BOX IN A SUITCASE is a blogazine for travel, culture and lifestyle in Europe. As its curator and author, I’m out and about in the continent’s most important cities, focusing on art, film and literature, interior design, fashion and food trends, interviewing creative minds and exceptional artists who live in or visit Europe. The blog’s underlying drive is an attempt to go beyond current political developments and debates. I want to take a look at our continent’s cultural diversity by directing our gaze to transregional and transnational projects and flaunting all the cultural treasures that can be discovered in Europe.
Founder and Editor in chief
Frauke Schlieckau is currently working for a production company in Berlin. As deputy editor-in-chief she manages Arte’s European culture magazine programme Metropolis. She also works as a director on Arte’s Metropolis, Yourope and TRACKS as well as 3Sat’s Kulturpalast. In addition, she is acting editor of the Arte concert series Berlin Live. Currently she is directing two documentaries which will be broadcasted on Arte 2017/208.
Before joining Kobalt, Frauke worked as an editor at ZDF’s Berlin studios for the literary broadcast Das blaue Sofa. During this time, she moderated the series with the likes of Ken Follett or Donna Leon for the ZDF / 3Sat specials The Blue Sofa and The Long Night of the Blue Sofa at the book fairs in Frankfurt and Leipzig. As an author, editor and presenter she also worked for Arte Lounge, Deutsche Welle, Kulturzeit, ZDF Today in Europe, ZDF aspekte and the daily live performance lettra! Die Show, created by the premiere literature broadcaster lettra. In addition, she moderated the nationwide broadcasts GIGA Heartbeat and GIGA Hamburg on NBC GIGA, NBC Europe’s interactive youth station that was awarded with the Grimme Online Award.
Frauke studied art history, German literature and theatre studies in Berlin and Venice. She also studied public relations in Heidelberg and completed her Dr. Phil at the Freie Universität in Berlin.
As a freelance author, she writes books for major German publishers, as well as reports and articles for consumer magazines and various online portals. She is founder of the art & culture blog www.boxinasuitcase.com
Everything that crosses her path on assignment, but which she can’t bring to television, is collected on BOX IN A SUITCASE so that you can join in her discovery of interesting places, products and people.