Davide Deriu is a Reader in Architectural History and Theory at the University of Westminster. His research explores critical intersections between spatial and visual cultures and is published in journals such as Architectural Theory Review, The Journal of Architecture, and Emotion, Space and Society. Edited works include Emerging Landscapes: Between Production and Representation (Ashgate, 2014). Davide has been awarded grants from the UK’s Arts & Humanities Research Council, British Academy, Paul Mellon Centre, and Canadian Centre for Architecture, where he also curated the Modernism in Miniature exhibition. He’s currently working on a book based on the 'Vertigo in the City' project he leads at Westminster.
Karoline Feyertag is a freelance philosopher and essayist after studying philosophy, anthropology, art history, and gender/queer theory in Vienna and Paris. She enjoys collaborating with artists and activists whenever her wage work allows. Karoline taught philosophy and gender studies at the University of Klagenfurt and collaborated with Ruth Anderwald and Leonhard Grond at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the University of Applied Arts Vienna. She worked in the research support office of the mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and currently works as an open access and open science adviser at the University of Klagenfurt. Karoline is the author of the monograph Sarah Kofman. A Biography (2014) and co-author of Dizziness-A Resource (2019).
Dani Gal lives and works in Berlin. He studied at Bezalel Academy for Art and Design in Jerusalem, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste Städelschule in Frankfurt, and Cooper Union in New York. His films and installations have been shown at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011), Istanbul Biennale (2011), New Museum New York (2012), Kunsthalle St. Gallen Switzerland (2013), The Jewish Museum New York (2014), Berlinale Forum Expanded (2014), Kunsthaus Zurich (2015) Kunsthalle Wien (2015), Documenta 14 (2017), Centre Pompidou (2018) and at Club TransMediale Festival Berlin (2020). In 2019 he was artist-in-residence with Blood Mountain. Projects and research fellows at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute.
María Auxiliadora Gálvez Pérez is architect by E.T.S.A.M (1998), Ph.D. in Architecture since 2012, and Landscaper. She is also a teacher of the Feldenkrais Method of somatic education by the Feldenkrais Institute (2018). Since 2016, she has directed the Platform of Somatics for Architecture and Landscape (PSAAP) and its associated Laboratory (LSAAP). She is a professor at the Institute of Technology of the U.S.P - C.E.U in Madrid, Spain. In parallel, she develops workshops, doctorate programs, seminars, or happenings all around the world. She has been distinguished in national and international urban and architectural contests, highlighting the VI, VII, and IX editions of Europan. Her work has been published and exhibited worldwide featuring her presence at the 8th and 16th Venice Architecture Biennale. Nowadays her works challenge and transform the role, definition, and performance of design developing the potential of 'Somatic Architecture' within a more-than-human world.
Florent Golfier is a performer, clown activist and choreographer. He studied Acting in Nancy and Dance, Clown, and Physical Theater at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno. Together with Lukáš Karásek, Marie Gourdain, and Zuzana Režná, he founded the performance art collective tYhle. He has co-created numerous performances as a choreographer and/or performer. He has worked with choreographers such as Karine Ponties, Kitt Johnson, Vít Nezval, Linda and Mathias Straub, and Ondřej Holba. As an artist, he aims to connect with the fragility we all share, and from which we draw inspiration, honesty, and power, and help others to accept it as a precious part of ourselves. Based on this artistic approach, Florent searches for ways to connect initiatives across disciplines to work on acknowledgment and clarification of our present and future identities.
Katrin Heinlein (Mikrodruck) is a Graphic design student and screen print enthusiast from Vienna working on collaborative projects as well as on independent ideas in the visual realm. Into lots of colors, organic shapes, and funky imagery with a focus on a research-based foundation.
Christian Hoffelner is a graphic designer and potter, writer, and editor. He holds a master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Technology, Graz, and graduated in Book Design/Graphic Design from the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig. Currently, he’s a Senior Lecturer for Typography at the University of Art and Design Linz (Kunstuniversität Linz). CH Studio is a microscale atelier founded by Christian Hoffelner in 2009. The studio works for private and institutional clients, collaboratively and academically as well as a project selfinitiator – all the while focusing on typography and printed matter.
Anna Kim is a writer and essayist based in Vienna. Her publications include: Die gefrorene Zeit. Literaturverlag Droschl, Graz 2008; Invasionen des Privaten. Literaturverlag Droschl, Graz 2011; Anatomie einer Nacht. Suhrkamp Verlag, Berlin 2012; Der sichtbare Feind. Die Gewalt des Öffentlichen und das Recht auf Privatheit. Residenz Verlag, St. Pölten 2015; Die große Heimkehr. Suhrkamp Verlag, Berlin 2017. For the Research Project Navigating Dizziness Together she will write a novel about Anderwald+Grond's Artist's Novel.
