Katalin Hausel is a Hungarian visual artist currently in residence in Switzerland. With an academic background in philosophy and history, she earned her MFA at UT Austin in 2006. Upon returning to Europe in 2007, she has been continuing to work, primarily making drawings, sculptures and installations. In the last 2 years, her activities have been focused on the unMonastery, a visionary project to create a network of spaces that will house 21st century monastic communities working with technology as well as timeless tools for sustainable, simple, cooperative living. Other ongoing projects include the Credit Commons, unGuide and Patchwork Timebank.