Eva Maria Mair, born in Kirchdorf / Krems (Upper Austria), splits her time between Bad Ischl and Vienna. She graduated in “Social Design: Arts as Urban Innovation” (University of Applied Arts Vienna), Spatial Planning and Spatial Planning (TU Vienna University of Technology) and Political Science (University of Vienna). She has worked at the Austrian Cultural Forum in Cairo and at the Federal Chamber for Architects and Civil Engineers, as well as in various independent projects at the interface of urban & regional development, art and socio-political issues.