Mirko Lux studied modern German literature studies and art history in Berlin and Siena. During and after university Mirko worked as a freelance journalist and photographer. Better video capabilities of DSLRs allowed Mirko to dabble in video production for NGOs and companies like Microsoft Berlin, the Goethe-Institut, Vice and the European Democracy Lab.

Since May 2013 Mirko is responsible for communication and program management in the Berlin office of Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e. V., a non-profit organisation promoting transatlantic dialogue through cultural and intellectual exchange.

Mirko is a firm believer in citizen engagement and grassroots initiatives, being (or having been) an active part of Volkentscheid Fahrrad, Publixphere and The European Moment.