Florian Bettel is Senior Scientist at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and since July 2022 Head of the Department of Cultural Studies at the Institute of Art Sciences and Art Education. His work focuses on aspects of the history of technology, cultures of dwelling, sepulchral culture, as well as artistic and curatorial activities. Former occupations include: 2012–2013 Senior Scientist at the Focus Area Science and Art, Univ. of Salzburg and Univ. Mozarteum Salzburg, 2010–2012 Researcher in the project “Living Rooms: The Art of Mobilizing Belonging(s)” (Vienna Science and Technology Fund).