Cord Riechelmann studied biology and philosophy at Free University of Berlin where he taught classes on the social behavior of primates and the history of biological research. As writer and editor for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, he contributed a regular column. His articles have appeared in various newspapers and journals including Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Merkur, taz die tageszeitung, and Jungle World. In 2013, he published the monograph “Krähen” (Matthes und Seitz) for the series “Naturkunden.” His forthcoming article “Wald” will be published by Merve Verlag. Riechelmann has also published a novel called “Wilde Tiere in der Großstadt” (Nicolaische Verlagsbuchhandlung). He has already been a guest at HAU Hebbel am Ufer: for the series “Fearless Speech,” he participated in the event “Linke Ästhetik heute?”. Riechelmann currently holds a position as lecturer of Studium Generale at Berlin’s University of the Arts.