Stefanie Wuschitz

Former Research Fellow

Stefanie Wuschitz works on Critical Media Practices (feminist hacking, open source development, peer production). She graduated with an MFA in Transmedia Arts in 2006. 2008 she completed her Masters at the New York University (Interactive Telecommunications Program) and became Digital Art Fellow at Umeå University in Sweden.

Stefanie Wuschitz founded the feminist hackerspace and collective Mz* Baltazar's Laboratory in Vienna in 2009, encouraging technology and art that is developed from a female perspective. In 2014 she finished her PhD on 'Feminist Hackerspaces. A Research on Feminist Space Collectives in Open Culture' at the Vienna University of Technology. Together with Lifepatch and Cindy Lin Kaiying she coordinated the NENEK PROJECT, an art-based research project in Indonesia. She held Post-Doc positions at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the Vienna University of Technology and was 2015-18 part of the research group tech.culture.matters at Michigan University (Prof. Silvia Lindtner). Currently she is teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and holds a research fellowship at the Weizenbaum institute with focus on feminist critical making.





Stefanie Wuschitz, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Mz* Baltazar’s Lab, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna


Lindtner, S., Lin, C., Wuschitz S. (forthcoming) 2019. Hacking Difference in Indonesia. The Ambivalences of Designing for Alternative Futures. Conference Paper for DIS 2019: Contesting Borders and Intersections.

Wuschitz, S. (forthcoming) 2019. Feminst Theory Journal - Feminist HCI Special Issue.

Carpenter V., Overgaard M., Homewood S., Wuschitz, S. 2018. From Sex Toys to Pleasure Objects, November 2018, DOI: 10.14236/ewic/EVAC18.45, Conference: EVA Copenhagen 2018 - Politics of the Machines - Art and After, At: Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark, 15 - 17 May 2018

Wuschitz, S., Savic, S. 2018. ‘Feminist Hackerspace as a place of infrastructure production’, In: Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, Issue #13, 2018

Newman A., Wuschitz, S. 2018 (Eds.), ‘Making Artistic Technology’, Vienna: RIAT

Wagner S., Newman A., Tarasiewicz M., & Wuschitz S. (Eds.) 2016, Openism: Conversations on Open Hardware, Edition Angewandte, 2016, ISBN/EAN: 9783950414066

Scott, J., Kolè, N., Wuschitz, S., Reis, P., Tisselli, E., 2018. Using Media and Technology to Amplify the Voices of Local Communities. Book proceeding of ISEA 2018: Durban, South Africa. pp. 406-411.

Wuschitz, S. 2017, Wissenschaftler_innen und Künstler_innen müssen sich technologische Denkweisen aneignen. In: Visionen Gestalten, Elisabeth Hartung (Ed.). Neue interdisziplinäre Denkweisen und Praktiken in Design, Kunst und Architektur, Stuttgard: av edition GmbH, ISBN: 978-3-89986-263-8

Wuschitz. S. 2016, Feministische Hackerspaces und andere Strategien technologischer Aneignung. In: VIS-A-VIS. Medien. Kunst. Bildung. Sonvilla Weiss (Ed.), Linz Ars Electronica. ISBN: Gebunden: 978-3-11-049996-4, e-Book: 978-3-11-049851-6

Wuschitz, S. 2016, Kampung Cultures. In: Friesinger G. (Ed.), paraflows .X - DIGITAL MIGRATION. Ökonomien zwischen Öffnung und Begrenzung, Wien: edition mono/monochrom
Wuschitz, S. 2016, ‘Openism. Conversations on Open Hardware’, Autoren/Herausgeber: Newman A., Tarasiewicz M., Wagner S., Wuschitz S., ISBN/EAN: 9783950414066

Wuschitz, S. 2015, Ein Megaphon bauen, In: Köver C, Burger D., Eismann S. (Eds). Hack's selbst! Digitales Do it yourself für Mädchen. ISBN 978-3-407-75410-3 © 2015 Beltz & Gelberg in der Verlagsgruppe Beltz, Weinheim Basel

Wuschitz, S. 2015, Creating mobile media and social change. In: Tornaghi C., Knierbein S.(Eds.), Public space and Relational Perspectives. New Challenges for Architecture and Planning, 2015, SkuOR, Routledge, ISBN-13: 978-0415821575 ISBN-10: 0415821576

Wuschitz, S. 2014. 'Feminist Hackerspaces. A Research on Feminist Space Collectives in Open Culture' at the Vienna University of Technology / Vienna.

Wuschitz, S. 2014, Hacking Feminism. In: Friesinger G. & Herwig J. (Eds.), Reverse Engineering. Open – Disect – Rebuild. Paraflows 2012, Transcript Verlag. ISBN 978-3-8376-2503-5