C/O Vienna Magazine – a project that comes from our hearts! We believe the wonderful city of Vienna is not just the pomp of Schönbrunn Palace and the Lippizaner stallions, not just the handful of B and C-list celebrities in the media – rather it’s the many terrific people who live here. Their ideas, their projects, their stories. Whether they’re creative, courageous, beautiful, bizarre, famous, or just average: The world out there needs to learn more about them.
Editor In Chief
She is founder and chief editor of C/O Vienna Magazine. She’s always out there launching something new because what she’s looking for doesn’t exist – for example, the fantastic REDAKTIONSBUERO OST. She publishes books, directs films, writes screenplays and texts, takes care of (almost) all of the business matters, and privately collects way too much vintage clothing. Her journalistic passion is dedicated to art, architecture, fashion and all those people out there doing remarkable and daring things. If you really want to know more , click here.
What would C/O VIENNA MAGAZINE be without its managing editor, who ensures that everything runs smoothly in the editorial room while his ideas bring the craziest topics and people to the pages of the magazine. David pays strict attention that everything looks great and not just “okay” and can wrap the touchiest counterparts around his little finger with his eminent charm. He studied at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and works as an artist and freelance photographer. His passion for everything Japanese, owed to a longer stay in Tokyo, is matched with his love for beautiful fabrics. www.davidmeran.com
Paula brings a fresh breeze to offive. She loves philosophy, literature and theater and has already worked for the philosopher Günter Figal, where she has been editing his writings on theories of space, metaphysics and Heidegger. Sounds theoretical – it is! Our passionate theorist also loves fashion, it gives her traction. After devouring all the classics of literature during her schooldays and during her studies, being swept away in past epochs and never being found without a Reclam booklet, she is today enthusiastic about the present and about what drives people today.
Karin found us. And we her. Or maybe not – see photo. We share a common drive to bring together interesting people with many different backgrounds, to dive for pearls, to discover topics and talents. To this end, the design, architecture, dance, and art enthusiast, who “loves derangements to death”, founded the Vienna-based Engelstein & Grünberger studios together with Marcel Javor. They describe themselves as “laboratory for innovation and a trig- ger for topics”. Previously, Karin was active in the business world in positions of high responsibility, but: “don’t mention that, all that counts is what I’m doing right now”. Karin is currently researching the topic of beauty. She will join us for the next magazine, “The Beauty Issue”. Beautiful!
Besides her longstanding activities as a newspaper, radio, and television journalist – for example, as a moderator for the Austrian channel ATV and Redaktionsbuero Ost – every now and then she could be found on different stages as a singer. After her vocal training at the Mozarteum in Salzburg followed – simply since it was also pretty interesting – an education as a certified textile designer, and then she graduated to become a professional speaker. At C/O Vienna Magazine she writes and films diverse contributions and portraits.
As a child Eva wanted to become a detective. “I always liked to observe.” Her life motto: “Love and lightness!” Or, alternatively, German actor Harald Juhnke’s definition of happiness works as well: “No appointments and a slight buzz.” The theater, film, and media scientist has previously written as a freelance editor for the magazines INDIE, MATERIAL GIRL, FLEISCH, and WALD.
The young editor has been writing and interview- ing for us since this year. In her free-time the Vien- nese-by-choice and history student likes to go “birding”, read: bird watching and making photographs.
Editor Music & Pop Culture
He likes to hang out in bars and cafés and chat with people. Sometimes these talks end as one or the other interview in C/O Vienna Magazine – and others at later hours, somewhere in the Viennese night life. He’s been up to that since his studies, which brought him to Vienna in 2001. As a social scientist he has a broad interest in a wide range of different developments and issues in society. Among them, the subject of the “good life” and everything that goes along with it, like the passion for music. Sturmberger lives this out not only in his texts but also on the turntables and guitar.
Editor Fashion & Design
She is a language enthusiast with a fascination for languages whose communication goes beyond the spoken and written word: fashion, music, and art. Most preferably, she’s there where everything intersects. Stephanie studied art history and media theory at Karlsruhe University of Art and Design, helped establish the createurope international competition for young fashion designers of the Goethe Institute in Berlin, did editorial work for Unit F and now works as a freelance editor for C/O Vienna Magazine, among others.
