"Tradition is not about preserving the ashes, but about passing on the fire" (Gustav Mahler)
Birgit Dulski works as a researcher, holding the Sustainable Building chair of prof. Anke van Hal in the Center for Entrepreneurship, Governance and Stewardship since April 2008. Her research focuses on making existing neighborhoods more sustainable and on cultural entrepreneurship in historic buildings. In her research, she makes extensive use of 'learning networks', in which parties involved in the same task from different perspectives learn from and with each other.
Birgit studied architecture in Germany and the Netherlands and graduated as an architect from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in 1995.
Birgit combines her job as a researcher at Nyenrode with a job as a consultant at the Dutch Institute for Building Biology and Ecology (NIBE). In her role as educator, Birgit strives to let students discover how entrepreneurship and sustainability can reinforce each other, creating innovative and creative business models.
Birgit's research themes both have great social value:
Music occupies much of Birgit's spare time. She plays the tenor saxophone in a symphonic wind orchestra. Birgit has three grown-up children.