BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The awards were decided by an independent curatorial team, selected to reflect the diverse perspectives of Berlin club culture. This team evaluated the applications in terms of content, cultural and artistic quality and, with this year’s thematic focus also in mind, jointly determined which clubs and collectives to honor. In order to ensure an independent decision, individual members of the curatorial team recused themselves from decisions concerning clubs or collectives in which they themselves are active or involved.
Paulina Schulz, better known as DJ Gigola, is an electronic music DJ and producer born and raised in Berlin. Since 2016, she has been a member of the artist collective Live From Earth. Growing up, the music and aesthetics of the Love Parade and Berlin’s club culture influenced her significantly. She has since turned this passion into her profession. With her daring yet authentic style, she is an up-and-coming voice in Berlin’s new generation of DJs.