Jochen Becker works as author, curator and lecturer and is co-founder of metroZones | Center for Urban Affairs and the station urbaner kulturen/nGbK. Recently he curated Chinafrika. under construction (Graz, Leipzig, Weimar, Shenzhen, Nürnberg). He is currently advising the relocation of the Düsseldorf Theater FFT in terms of cultural policy, concept and curatorial work and is there developing the project City as Factory and Place Internationale (2017-22) as well as the metroZones-exhibition Mapping Along (Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, 2021). He is active in Berlin vs. Amazon and Initiative Urbane Praxis.