Darya Gerasimenko

Professor for Sustainability Science

Dr. rer. publ. HSG

Public Talks & Media
Curriculum Vitae


Public Talks & Media

September 25, 2019 - Presentation (together with Erica Mazerolle) "Awareness led Social Lab: Exploring Serendipity" (Columbia University, New York, USA). Video from the UN SDSN Global Solutions Forum 2019 at Columbia University, where we have shared our insights from our Awareness led Social lab: "Beyond Waste: Circular Resources Lab" in Switzerland. Common project of EPFL, Impact Hub Lausanne, Impact Hub Geneva, collaboratio helvetica, SDSN Switzerland, Engagement Migros. Video availabe on youtube here.

May 9, 2019 - An invited speaker at Staatskantine meeting in Bern (Collaboratio Helvetica, SNSD Switzerland, Staatslabor). I have shared my experiences on awareness based social labs practices (including Theory U by Otto Scharmer (MIT) and other ideas & techniques) both in Switzerland and Russia with more than 50 people from Swiss government sector at various levels: federal, municipal, cantonal as well as with the representatives of academia. More information: here.

April 25, 2019 - Facilitator of the mini lab on circular economy innovation at the Samara University that has gathered together representatives from the government, academia, business as well as NGOs.
Media coverage: The main news portal of Samara (Federal) Region "Volga News" has published an overview of this event (conference and mini awareness based social lab) at Samara University with representatives of all parts of Quadruple Helix model of Open Innovation 2.0 (academia, government, business and civil society) on Innovative Approaches to Circular Economy development at Samara Region. The review also describes my experience in Switzerland (Beyond waste: Circular resources lab). More information (only in Russian): here.

April 24, 2019 - Keynote speaker at the conference on Innovative Approaches to Circular economy development in Samara Region, where I have shared some thoughts and research on circular economy and social innovation, presented our experience with the co-creators (Impact Hub Lausanne/Geneva, Collaboratio Helvetica, SDSN, EPFL) in Switzerland on our "Beyond Waste: Circular Resources lab". More information (only in Russian available on vkontakte): video (from minutes 00:07:15 until 00:50:16).
Media coverage: The main newspaper of Samarskaya Oblast „Volzhskaya Communa“ has published an article about our conference in Russia on „New approaches to circular economy development in Russia“ with the overview of my keynote speech on social Innovation for circular economy development. More information (only in Russian): here.

December, 2018 - Presentation at the Feed forward Day at the Social Lab on circular economy with invited guests. Official final day of our social lab on circular economy in canton Vaud with the panel discussion on engaging government and politics into such social innovation processes. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Katrin Muff.

November 22, 2018 - Presentation at the Demo Day on our social lab on circular economy “Beyond Waste / Circular Resources Lab” as well as a Generative Dialogue with Max Schachinger from Schachinger AG. More information: here and the video available on facebook (from minutes 00:01:55 until 00:18:30 and minutes 00:36:45 until 01:04:25).

September 27, 2018 - Keynote speaker “Circular Economy: «essentially contested concept»” for the launch of new “Circular economy Switzerland” initiative that aims at accelerating circular economy transition in Switzerland locally and nationally, in partnership with all Impact Hubs, sanu durabilitas and the support of MAVA foundation.

June 14, 2018 - Presentation at the Info Session for the Social Lab: “Beyond Waste: Circular Resources Lab“ which was also broadcast livestream. This info session was hosted by Impact Hub Lausanne.

June 13, 2018 - Keynote speech at Impact Journalism Day on Circular Economy in Geneva on "New Governance for Circular Economy Transformation: Living Lab Lausanne as an Example" hosted by Impact Hub Geneva. More information: video available on facebook (from minutes 01:05:38 until 01:18:10)

May 15, 2018 - Keynote speech at the 28. Annual Meeting of Swiss PET Recycling Association on New Multi-Actor Approach to Circular Economy Transformation (in German) "Gesellschaftliche Innovation für die Kreislaufwirtschaft – aus der Perspektive des Vierfachhelix-Modells". More information: here.

May 3, 2018 - Workshop "Circular Economy in Switzerland 2018 – the Way Ahead: Part II". Presentation on "Circular Economy in Switzerland: way ahead cont’d"
We hosted the second workshop within the Circular Economy Academy of the Living Lab Lausanne (3L) on Circular Economy development in Switzerland at EPFL. Approximately 30 representatives of the Quadruple Helix (Academia, Business, Civil Society, and Government of various levels) spent the entire day alternating presentations, exercises, discussions, and the group work on Manifesto for Circular Economy in canton Vaud. More information: here.

April 10, 2018 – Open Lecture online Stream at Samara University "Societal Innovation for Circular Economy: Living Labs". The lecture is in Russian with English slides. Through Russian social media VK.COM (38 500 views) and on youtube.

March 8, 2018 - Presentation on "Circular Economy in Switzerland: way ahead"
We organized our first kick off event ("Circular Economy in Switzerland 2018 – the way ahead") for building Living Lab Lausanne (3L) on Circular Economy in Switzerland. This workshop was focused on businesses and their experience with CE practices in CH followed by the panel discussion representing all pillars of the Quadruple Helix model. More information: here.

January 2018 - An article in the EU Recycling Magazin (pp. 26-28) about my keynote speech on Social Innovation for Circular Economy (with focus on Living Labs). "Kreislaufwirtschaft: Anspruch und Wirklichkeit" by Brigitte Weber (in German). The link to the article: here.

November 23, 2017 - Speech "Circular Economy in the EU and Switzerland: the way ahead" at the 26. Kölner Abfalltage Forum of recycling industry in Germany. More information: here.


   Contact:  darya@gerasimenko.ch