Madalina Diaconu studied philosophy in Bucharest (PhD 1996) and Vienna (PhD 1998). Since her Habilitation in philosophy at the University of Vienna she has been teaching as a Dozentin as the Institute of Philosophy of the same university. Her current fields of interest refer to aesthetics, contemporary art, environmental perception, Sensory Design, and the philosophy of space and architecture. She authored books on Kierkegaard (196), the principle of identity in the ontology of art (2000), Martin Heidegger (2000), as well as a phenomenological aesthetics of touch, smell and taste (Tasten, Riechen, Schmecken. Eine Ästhetik der anästhesierten Sinne, 2005). Her latest publication focuses on urban sensescapes and multisensory perception: Sinnesraum Stadt. Eine multisensorische Anthropologie (2012).