Jens Badura is a philosopher at University of applied Arts, Vienna. He conducts research at the Zurich Centre for Creative Economies (ZCCE) at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and is a faculty member of the graduate school at the Institute "Cultures of the Alps" (Altdorf/University of Lucerne). Furthermore he works as a consultant for strategic process management in the field of tension between science, the cultural sector, creative industries and politics. His work focuses on applied aesthetics, cultural philosophy and creative economies. Current projects deal, among other things, with the question of what contributions artistic modes of thought and procedure can make outside the art world, especially in the field of socio-ecological transformation processes.