Bianca Elzenbaumer

Bianca Elzenbaumer is a design researcher based in the Italian Alps. She completed her doctorate at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2014 with a research on precarious working conditions and on how to mobilise design to undo them. She holds an MA in Communication Art & Design from the Royal College of Art and an MA (1st level) in Mediation and International Peacebuilding from the University of Bologna. Elzenbaumer is a founding member of the design practice Brave New Alps and coordinates the Alpine Community Economies Lab, which she established between 2019-2021 during her Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship at Eurac Research (IT). Since summer 2021, she is also co-president of CIPRA International, an environmental NGO spanning the alpine arc and doing work at grassroots as well as at governmental level. Her 40-year research plan focuses on supporting and creating community economies and commons starting from the places she lives in. Ciência Vitae