Originating from an artistic education as theatre maker, Katharina is active both in the cultural world as well as that of tourism – and on the intersurface of these two. She uses the arts as a tool for innovation of products, marketing strategies and stakeholder participation in regional evelopment processes. She has been active as an expert for the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, regionale authorities and consultancy agencies. Her recent activity for the association “Mecklenburg Inspires” on the German Baltic coast has been awarded “idea of the year 2012″ by the initiative “Country of ideas”. She is a regular collaborator of the Trans Europe Halles network of indepenent culture centres and responsible for ACTA for the culture and creativity domain, also operating under the name smARTourism.