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Heiner Benking
Journalist, Scholar, Futurist, Activist, Consultant, Facilitator, ...
Berlin, Germany

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Kat Austen

Artist | UCL / freelance / University of Leeds

Berlin, Germany

"whose brain is in the networks and whose soul is with the water sprites"

Generally thinking:

Education & Academia
Finance & Legal
Technology & The Future
Global Issues
Sustainability & Environment
Government & Community
Media & Journalism
Arts & Entertainment
Creativity & Design
Body, Mind & Science

My tags:

ActivismArchitectureArtClimate ChangeCommunityCraftsCultureDigital MediaEntertainmentEventsFinanceFoodGovernmentHealthJournalismScienceMediaMedia RelationsMuseumsPerformancePoliticsProduct DesignPublishingSocial ChangeSound DesignSustainabilityTechnologyVisual ArtsWriting

Very good at:
+ creative thinking
+ community and communicating (written, spoken, visual, haptic, olfactory, sound)
+ research

About me & my work:

I am an interdisciplinary practitioner with a passion for the environment, digital media and understanding the world’s complex networks. I now work creatively as a researcher, designer and community engagement specialist at the intersection of arts, science and technology. I have excellent project management and team working skills, honed over the last 15 years of working across disciplines. I believe individuals are unique and wonderful, and closely intertwined within society. As such I have a passion for engaging with and building communities and for communicating complex ideas in written, designed and artistic formats.

Current affiliations:

Cultural Fellow in Art and Science, Cultural Institute, University of Leeds

Artist in Residence, Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences, UCL

Artist in the Arctic 2017, Friends of SPRI, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

Lecturer, Bachelors in Arts and Sciences, UCL

Lecturer, Engineering Design, UCL

Key Skills: art, research, writing, communications, systems thinking, design, interactional expertise, creative problem solving, project co-ordination, environmental science, water resilience, co-creation, chemistry, futures, community management, open source

My links:

Kat Austen website

Kat Austen blog

Kat Austen on Contently

Kat Austen on Researchgate


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