City Sience Lab, a partnership with the MIT Media Lab Cambridge 



Ongoing projects:

  • United Nations Innovation and Technology Accelerator for Cities (UNITAC).
  • Connected Urban Twin with the cities of Munich and Leipzig (BMI).
  • Establishment of Swiss Regional Lab, a cooperation with the HS Luzern Design & Kunst.
  • Urban Data Hub (UDH), in cooperation with the Agency for Geoinformation and Surveying (LGV).
  • Cockpit Social Infrastructures (COSI); a subproject of UD, in cooperation with LGV.
  • Participation - Collaborative and Multimedia (PaKOMM).
  • Fellows Program for Urban Research (part II). ZEIT-Stiftung. 
  • Curating (in) the City, with Vanessa Weber. DFG. 
  • Baltic CitySope Network, with Holger Prang. Hamburg state funding.
  • Feodor Lynen Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung at the Harvard Kennedy School (Sheila Jasanoff).



Finished projects:

  • Digital Participation System (DIPAS). In cooperation with the Agency for Geoinformation and Surveying (LGV) and the Department of Development and Housing (BSW).
  • Smart Square: Integration of smart services throug data-oriented dynamic measuring of public squares and districts.


2015 - 2016


Finding Places
Hamburg seeks areas for refugee accommodation 

2015 - 2017





2012 - 2014



bis 2014

  • Complicity. New Perspectives on Collectivity (transcript Press)

     Detailed project list available upon request.


Prof. Dr. Gesa Ziemer
HafenCity Universität

Henning - Voscherau - Platz 1

20457 Hamburg