metroZones – Center for Urban Affairs was founded as an independent association in 2007 to bring together and discuss publicly different approaches to research, knowledge production, cultural practices and political intervention at the interface of art, scholarship and politics. We count on international, interdisciplinary and institutional cooperation. metroZones' expertise feeds on the longstanding, disciplinarily and regionally widely-branched work experience of their members in research, culture and arts, the media and urban politics. Jochen Becker (curator and critic, Lagos/Teheran among others), Britta Grell (political scientist, Los Angeles/Chicago/New York), Anne Huffschmid (cultural scientist and author, Mexico City/Buenos Aires among others), Stephan Lanz (urbanist and curator, Rio de Janeiro/Istanbul/Berlin among others), Oliver Pohlisch (cultural scientist and journalist, London among others), Katja Reichard (artist and owner of the bookstore Pro qm, Berlin), Erwin Riedmann (social scientist, Berlin), Kathrin Wildner (urban ethnographer and curator, Mexiko-City/Istanbul among others). Based in Berlin.