DJ and editor for Music & Culture
Shilla is Culture Journalist, Festival Curator and Concert Organizer. Her journalistic and curator practise focuses on experimental and subversive artistic expression, pop culture and the thin line between civilized culture and alternative culture. In 2012 she organised the concert series Struma+Iodine which focuses on contemporary electronic (Club)Music. Since 2015 she curates the Unsafe+Sounds festival, since 2016 she organizes the summer concert series Parken im Wiener Votivpark (Parking in the Viennese Votiv park) and since 2017 the series Azephal + Aleph in the “Alten Schmiede”. She regulary performs as DJ Inou Ki Endo.
Editor of Architecture, Design & Art
She has been a freelance journalist for more than ten years with a passion for travel, design, and art. Learning from living. Formal education at the University of Vienna (Magistra/Doctor in Communication Science) and the Austrian Journalism Training Association in Salzburg. (Hiking) book author and biographer. Loves sushi and spaghetti, airports and the early morning, clear forms and floral kitsch. Likes to bake bread. Knits occasionally. Has been in about 50 countries of the planet. Knows that life is too short to be bored. Quenches her thirst for the world and fun with language in work for various media. www.frohgemut.at
International Editing & Contacts
She graduated from the University of Art and Design in Linz and started then her studies in Business Administration in Vienna. She lived and worked for nearly two decades alternately in Vienna and New York and has established herself again in Austria recently. She works regularly since 2009 for the Redaktionsbuero OST in Vienna and New York. For the C/O Vienna Magazine she cares about the international contacts and the editorial organization.
Nadine Cordial Settele
She studied International Business and Social Sciences in Paris and Vienna. Until 2016 she worked and lived in Vienna as a freelance photographer, a PR agent for ABC Communication and for the Vienna Design Week. At the moment she’s finishing her Masters in Curating and Collections in London. Nadine who has Philippine and German roots grew up in Ulm (Germany). Her photos are mostly analog. She also has a weakness for Plants, Hiphop and Vintage Kimonos. Furthermore she’s interested in projects concerning our identity and existence in the 21st century. She does interviews and shoots photos for C/O Vienna Magazine regulary - formerly in Vienna, now from London.
He grew up in East Styria and works as a photographer since 2010 on various projects, publications and exhibitions beyond the Austrian borders. He’s extremely interested in every aspect connected to photography and images generally. He graduated in Drama, Film and Media Sciences at the University of Vienna. His thesis was on the development and distribution of stereoscopy in the 19th century. Apart from his work as a photographer he appreciates being part of the collective YOU HAVE YOUR FAMILY I HAVE MINE.
Videoproducer & Editor
He studied art history at the University of Vienna – focus: modern and contemporary art. He has published works about art on building sites and about the European avant-garde. Early on he had an interest in film and works today as a cameraman, cutter, and production assistant for diverse documentary film projects. As a video journalist he has made contributions to derStandard.at, The New Contemporary Blog, and presently for C/O Vienna Magazine. Gerald Zagler loves Afro-American music in all its facets. For him, there’s nothing better than cooking and eating.
seite zwei - branding & design
seite Zwei is a design studio in Vienna founded by Stefan Mayer and Christian Begusch in 2011. Together with their team they passionately develop innovative design solutions for brands, products, and institutions in both the commercial and cultural realms. Their objective is precise analysis and clear arguments. Straightforwardness and directness are trademarks of a design language that aims for maximum effect through elementary means. seite zwei is the design partner of C/O Vienna Magazine.
Coding & Technical Support
NOUS was founded ten years ago in Vienna as a communication project with digital handheld technologies and today is one of the leading providers in the field of mobile guides and multimedia communication. NOUS develops projects in collaboration with architects and museum planners and advises institutions on the transformation of the communication strategies in an increasingly digitalized world. Among other works, the know-how of NOUS is behind the award-winning streaming portal of the Vienna State Opera and in the new website of C/O Vienna Magazine.