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  • Fluent in English, German; learning Chinese (Simplified), Vietnamese
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2011
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  • Master of Future Sciences | Bachelor of Philosophy & Econ...
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About Me


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born in Nairobi Kenya,
raised in the Alps,
studied in China, Hungary and Germany.

currently looking for his place in the world...


We live in a changing world, but something seems to have taken control over our lifes. It is corporations. Big multinationals influence us every day. They tell us how to spend our time, what to wear and how to behave. They do so by spending millions on advertising and marketing campaigns. They act globally and have huge audiences. Now I remember a "wise" man once said "with great power comes great responsibility". Don't get me wrong, I don't ask companies to be Superman and save the world, but it is time to use the power to do good. In my opinion the human-centered design approach has the potential to do this. By designing services and products that center around the needs of users and solve complex problems, it is possible to reestablish trust in enterprises and fulfill social duties.
Being born in Nairobi/Kenya, I have been confronted with creative problem solving since my early youth. Seeing locals transform, reuse and combine materials, that we call garbage, into devices that make their lifes easier, has always been very inspiring for me. Influenced by these early experiences creative challenges became a part of my life.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


sharing is caring


Budapest, Prag, Berlin, Frankfurt, Zurich, India


Design, Philosophy, Photography, Art, Architecture, Snowboarding, Tennis, Travelling, Urban Exploring http://superminimaps.com/illustrator-veit-vogel/

Music, Movies, and Books

Don Quijote, Brave New World, Woyzeck, Homo Faber

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Ngorongoro Tanzania;
Safari & camping in the bush - enjoing a nice sundowner;
5AM early morning tea getting ready for the first game drive of the day;
midnight on a bus travelling through brasil, smelling the sea, seeing the moon, listening to bolsa nova, feeling alive;
Sunrise at Mount Teide;
living with a chinese family;
... ongoing

Teach, Learn, Share

Snowboard, Ski, Tennis, Photography, Philosophy, Future Science,

Countries I’ve Visited

Brazil, Syrian Arab Republic, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Germany, Hungary, Kenya, Switzerland, United States

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