Anja Lungstraß is a researcher and documentarist at the österreichische kulturdokumentation in Vienna. Anja’s research topics cover Austrian, European and international cultural policies, comparative cultural policies, cultural diversity, creative industries and urban cultural policies. Previously she was engaged in programme design working for various publishing houses, press work and marketing. Anja studied German literature, psychology, publishing and bibliology in Düsseldorf, Berlin and Munich and graduated in cultural management at the Vienna Institute for Culture Concepts. In 1993, she was awarded with a Master’s Degree in Literature, Linguistics, Psychology from Freie Universtität Berlin (Germany). In 1994, Anja earned a Post Graduate Certificate in Book and Media Sciences from Ludwig Maximilians Universität München (Germany) and in 2008 a Post Graduate Certificate in Cultural Management from Institut für Kulturkonzepte Wien (Austria).
She is actively engaged in various cooperation-projects, for example as a national correspondent for the study “Contribution of Culture to Local and Regional Development as part of European Cohesion Policy” (CSES/ERICarts, 2010). Also, Anja is an author of several publications and articles, such as „ Who does the city belong to? Vienna – art in public space since 1968″ (KÖR GmbH, Kunsthalle Wien, 2009) and “The UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions – Stocktaking on Implementation and Application in Austria” (for the Austrian UNESCO Commission, ÖUK 2010).
Areas of expertise
cultural research; cultural policies in Austria; cultural policies of the European Union; international and national cultural policies, comparative cultural policy; cultural diversity and cultural pluralism