Workshop: “Between science, technology, art and society”

The two-day workshop "Between science, technology, art and society" will take place for the fourth time on October 29th and 30th, 2020 and is a cooperation between ZEWK, Hybrid Plattform and ZTG.

Nowadays universities and academic institutions, their researchers and artists face multiple expectations: There is great pressure to innovate, an ever-increasing competition for financial resources for projects and the requirement to be able to participate in finding solutions to social problems by means of artistic or research activities. Funding organisations like ministries and foundations increasingly attach importance to cross-boundary solution development and explicitly require inter- and transdisciplinary approaches. All of this demands for new concepts and approaches in research and design, which will inevitably lead to a combination of different fields of knowledge and approaches. Cooperation across institutions and the boundaries of science and one’s own discipline however is far from a self-evident or easy task. It calls for resources, knowledge and skills that are rarely taken into account or promoted in academic and artistic education and practice.

The goal of this workshop is to offer knowledge in systematic examination, reflection and awareness based on the tasks and challenges that arise when putting together processes relating to the areas of science, technology, art and society. The workshop provides a theoretical basis for a better understanding of inter- or transdisciplinary research and tested methodological approaches for successful implementation. We also address the relevance of participation in such projects for one’s career. Overall, the participants will be enabled to find their own positioning and to act in the context of inter- and transdisciplinary projects.

The workshop is designed for researchers of all disciplines, as well as artists and designers at TU Berlin and UdK Berlin. In particular we are looking for post-docs, scientific and artistic staff, PhD students, fellows and project and cooperation coordinators.

The workshop will be conducted by Nina Horstmann (Hybrid Plattform of the TU Berlin and the UdK Berlin), Emilia Nagy (Center for Technology and Society, TU Berlin). They each have extensive experience with inter- and transdisciplinary research collaborations.

Date: October 29/30, 2020, respectively 9:00 a.m. – 13:00 p.m.
Format: Online course. Participants will receive their access data by email before the course.
Registration: If you are interested please fill out the form on the website of the Technische Universität Berlin.

Max. 15 participants.
A one-day follow-up to deepen selected topics will be carried out in the summer semester 2020.
The workshop will take place in German.