Rebekka Ladewig is a cultural history and media theory scholar based in Berlin and Weimar. In 2012, she received her Ph.D. from the Department of Cultural History and Theory at Humboldt-University Berlin. She held research positions at the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung at Humboldt University and at the Faculty of Media at Bauhaus University Weimar. Between 2018 and 2020, she was an Adjunct Professor of History and Theory of Cultural Techniques at Bauhaus-University, and in 2020/21 she held a Visiting Professorship at the Institute for Theatre, Film and Media Studies at the University of Vienna. She is a founding member and co-editor of the journal ilinx. Berliner Beiträge zur Kulturwissenschaft and the book series ilinx-Kollaborationen, published by Spector Books, Leipzig. Currently, she completes a monograph on Michael Polanyi, Alan M. Turing, and the origins of tacit knowledge in the light of digitalization. She also pursues a research project on the cultural history of bow and arrow, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and affiliated with the Bauhaus-University Weimar.
Marcus Steinweg, born in 1971, lives and works as a philosopher in Berlin. He is a Professor at the Art Academy Karlsruhe. His recent books include Duras. with Rosemarie Trockel, Merve, Berlin 2008; Politik des Subjekts. Diaphanes, Zürich/Berlin 2009; Aporien der Liebe, Merve, Berlin 2010; Kunst und Philosophie/Art and Philosophy. Walter König, Cologne 2012; Philosophie der Überstürzung. Merve, Berlin 2013; Inkonsistenzen. Matthes & Seitz, Berlin 2015; Evidenzterror. Matthes & Seitz, Berlin 2015; Gramsci Theater. Merve, Berlin 2016; Splitter. Matthes & Seitz, Berlin 2017; Subjekt und Wahrheit. Matthes & Seitz, Berlin 2018; Proflexionen. Matthes & Seitz, Berlin 2019; Metaphysik der Leere. Matthes & Seitz, Berlin 2020; Quantenphilosophie. Matthes & Seitz, Berlin 2021. Some of his books are published in English by The MIT Press.
The Institute for transacoustic research (german: institut für transakustische forschung, iftaf) was founded by Nikolaus Gansterer, Matthias Meinharter, Jörg Piringer, and Ernst Reitermaier in the year 1998 to define and research trans acoustics.
With expertise in visual arts, music, sound poetry, and philosophy and supported by external experts the institute organizes public experiments, laboratories, and expeditions, conducts field research, invents instruments, creates sound and artworks, and holds workshops and lectures in a process-oriented, context-dependent way. Matthias Meinharter, born in 1971 in Vienna, works since 2003 as an intermedia artist with an atelier in Vienna. Installations, mechanical objects, sound-generating machines, photo graphics, video projects, acoustics and performances are main elements of his heterogeneous artwork. Jörg Piringer, born in 1974 in Vienna, member of the Institute for transacoustic research, member of the vegetable orchestra, radio artist, sound and visual poet, musician, master's degree in computer science. Ernst Reitermaier, born in 1974, is a freelance philosopher, musician, and cultural manager in Vienna, specializing in conceptual and organisztional accompaniment of projects in the field of experimental music/performance/soundart and transdisciplinary cooperations.
Dénètem Touam Bona is a thinker with a cross-border identity who strives to build bridges between worlds that twist, even today, the 'color line.' Dénètem is a dramaturge and author who turns 'marronnage' (the escape of slaves and the arts they employed to escape) into a philosophical subject, a utopian experience serving as a basis to reflect on the contemporary world. A Regular collaborator of the Institut du Tout-Monde (center dedicated to the work of Édouard Glissant), he is the author of four philosophical and literary essays: Fugitif, où cours-tu?. éd. Presses Universitaires de France 2016; Cosmopoéticas do réfugio. éd. Cultura e barbarie 2020, Brasil; Sagesse des lianes. éd. Post-Editions 2021; Fugitive, where are you running?; includes unpublished texts, éd. Polity 2022. Dénètem also collaborates on creative projects, mainly as a playwright but also in the dance field, and has recently curated a group exhibition at the Centre International d'Art et du Paysage de Vassivière, entitled The Wisdom of lianas (2021-2022), in which he aims to put in place a 'cosmopoetic refuge'.
In cooperation with Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (CDS)
The study program, led by Christine Böhler, provides the opportunity to work on current societal challenges in a multidisciplinary degree program, linking the approaches and methodologies of art, the humanities and social, and natural sciences. In this sense, the program reacts to the increasing fragmentation of academic disciplines, aiming to face up 21st-century challenges.
Participants: Luca Hierzenberger, Daniel Hüttler, Friederike Teller, Jana Weissteiner and Samo Zeichen
Jojo Gronostay is a German artist with Ghanaian roots. In his conceptual work, he is dealing with questions of identity, platforms, recycling, and the in-between. Furthermore, Gronostay’s works engage systems that interrogate relationships between Europe and Africa. He explores concepts of value and economy as well as spiritual human and material exchange, as they perform in different social contexts. He studied Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna with Martin Guttmann and the Beaux-Arts in Paris. Gronostays is represented by Gallery Hubert Winter and the founder of Dead White Man’s Clothes, an interdisciplinary clothing label.