Writer and editor, external mentor
Ingo Niermann (* 1969, Bielefeld/Germany) is a writer and the editor of the speculative book series Solution. His debut novel Der Effekt was published in 2001.
Recent books include Solution 275-294: Communists Anonymous (ed., with Joshua Simon, 2017); Solution 257: Complete Love (2016); Solution 264–274: Drill Nation (2015); Concentration (ed., 2015); David Lieske: I Tried to Make This Work (2015); Solution 247-261: Love (ed., 2013); Choose Drill (2011); The Future of Art: A Manual (2011, with Erik Niedling); Solution 186–195: Dubai Democracy (2010); Solution 1–10: Umbauland (2009); Solution 9: The Great Pyramid (ed., with Jens Thiel, 2008); and The Curious World of Drugs and Their Friends (with Adriano Sack, 2008).
Niermann co-founded the revolutionary collective Redesigndeutschland, invented a tomb for all people, The Great Pyramid (thegreatpyramid.de), and together with Rem Koolhaas he built a tool for public ballots – Vote – in Gwangju, Korea. In cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, Niermann started the international digital publishing project Fiktion (fiktion.cc). Based on his novel Solution 257: Complete Love (2016), Niermann initiated The Army of Love (thearmyoflove.net), a project that tests and promotes a just redistribution of sensual love. His work has been featured at Berlin Biennale, Istanbul Biennale, dOCUMENTA(13), La Biennale di Venezia, MACBA, MoMA, mumok, and ZKM. Niermann studied Philosophy and Sociology at the Freie Universität Berlin and currently lives in Basel.