Ulrike Haele studied Communication Science and Political Science at the University of Vienna and has a degree in Industrial Design from the University of Applied Arts Vienna. She has since been working in the spaces between these disciplines, as a communicator, teacher, writer and curator.
She is a research associate at the IDRV since 2010. For the MAK Design Lab she conceived the interventions on the subject of “positive change”, and the dynamic mediation-concept.
She supervised the project „How Should We Live?” a research project funded by the programme ”Sparkling Science. Science linking with school”. Additionally she is teaching at the New Design University in St. Pölten.
Since 2016 she is co-curating the CityFactory research laboratory for new fields of work in the creative industries, a project by the Vienna Business Agency with its creative center departure and the MAK, which has developed the exhibition “New Work. New Design” for the VIENNA BIENNALE 2017.