Maria Bürger was born on 15 June 1996 in Freital, Germany. Before starting to study communication design at the HTW Berlin University of Applied Science in the Design and Culture department in 2016, she completed two internship at NGOs in India to promote education and strengthen women’s rights. From 2018 to 2020, she was a Heinrich Böll Foundation scholar and was involved in initiatives like »Art Meets Education« and the »Digital Peace Talks«. Bürger completed her studies in 2020, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts. In the same year, she became the Head of Communications at the Deutsche Theatertechnische Gesellschaft (German professional association of theatre technicians) where she now supports part of »Neustart Kultur«, a programme fostering the post-lockdown relaunch of culture and media, on behalf of the German government. In her work, Bürger combines digital media with narrative elements and explores aus the possibilities of immersive technologies from a female perspective.