Giulia Molinengo

Giulia Molinengo

Research Associate

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.

  • Since September 2016: Research associate at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Potsdam
  • April 2014–May 2016: Research associate at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI, Essen) for the research project “DEMOENERGY - The Transformation of the Energy System as the Engine for Democratic Innovations”.
  • 2009–2014: Consultant and moderator of collaborative processes for NGOs, foundations, and public organisations. Focus: intercultural dialogue, participatory urban planning, and the establishment of international platforms/networks.
  • October 2012–December 2012: research associate at the European University Viadrina (Frankfurt (Oder)). Design of a Marie Curie international PhD Program (FP7 – Initial Training Network) on urban governance.
  • October 2008–June 2010: M.A. Intercultural Conflict Management, Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences (Berlin).
  • October 2007–September 2008: Community service in Prizren (Kosovo)
  • September 2004–September 2007: B.A. Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution, Università degli Studi di Firenze (Florence, Italy)
  • collaboration and co-creation
  • process design
  • power analysis
  • public participation in large infrastructure projects
  • conflict management
  • transdisciplinarity

Publications prior to joining the IASS

  • Molinengo, Giulia and Danelzik, Mathis (2016): „Bürgerbeteiligung zur Stromtrasse „Ostbayernring“ – Analyse des Beteiligungsdesigns und Evaluation“, Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen (KWI) (Hrsg.). Essen (available here)
  • Danelzik, Mathis and Molinengo, Giulia (2016): „Beteiligungs- und Trassensuchräume – Herausforderungen für die Planung von Bürgerbeteiligung beim Ersatzneubau von Höchstspannungsleitungen“, in: Bundesnetzagentur (ed.), Wissenschaftsdialog 2015. Bonn (available here)
  • Richter, I., Danelzik, M., Molinengo, G., Nanz, P., Rost, D. (2016): Bürgerbeteiligung in der Energiewende. Zehn Thesen zur gegenwärtigen Etablierung, zu Herausforderungen und geeigneten Gestaltungsansätzen. - IASS Working Paper. Potsdam (available here)