Orga Team


Gaurav Ganger



    Yannick Gaasch

    Yannick Gaasch is a doctoral candidate at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Bonn, he finished his Master degree in Köln and trained a.o. with Klaus Düsing, Claudia Bickmann and Dieter Lohmar.
    Areas: phenomenology, intersubjectivity, imagination, ontology, consciousness and (artifical) intelligence.
    Aim: interdisciplinary benefits of philosophy and other areas.




    Anil K. Jain

    Anil K. Jain studied political science, psychology and sociology at the LMU Munich and wrote a doctoral thesis on »Politics in (Post-)Modernity« under the supervision of Ulrich Beck. He not only works in social research but is active in the cultural field, too. Together with Mario Beilhack he founded »edition fatal«: a small publishing company with a series on "new philosophy".

    Personal website:


    Auris-E. Lipinski

    While studying Philosophy & English at Humboldt University, Auris-E. Lipinski became a scientific assistant at VIOM GmbH. She founded PhenCoCo in the aftermath of university seminars like "Konstruktion und Phänomenologie der Wahrnehmung", Phänomenologie und Kognition" (M. Thiering) and "Computation und Geist" (J. Bach). She has been involved in different research and development projects, guiding her academic interests towards way finding and cognitive preconditions for navigation, both computational and phenomenological. This includes working on spacial concepts found in philosophy, psychology and robotics, subsuming Gestalt theory, embodiment theories, language/ concept importance, association and intuition.


    Past team members

    Marine Kneubühler

    Social Scientist and Epistemologist of Human and Social Sciences. I am a PhD Candidate at the University of Lausanne and at Telecom ParisTech. The working title of my thesis is From phenomenological experience to political experience: how to grasp social ontology through rap music?


    Nicolas Zaslawski

    Philosopher and historian of philosophy, I’m a now a Graduate Assistant and Phd Candidate at the University of Lausanne in epistemology and history of psychology. My thesis concerns the constitution of a “phenomenological naturalism” rooted into the works of M. Merleau-Ponty and F. Varela.




    Jens Schönherr

    Denis E. Vargas Gorenkov

    Gonzalo Rojas



Supporters & co-operation partners

We had the pleasure of esteemed researchers and teachers to be the experts in our colloquia and special guest workshops, who would discuss their findings with us. Among them are:

Anna Strasser

Philosopher, independent researcher 

2018 Visiting Fellow, Tufts University, Center for Cognitive Studies

2009 – 2016 Postdoctoral Researcher & Scientific Coordinator, Berlin School of Mind and Brain / Institute of Philosophy, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2004 – 2007 Assistant professor (C1), Center for Cognitive Science, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg & Anna Strasser´s website



Martin Thiering

Outside lecturer (cognitive linguistics), doctor of general linguistics, visiting professor in Rome, scientific co-ordinator and university lecturer in Berlin

Linguistik - TU Berlin & Biblhertz Institut

Current project:
Flavio Biondo’s »Italia illustrata«: Historical spaces in texts and maps

Current books:
'Eine Einführung in die Kognitive Linguistik und Kognitive Anthropologie (De Gruyter Studienbuch 2018) - Introduction to cognitive linguistics and cognitive anthropology

Forthcoming in 2018, the second volume of 'Common Sense Geography' (focus on landmarks)


Joscha Bach

MIT, cogitive architectures, more &


Dan Zahavi

Professor of philosophy and director of the Center for Subjectivity Research


Jörg Fingerhut

Principal investigator in the Einstein Group

Einstein Group Berlin & Kulturtechnik


Berlin School of Mind and Brain, collaboration in the organisation and conduct of the Zahavi Special Guest Workshop.

Technological support by VIOM GmbH, including support with our website and cloud server.

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