Elizabeth Calderón Lüning


Main focus: Urban digital sovereignty

Twitter handle: @calderon_luning

Websites/blogs: https://www.drlab.org/team/elizabeth-calderon-luning/ , https://digitalesberlin.info/ , https://www.weizenbaum-institut.de/portrait/p/elizabeth-calderon-luening/

Languages: German, English, Swedish, Spanish

City: Berlin

Country: Germany

Topics: digitale transformation, citizen city science, participation, community organising

Services: Talk, Workshop management, Consulting, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.

  Willing to talk for nonprofit.

Personal note:

With solid experience in process design and political consulting with a focus on political participation, I research and advise on the topics of social-ecological transformation in cities, (digital) commons and organizational development. With a transdisciplinary approach I work at the interface between organized civil society, politics, administration, and science. My research interest lies in the public discussion and politicization of urban digitization processes. My professional competencies are transdisciplinary and practice-led research, strategic planning, methods of organizational and thematic project development.



Since 09/2018
Doctoral Researcher in the research group “Inequality and digital sovereignty” at the Weizenbaum Institute, Berlin

Director and Cofounder of Common Grounds e.V., Berlin

Since 11/2013
Process design and support for organizational development, freelance

Coordination and project management full time, Nomadisch Grün gGmbH

Country coordinator – Humanitarian program for internal refugees, SWERA – Swedish Refugee Aid, Bogotá, Colombia


Diploma degree in Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin, Grade „very good (sehr gut)“


Gaved, Mark; Calderón Lüning, Elizabeth; Unteidig, Andreas; Davies, Gareth and Stevens, James. (2019). Power, roles and adding value: reflecting on the challenges of bridging across research and action on an international community networking project. In: Proceedings of the 17th CIRN Conference 2019, Monash University, Prato, Italy

Andreas Unteidig, Blanca Domínguez Cobreros, Elizabeth Calderon-Lüning & Gesche Joost (2017) Digital commons, urban struggles and the role of Design, The Design Journal, 20:sup1, S3106-S3120, DOI: 10.1080/14606925.2017.1352818