Florian Schmitz was born 1980 in Datteln, Germany. He studied Comparative Literature, Spanish and Latin-America Studies in Berlin and Madrid. He worked as a PR and media consultant for various art projects, cultural and social institutions and to the German government. Simultaneously, he published essays and articles on cultural effects of the crisis, aesthetic aspects of every-day life and social economy. He moved to Thessaloniki in December 2013 to work as freelance writer and blogger. On his German blog www.eudyssee.net he has been writing about Europe in times of the crisis since November 2013.