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Katharina Fender (M.Sc.) studied spatial planning at the TUTU Dortmund University and the TU Vienna University. Based on her research interest in various participation possibilities in the context of urban development, she dealt with participation methods from design in her master’s thesis and tested the method Cultural Probes using the example of citizen participation in the context of a square redesign.
Before joining the nexus Institute, she worked as a scientific project manager advising municipalities on the development and implementation of integrated sustainability strategies. She gained further practical experience as a student assistant at the Department of Urban and Regional Sociology of the Faculty of Spatial Planning at the TU Dortmund University.
At nexus Institute, she works as a research assistant, especially in the field of space and society.