University of Vienna (on behalf of ACOnet) (Austria)
Renate worked for the ORF (Austrian Broadcast) and EMI Austria in the field of marketing. She has a diploma in Economic Journalism from the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change. She was employed as head of PR and marketing in the largest agency for artists and media production in Austria and was responsible for their tour arrangements and PR in German-speaking countries. This work also involved organising various press conferences, events and festivals. Later she worked for the Vienna City Council’s PR agency and was responsible for communicating the daily agendas (political, scientific, environmental, medical issues) to CEE countries. As a PR freelancer she has worked in recent years for many different cultural institutions in Austria and Germany, and as a producer at the Moscow TV channel “3 Channel Moskovia”, from where she was invited to work at the Ostankino Telecenter Moscow. In 2011 she accepted a position as a free consultant for the Austrian National Research Network “ACOnet”, concerning combining the cultural scene with scientific networking. In 2015 she was project leader of the the multi-site-performance net:art | near in the distance 2 within the festivities of 20 years Internet in Austria and 650 years University of Vienna. In 2016 she started to build up the net:art coordination center on behalf of ACOnet.