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.