Katharina Balgavy


Main focus: Sustainability, Smart cities

Websites/blogs: http://katharinabalgavy.com , http://plastic-index.com

Languages: German, English

City: Berlin

State: Berlin

Country: Germany

Topics: smart cities, sustainable innovation, sustainable leadership & transformation

Services: Talk, Moderation, Workshop management, Consulting, Coaching, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.


Katharina studied Cultural studies, Media technologies, Business Intelligence and Managerial Economics. She curated and contributed to panels and exhibitions like Berlin Art Week, Vienna Design Week, «Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design» at The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; The Grid at the Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town among others.

She worked as a curator, producer, and strategist in innovation, digitalisation, archive and culture management. Her research and program activities are characterised by their investigations of globalisation, frameworks in environmentalism and socio-economical studies.

Katharina Balgavy founded The Plastic Index which mediated on future ecologies, culture and sustainability, intersecting practice and interdisciplinary research. Projects and advisory for a strong standing legacy in collections and institutions, enabling corporate governance, sustainability and diversity in the organization, program, distribution, and publishing.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

Berlin Art Week, Neue Nationalgalerie

Talk + Panel
September 15, 2023
Berlin Art Week, Neue Nationalgalerie

From Theory to Practice
mit X Breidenbach (Künstler), Kim Kraczon (Ki Culture/ GCC Berlin), Carolin Leistenschneider (Haverkampf Leistenschneider / GCC Berlin), Prof. Dr. Hermann Ott (CEO Client Earth), Helen Turner (Künstlerische Leitung E-Werk Luckenwalde)
Moderation: Katharina Balgavy (Kuratorin) in Kooperation mit Gallery Climate Coalition