Irina Paraschivoiu

Research Fellow, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg, Austria

Irina Paraschivoiu is a researcher and urban development professional. She is currently a research fellow at the Center for Human-Computer Interaction in Salzburg and a strategist at Polycular, a Hallein based interactive design and technology studio. Irina designs programs and solutions which focus on the crossroads between persuasive technology, human behavior and cities. Throughout her career, she became intrigued by the possibilities to generate change, when combining the power of creativity with a thorough understanding of human behavior and a place-based approach. As a result, her work has led her to develop participatory methodologies in urban planning, cultural policies and programs supporting cultural innovation, as well as designing prototypes and solutions to urban challenges. As a commitment to fostering improbable collaborations, she remains active in a range of international networks such as ASEFUAN and the European Cultural Foundation's Connected Action for the Commons. She has a bachelor's degree in communication sciences and an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics as a GSS grantee.


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