I am a writer. I am covering stories from the Middle East which don’t follow the prevailing narrative.
My book ‘Behind Closed Curtains: Interior Design in Iran’ was featured by BBC, Conde Nast Traveller, Design*Sponge, Spiegel Online, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Deutsche Welle, The Culture Trip, Freunde von Freunden, FAZ, Zeit Magazin, Cover Magazine, Press TV, and many more.
As a freelance journalist, I have written about Iran’s startup ecosystem, the production of Persian silk carpets or refugees in Iraq. Together with local teams, I create content (copy/image/video) around design, business, social or cultural topics. As a native German, I speak English, Farsi, and Spanish fluently.
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Frequently Asked Questions
B. February 26, 1986.
MA in Middle Eastern Studies, Politics and Psychology
Lena is hard for most non-Germans. So don’t bother. Späth is even harder.
100% German. No Iranian father. No Iranian mother. But lots of Iranian friends.
Press & Interviews
- DONNA Magazin / January 2019 (in German)
- Conde Nast Traveller/ November 2018 (in English)
- Carpet XL / Fall 2018 (in German and English)
- Deco Home / June 2018 (in German)
- Design*Sponge / 03.04.2018 (in English)
- Cover Magazine / Spring 2018 (in English)
- SUITECASE Mag / 07.03.2018 (in English)
- The How, The Why Podcast / 04.02.2018 (in English)
- BBC Persian / 23.01.2018 (in Persian)
- Chidane.com / 09.01.2018 (in Persian)
- Dialogue Podcast / 20.12.2017 (in Persian)
- Manzel Magazine / November 2017 (in Persian)
- Welt Online / 08.08.2017 (in German)
- Spiegel Online / 28.07.2017 (in German)
- Der Standard / 30.06.2017 (in German)
- Press TV / 16.06.2017 (in English)
- The Culture Trip / 08.06.2017 (in English)
- Deutsche Welle Farsi / 02.06.2017 (in Farsi)
- Zeit Magazin / 01.06.2017 (in German)
- Hamshahri / 18.05.2017 (in Farsi)
- Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung / 14.05.2017 (in German)
- Süddeutsche Zeitung / 13.05.2017 (in German)
- FreundevonFreunden / 02.05.2017 (in English)
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