Philip Faigle was born in 1980 and grew up in Cologne, where he studied journalism, economics, and politics. He worked as a reporter for magazines and newspapers before joining ZEIT ONLINE, Germany’s leading news website, in 2007. After working for the investigative and data team and being reporter for many years, he is now a Special Projects Editor. He was in charge for the pop-up-departments #D17 and #D18, which aimed to explain Germany to Germans in a new way. He was project lead for the discussion project Germany talks and is also leading the global version, My Country Talks.