Gesa Ziemer (Prof. Dr. phil.) is Professor for Cultural Theory and Cultural Praxis and Vice President Research at the HafenCity University Hamburg.


Her research foci are: urban publics and practices of participation, collective forms of work and artistic research.


She also leads the City Science Lab, a partnership with the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, which conducts research on the future of cities (with a focus on digitalization).









She is Co-Director of the Graduate Program “Performing Citizenship.



She is a Member in the Advisory Councils of the Böll-Stiftung umdenken and Lucerne School of Art and Design and in the Curatorship of the choreographic center PACT Zollverein in Essen.



She holds a Guest Lectureship at the Lucerne School of Art and Design in Switzerland.



Prof. Dr. Gesa Ziemer
HafenCity Universität

Überseeallee 16

20457 Hamburg