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Linda Gessner

LINDA GEßNER

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

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Linda is a communications consultant in sustainability. She is the communications manager for CUSP and responsible for the editorial management of the website and social media presence, leading on the development of the CUSP brand, including the graphic design.

With an academic background in cultural studies and political science, business administration and economics, Linda has a profound interest in sustainable development and social change. Initially sparked by her Bachelor studies, where she wrote a final dissertation on Governing Water, and an exchange year at the Sciences Po Lille, her understanding was further crystallised during her involvement with the German cultural magazine KulturAustausch – developing and elaborating a special issue on „economic growth and its limits‟. A particularly inspiring time that led directly to her Master’s dissertation on consumption as cultural performance.

Specialising in communications, Linda has a longstanding experience working with not-for-profit and third sector organisations; and worked i.a. for the London-based sustainability organisation Forum for the Future. She has previously been involved with the Sustainable Lifestyles Research Group (SLRG) and Prof Tim Jackson’s PASSAGE fellowship at the University of Surrey.

Linda’s role in CUSP is to promote the Centre’s work to engage wider audiences and help its first class researchers disseminate their findings. Her responsibilities include the editorial management of the CUSP website and social media presence, leading on the development of the CUSP brand, including the graphic design. She is responsible for the APPG on Limits to Growth website and social media communications.