Brief CV
Cord Riechelmann, who was born in Celle in 1960, studied biology and philosophy at the FU Berlin. He was a lecturer in the social behaviour of primates and the history of biological research. He also worked as a columnist and urban nature reporter for the Berlin pages of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. He writes for various newspapers including the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Merkur, taz and jungle world. He is the author of the books Bestiarium (2003) and Wilde Tiere in der Großstadt (Wild Animals in the City) (2004), editor of a collection of voices of animals in Europe, Asia and Africa and three CDs with kein und aber (2009). Soon his essay on the forest will be published by Merve. Together with Marcel Schwierin, he curated the special programme “Cinema of the Animals” at the 2011 Oberhausen Short Film Festival. In 2013, his volume Krähen (Crows) was published as part of the nature study series by Matthes and Seitz. He is presently lecturer in general studies at the Berlin University of the Arts.