Joachim has been with urgewald since October 2020. In the team for multilateral financial institutions, he is now primarily responsible for forced resettlement through large development projects and the policy of the Inter-American Development Bank.
In particular, the multi-year stays on the American continent, which took him to Colombia, Mexico and the USA, among others, made the historian and political scientist familiar with the historical dimension of colonial exploitation and oppression as well as with its current continuities. As a lecturer, Joachim tried to convey these relationships to his students when he was not rummaging through dusty archives on this and that side of the Atlantic. Outside the ivory tower, he also wrote as a journalistic observer about these old and new forms of dependency, against which he has since been involved in various contexts of the anti-free trade movement.
On weekends you can often find Joachim on his bike in the Brandenburg forest, foraging food on Berlin markets or processing it culinarily at the kitchen stove.