Zsuzsanna works as a researcher at the Lectorate of Civic Interaction Design, particularly engaged in the practice-oriented research project “Charging the Commons. Herein, she examines the becoming process of “commoning” of resource communities in various socio-spatial settings, whereby not only the diverse phases, patterns and dilemma’s are identified but also how a situated-design approach aids to articulate the values and objectives of those commoners. Based on these community principles the subsequent step will be if and how a technology-based system can be evolved for the management of their resource sharing.
Zsuzsanna has a background in human geography, urban planning, public administration and organisation sciences. She holds a Ph.D. from the Utrecht University School of Governance, addressing technology-enabled collaboration between citizens and local states in the cities of Utrecht, Glasgow, and Curitiba (dissertation title: Smart Governance in Practice). Zsuzsanna was born in Budapest (Hungary), where she worked for many years at various organizations in the corporate domain, for the most part in the insurance sector. In the Netherlands (where she moved to in 2001) she worked as a researcher at Telos at Tilburg University in the field of sustainable regional development, marrying academic methodology with a practice-oriented approach embedded in partnerships with public, business, societal and civil stakeholders. Zsuzsanna furthermore worked at the University of Amsterdam as a postdoctoral researcher in a collaborative, experimental project examining the role of art and design interventions in stimulating collectivity and public action in (new) neighbourhoods (zooming in on the emergent district of Zeeburgereiland in Amsterdam). She is eager to delve into the unknown and to throw herself into new areas.