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Bonny Brandenburger, M.A.

Research Associate

Bonny Brandenburger graduated from the University of Lille in a German-French double master's programme in the field of cultural studies and economics. She then worked for four years in various projects on the topics of international vocational training, transnational science communication and community participation of new immigrants funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

In her research, she investigates how digitalization processes in public institutions such as universities and local authorities can be designed in a participatory manner and what transformation skills are required for this. Among other things, she examines makerspaces as places for transdisciplinary knowledge transfer and new cooperation structures. Another of her research interests are bottom-up initiatives such as the public interest tech community to promote a circular society.

Bonny Brandenburger also gives workshop on participatory learning and working methods and, due to her interdisciplinary background, tries to build bridges between science, civil society, politics and education.

Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Research Associate

Research Focus: Digital Technologies in Society

Research Group: Digital Technologies in Society

Committees and functions

Member of the Gesellschaft für transdisziplinäre und partizipative Forschung e.V., AG Open Science, Associate Researcher in the research group “Education for the Digital World”.

Fields of research

Participation, Public Interest Tech, Critical Making, Circular Society, Smart City


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