C~Art: Klima & Kunst – Berühren und berührt werden durch Kunstinterventionen im Kontext des Klimawandels (C~Art) / Climate and art – touching and being touched by art interventions in the context of climate change (C~Art)

Funding: StartClim2019

Duration: 08.2019 – 06.2020

Website: http://c-art.zgis.at/

Project Partners: Science Visualization Lab Angewandte, Digital Art Department, University of Applied Arts Vienna



Transformation and social paradigm shift are influenced by art and culture. Climate change is not only a challenge for science, but also a cultural phenomenon, since mankind is a major cause of climate change. In addition to sound reasoning, however, it is necessary to reach out to people on a different level, to touch them: On an emotional level, where moods and feelings are allowed. This is the field of culture. The project C~ART is dedicated to this connection, of science and art, in the context of climate change and especially of adaptation to it. C~ART is a cooperation between the University of Salzburg and the University of Applied Arts Vienna. The aim of C~ART is to point out starting points, possibilities and opportunities for increased cooperation between scientists and artists, and to develop initial ideas for concrete implementation. The project starts from a fundamental approach of science and art in the context of climate change, and the exploration of possibilities and expectations. Afterwards already existing art projects, which deal with the topic climate change or had dealt with, will be collected and inventoried. Based on and with the help of this network, workshops will be organised to analyse possible framework conditions (answering core questions) and develop initial project ideas. Furthermore, the results will be documented and made available to the public (website, virtual art catalogue, presentation/intervention within the framework of the ‘Klimatag’ 2020). C~ART has also set itself the goal of actively involving students from both universities directly.

Involved ISI staff: Dr. Stefan Kienberger, Dana Kaziyeva, Linda Menk