Mirjam Struppek works as urbanist, researcher and consultant in Berlin. With a background in Urban- and Environmental Planning, she has lectured and published essays with a special focus on the livability of urban space, public sphere and its transformation and acquisition through new media. Since 2005 she organises the monthly lecture and discussion evening „Urban Media Salon“. She developed the first international conference Urban Screens in 2005 and is currently working on further implementing this concept of utilising outdoor screens for a sustainable urban society. She is President of the newly formed International Urban Screens Association (IUSA).