Sabine Trautwein (M.A.) has been the administrative director of HZT Berlin since 2013. She helped built the HZT from 2006 on, responsible for the administration. She studied German language and literature, art history and political science in Trier and at the FU Berlin. After graduation she worked as a freelancer in the event organization in the field of information society / telematics amongst others for the former SEL Alcatel Foundation, the Berliner Stiftungsverbundkolleg and conference organizers (1989-2004). She has been involved in the organization and administration of cultural projects and projects in the field of cultural education from 1996 on, from 1998 as project manager of ESF-funded projects.