stories Unlimited, Zum Goldenen Hirschen, CLAIM Allianz, Green Campus, among others.

Over the last 20 years I worked on projects with:
METRO, Gemeinnützige Hertie-Stiftung, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Deutscher Sachbuchpreis, SPD, CDU, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Auswärtiges Amt, Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales, Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung Berlin, Bayer AG, Hermes Group, Philipp Morris, Novartis, among others.



I’m a Berlin based content & communication strategist, wordsmith, and photographer. I believe in the universal power of written and visual stories.

I work as an independent consultant for communication & content strategies, content creation, and campaigning with a focus on political, social, and cultural issues. I bring with me 20+ years of professional experience.

I was a co-founder and managing director of the independent print magazine ROSEGARDEN (2014 to 2018).
I’m a co-founder of A Syrious Look – A magazine about Cultural Displacement. (2015-2017)

I’m a co-creator and co-host at HEISS HEISS, BABY! a podcast about menopause.

I give lectures and do public speaking on independent publishing, creativity, campaigning, and storytelling with gigs so far at the University of the Arts Berlin, Humboldt University Berlin, University of Leipzig, Social Media Week Berlin, Creative City Berlin, and various organizations.

I’m obsessed with everything you can eat or drink. That made me become a part time wine importer for a few years. I wrote for Pipette magazine about natural wine and I’m the creator and host of „staff meal“ – a podcast about gastronomy’s behind the scene topics.

As a self taught fine art photographer I recently presented my work in group- and solo-shows in Germany, Italy and the Metaverse. I’m a member of the international artist collective Pixel Skull.

I’m a founding member of KOMBÜSE – an association specialized in communication consulting for social entrepreneurs.

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