TRANSFORM Symposium Vienna

The Art of Transformation

The TRANSFORM Symposium „The Art of Transformation“ is a three-day symposium exploring innovative pedagogical formats, inter- and transdisciplinary bridging methods and new technological tools for the future of academic teaching and research.

From 27 – 29 October 2021, experts from the fields of arts and sciences, research and teaching will come together to reflect on the future of education and career prospects for students. The first two days will be devoted to materials and methods, academic tools and utopias. Another day focuses on further practice after graduation, to develop ideas also in a project-oriented and entrepreneurial way.

Each day is divided into morning workshops in which colleagues from the three collaborating institutions discuss and reflect on the topics internally, while in the afternoons the topics are put up for public discussion and critically reflected on by international experts.

In addition to the Rector of the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Gerald Bast, the Professor of Experimental Game Cultures, Margarete Jahrmann, the Head of International Programmes in Sustainable Developments, Katharina Gsöllpointner and the Professor of Language Arts, Monika Rinck, the Vice Rector for Innovation and Research of the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Christopher Lindinger, Professor at the Institute of Experimental Physics, Martin Kaltenbrunner, Professor at the Institute of Sociology, Uli Meyer, the Head of the Department of Continuing Education Research and Educational Technologies at Danube University Krems, Stefan Oppl, as well as the Head of the Department of Materials Chemistry at the University of Vienna, Alexander Bismarck, and many other teachers and researchers from the three collaborating institutions. Critical reflections and impulses will be provided by Jan Boelen, artistic director of the experimental materials research centre Atelier LUMA in Arles, France and Christian Pohl the former co-director of td-net of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences and TdLab of the Department of Environmental Systems Science at ETH Zurich, among others.

The TRANSFORM Symposium is realised within the framework of the cooperation project „TRANSFORM – Digital and Social Transformation by means of New Pathways in Research and University Education“, which takes place from January 2020 – December 2023, and is funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research within the call „Digital and Social Transformation in Higher Education“. TRANSFORM is a cooperation of the University of Applied Arts with the Johannes Kepler University Linz and the Danube University Krems.

List of contributers (more tba):
Anderwald & Grond, Helga Aichmaier, Tina Auer, Gerald Bast, Alexander Bismarck, Jan Boelen, Tim Boykett, Alexander Damianisch, Wolfgang Fiel, Alexandra Graupner, Isabell Grundschober, Katharina Gsöllpointner, Margarete Jahrmann, Martin Kaltenbrunner, Bernhard Kernegger, Gerhard Kettler, Sabine Kock, Christopher Lindinger, Philipp Loidolt-Shen, Uli Meyer, Stephanie Nestawal, Stefan Oppl, Christian Pohl, Lisa Pointner, Barbara Putz-Plecko, Martin Reinhart, Monika Rinck, Karl Salzmann, Bernhard Sommer, Elisabeth Strasser, Lucie Strecker, Edda Thürriedl, Angelika Zelisko.

https://transform-symposium.uni-ak.ac.at/

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