Falling Walls Foundation

Wiebke Rössig

2021 Circle Speaker 2021 Science Engagement

Dr. Wiebke Rössig studied Anthropology and Political Sciences with a special focus on conflicting interests and participatory approaches in decision-making. After her PhD, she worked on public participation strategies for the Federal Commission on Nuclear Waste Management. In 2016 she took on the lead of a project on visitor participation at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin and established the Experimental Field for Participation and Open Science, where new forms of public dialogue and participation in scientific research were tested and evaluated. Since 2021 she is the Director of Science and Society at the Falling Walls Foundation. With the Falling Walls initiative for an International Year of Science Engagement in 2025, she wants to advance participatory and co-creational Science Engagement and give space to the citizens of the world to engage with science and work together in reaching the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.