Focus Artistic Research

A Research of Doing

01. April 2021
Project lead: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Basak Senova and Dr. Johan Thom
Department of Art and Communication Practices
Duration: 01.05.2021 - 30.04.2023
OeAD Africa-UniNet and BMBWF: P017_South Africa/ A Research of Doing/ University of Applied Arts Vienna, University of Pretoria


29. May 2019
Project lead:Ruth Mateus-Berr
Institute of Arts and Society/ Social Design
Duration: 01.07.2018 - 30.06.2020
White Papers Database:

The cross-border research cooperation Design & Innovation connects institutions from the fields of design, art, research and museum from Slovakia and Austria.The project aims at creating a Slovak-Austrian research cooperation between leading institutions with the goal of exploring contemporary design strategies in times of digital turn. Accompanying the project, the VŠVU and the University of Applied Arts Vienna are offering their students a research-oriented specialization.

The Anthropocene Surge - evolution, expansion and depth of Vienna's urban environment

01. January 2018
Principal Investigator: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Wagreich, University Vienna
Co-Principal Investigator: Univ.-Ass. Katrin Hornek, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Dept Site-Specific Art
Team members: Kira Lappé, Maria Meszar MSc, University of Vienna
Duration of project: 01.01.2018 - 26.11.2022
Cooperation partners: Municipal Dept 29 Foundation Engineering – Christine Jawecki, City Archaeology Vienna – Martin Mosser, Geological Survey of Austria – Clemens Porpaczy, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna – Erich Draganits, Matt Edgeworth (Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Cambridge)
Funding: WWTF, Emerging Field Grant (Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy)

Raumlabor S3T14 – interdisciplinary light measuring

27. April 2017
Institute of Architecture (IoA)
Univ. Prof. Dr. Klaus Bollinger
Architect Mag.arch. Andrea Graser
Cooperation Partners:
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Günther Leising (TU Graz)
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Helmut Leder (Universität Wien)

AXIOM: The first open source professional cinema camera

15. March 2015
Project lead: Virgil Widrich

Team: Nils Gabriel, Max Gurresch, Sebastian Pichelhofer, Luise Reitstätter, Matthias Tarasiewicz, Sophie Wagner, Stefanie Wuschitz

Art & Science

EMDL – European Mobile Dome Lab for International Media Artists

01. August 2013
Ruth Schnell

Institute of Fine Arts and Media Art
Department: Digital Arts

Play & Prosume: Technology, Exchange and Flow

05. March 2013
Project Lead/Principal Investigator: Margarete Jahrmann