Hannes Püschel lives and works in the former GDR’s district capital and today's provincial capital city of Potsdam. He is a representative of the voting block "Die Andere" that has arisen from the social “Wende”-movements of the 1990s. In the Potsdam city council he devotes himself to the theoretical and practical critique of the post-democratic city and to the issues of democratic restructuring of public services.