Mag.phil. Eva Maria Stadler
Within the scope of interdisciplinary projects, the departement
thematises the basis of extensive analysis, conceptual thinking and design, which includes the handling of unusual constellations,
problem-solving competence, a contemplative ability, the generation of connected, transdisciplinary working methods, access
to fields of theory, project working methodology, self-organisation, interventions, dealings with institutions, media situations,
public spaces, urbanity, changes to professional images, commercial legal protection, art and cultural economics. Special
emphasis is placed on the relationships between various “cultures” in a subject-related, local and international context and
the relevant transitional zones.
As an extension to the previous functions of “Art & Knowledge Transfer,” project-related
teaching and research are linked to concrete project practice and consultative services. Special priority is attached to transcultural
projects and topics, which are integrated into numerous disciplines. Students thus receive the possibility to practice conceptive
thinking in projects outside their specialist areas, to gather project experience, to begin to work with the new in an experimental
manner, and position themselves in unfamiliar constellations with a view to complex professional areas and new types of subject
combinations. A main departmental objective is the increased activation of internal and external project networks.