Social Innovation!

An interview by Diana Fehr / July, 2022 Prof. Dr. Jürgen Howaldt is the director of the Social Research Centre of Dortmund, and professor at the department of Social Sciences at TU Dortmund University. He is an internationally renowned expert in the field of social innovation, as well as the co-founder and chair of the European […]

Reinvention of Culture

Prof. Dr. Markus Hilgert, Secretary General and Board Member of the German Kulturstiftung der Länder (Cultural Foundation of the German Federal States), holds numerous honorary positions at both the national and international level, including being an active member of the Board of the German UNESCO-Commission, the Culture Advisory Council of the NFDI4Culture Consortium, the Foundation Board of the International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH), the Advisory Group of the British Council’s Cultural Protection Fund and the Finance and Resources Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM).

Political Museum!

Political Museum! Alexandra Bounia – The Ethics of Collecting Trauma. An interview by Diana Fehr / March, 2022 Alexandra is Professor of Museology at the University of the Aegean in Greece. She currently serves as the secretary of the Board of the International Committee of ICOM on Contemporary Collecting (ICOM-COMCOL). From 2017 until 2020 she […]

People First!

As a museum consultant with more than 20 years of experience in education and museums, Mike Murawski brings his personal values of deep listening, care, and collaboration into the work that he leads with organizations and communities. He is passionate about transforming museums, cultural institutions & non-profits to become more equitable and community-centered. In his recent book Museums As Agents of Change – A Guide to Becoming a Changemaker, he addresses vital questions and the work we need to do to become effective changemakers, offering strategies for taking action toward positive social change and proactively shaping a new future for museums. He also serves as the Co-Producer of Museums Are Not Neutral, a global advocacy campaign calling for ethics-based transformation across museums. Learn more at

Culture shapes technology

Kristina Maurer is a cultural producer, curator and researcher with a background in Cultural Studies, Media and Art Theory. Based at Ars Electronica, she develops exhibitions at the nexus of art, society and technology and works together with artists, universities and scientific partners such as the MIT Media Lab and the European Space Agency.

Enhanced Well-Being!

Dr. John H. Falk is Executive Director of the „Institute for Learning Innovation“ and Sea Grant Professor Emeritus of Free-Choice Learning at Oregon State University. He is known internationally for his work in the area of museums visitor experience and free-choice learning within museums and other educational public spaces. Falk has authored more than two dozen books and over two hundred scholarly articles in the areas of learning, biology and education, as well as museums experience. He was recognised by the American Association of Museums as one of the 100 most influential museum professionals of the past 100 years and by the American Association of Museum’s Education Committee with its highest award, the John Cotton Dana Award for Leadership.