Giulia Molinengo’s work at the IASS focuses on the design and implementation of collaborative and co-creative processes. Motivated by an interest in the conditions under which such processes take place, she is exploring the role of power within these settings for her PhD. She is a political scientist and holds a Master’s degree in “Intercultural Conflict Management” (Alice Salomon Hochschule, Berlin) and a B.A. in “Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution” (Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy).
Along her career path, Giulia has always been intrigued by the synergies and complementarities between theoretical and practical work and has kept learning from both worlds. In 2009 she started her career as consultant and moderator of collaborative processes for NGOs, foundations, and public organisations, such as the British Council (Rome), Citizens for Europe e.V. (Berlin, Copenhagen), Bertelsmann Stiftung (Barcelona), Charles Leopold Mayer Foundation (Paris), and GIZ-Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (Bonn). She worked as a research associate for the Demoenergy project at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI, Essen) from 2014 to 2016. Demoenergy focuses on how to involve citizens and other relevant stakeholders in the early planning phase of big infrastructure projects and has cooperated with the German transmission system operator TenneT TSO in the development of two participatory processes for the planning of a high-voltage transmission line in Bavaria, Germany.