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Lets meet environmentalist Alexander Wolf

At our first attempt to have a chat with Alexander Wolf he was stumbling out of a university lecture on environmental policies.

A few days lat­er, as we meet him again for a more thor­ough con­ver­sa­tion, he is on his way to a pho­to shoot in the Ukraine. You can tell that Alexan­der Wolf is not your run-of-the-mill stu­dent. In our inter­view he reveals how he man­ages to com­bine a master’s degree course in Organ­ic Agri­cul­ture Man­age­ment with a suc­cess­ful fash­ion career, while engag­ing in social activism on the side.

You have com­plet­ed a Bach­e­lor in Envi­ron­men­tal Engi­neer­ing, and now you are doing a Mas­ters in Organ­ic Agri­cul­ture Man­age­ment”, what does that mean?
Basi­cal­ly, it’s eco­log­i­cal agri­cul­tur­al man­age­ment, like help­ing farms to make the tran­si­tion to organ­ic farm­ing, for exam­ple. That might include every­thing from mar­ket­ing organ­ic prod­ucts to ani­mal wel­fare and improv­ing the animal’s liv­ing conditions.

At first glance your stud­ies and mod­el­ing seem like chalk and cheese. How do they go togeth­er for you?
They’re com­plete oppo­sites. Recent­ly, one of my col­leagues came up to me and said that I’m lead­ing a com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent life because I’m obvi­ous­ly try­ing not to men­tion mod­el­ing too much when I’m at uni­ver­si­ty. It might come across as con­ceit­ed. So I guess a lot of peo­ple don’t even know about it. I’m sure that in the future, fash­ion will become more sus­tain­able as well, and so I believe that at some point there will be a good way to put the two things togeth­er. Already I can see that peo­ple aren’t eat­ing meat at pho­to shoots any­more, and a lot of labels are keep­ing an eye on sustainability.

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Where could we bump into you in Berlin?
Actu­al­ly, I always stay in the same quar­ter. For a start I moved to Neukölln like a prop­er hip­ster. And that’s where I spend most of my time. Oth­er than that I’m in Kreuz-Kölln or Mitte. One of my hot spots is the Don­er stall round the cor­ner. In terms of par­ty­ing, some­times I’m out a lot, some­times less so, and it doesn’t always have to be the same club. From the King Size to the Sisyphos or some bar. I’m every­where, really.

Your favorite neubau eye­wear frame?
Edmund in bronze mat­te.

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Tomor­row you’re off to the Ukraine again for a pho­to shoot. What does a nor­mal week look like for you?
There is no typ­i­cal sched­ule. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, I often have to can­cel a lot of uni­ver­si­ty lec­tures, but luck­i­ly I have my col­leagues who help me out. This Mon­day, for exam­ple, I should real­ly be at a farm for a group project. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, I can’t come along. I have already pre­pared some­thing over the week­end so I can still sup­port my group.

What do you do to wind down?
At the moment I’m work­ing at Tiertafel in Berlin. That’s a place for ani­mal own­ers who have run into some kind of emer­gency sit­u­a­tion, but they could also just be pen­sion­ers or home­less peo­ple. They offer free food for ani­mals there. I often go help col­lect the donat­ed food, work in the ware­house or on Sat­ur­days I will assist at the hand-outs.

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24 Nov 2017 · neubau eyewear