Thönges-Stringaris Rhea

1934 born in Athen. Art historian. She joined 1972 the german movement “Direkte Demokratie e.V.” (Direct Democracy), the same year she became friends with Joseph Beuys, with whom she was working the following years for example 1977 during the documenta 6. Founder of the FIU (Free International University)- branch office in Kassel. Thönges-Stringaris was a founding member of the Green party but she left them later because of the Nato-Bombardment in Serbia during the Kosovo war. She was member of the supervisory board of the documenta and is today in the board of trustees from the foundation “7000 Eichen” and in the board of trustees from “Mehr Demokratie” (More Democracy).