Fabian Scheidler

Fabian Scheidler, born in 1968, studied history and philosophy in Berlin and theatre directing in Frankfurt/M. He works and lives in Berlin as a writer for print media, television, theatre and opera. In 2009 he co-founded the independent newscast Kontext TV, producing a monthly broadcast on global justice issues; guests include Noam Chomsky, Vandana Shiva, Immanuel Wallerstein, Jeremy Scahill, Amy Goodman, Saskia Sassen, Maude Barlow, Silvia Federici and many others. Extensive lecture tours on global justice issues in Germany and abroad; publications, especially on issues related to the limits to growth, in books and journals, including the Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik (edited by Saskia Sassen, Jürgen Habermas et al). Otto Brenner Media Award for Critical Journalism (2009). As a dramaturge and playwright he worked for the world-renowned Grips Theater in Berlin for several years. In 2013, his opera “Death of a Banker” (music: Andreas Kersting) was premiered at the Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theater in Görlitz (Germany). In 2015, Fabian Scheidler’s book “The End of the Megamachine. A Brief History of a Failing Civilization” was published in German. The Robert Jungk Library for Questions Concerning the Future elected the book among the TOP 10 of future literature in 2015. The book was translated into Dutch (Lemniscaat 2018, English (Zero Books 2020), and French (Le Seuil 2020). In 2017, “Chaos. Das neue Zeitalter der Revolutionen” followed. In 2019, he published “Die volle und die leere Welt”, a collection of essays and photomontages, and co-edited “Der Kampf um globale Gerechtigkeit”, conversations with Noam Chomsky, Amy Goodman, Immanuel Wallersein, Vandana Shiva et al.