Dr. Anke Strauß works in the field of management and organization studies at the intersection between science and art. Her topics of interest are sustainability transformation, organizational learning and alternative forms of organizing. With her work, she aims at bringing together different disciplines to question conventional management practices in dealing with sustainability challenges and to experimentally overcome path dependencies. She led the project "Working Utopias" on artist-led organizations and the performativity of utopian thinking for re-organising the conditions of (creative) work. She runs the part-time master's program "Strategic Sustainability Management" at HNEE to support professionals in developing competencies for initiating and accompanying organizational sustainability transformation
At IASS, she is researching the role of aesthetics in processes of organizational sustainability transformation. For this she explores aesthetic practices - such as experimental future narratives or artistic approaches to organizations- with regard to their capacity to change current mental infrastructures and open up new ways of thinking about organizational practices.