Caroline Paulick-Thiel is a strategic designer and expert in responsible innovation. Trained in Design (BA) and Public Policy (MPP), she has extensive experience in developing and leading participatory processes to address public challenges. Since 2015, she is the director of Politics for Tomorrow (politicsfortomorrow.eu), a non-partisan initiative that promotes public transformation and collaborates with political-administrative institutions from the local to the highest federal level in Germany. The current flagship project addresses the period between 2022-2025 as a drastic intervention space – especially for the strategic alignment of organisational routines (10×100.cc).
Since 2020, Caroline has been supporting the Senate Chancellery of Berlin and CityLAB as part of the Smart City core team in the co-creative design of the new digital strategy (strategie.smart-city-berlin.de). For the Creative Bureaucracy Festival, she initiated the Academy, which has provided space for experiential learning and creative responses to public issues since the event’s conception in 2018. In addition, she is a member of various advisory boards and teaches “Public Design” in different disciplines.