Open Call | IllustrationHub 2018

From transdisciplinary dialogue towards a collaborative art project

In January 2018 an exciting science communication project will be launched by the WTZ Ost. We offer researchers and artists from the universities in Vienna the possibility to get to know a rather young but very promising form of scientific communication. By using art as a language of science five teams of researchers and artists will develop creative perspectives on their research topic to form the basis for emerging artworks: Drawings, 360 ° illustrations or comics – any form of visualization is welcome! The IllustrationHub focuses on the humanities, social and cultural sciences. Visual artist and illustrator Solmaz Farhang will train and support the teams in their creative process of designing their science communication project.

We offer…

The transdisciplinary dialogue between art and science makes it possible for the teams to work on and present abstract scientific content in a new way, elaborating a form of visualization to make it accessible to the public.

You get…

A unique art project, development of scientific communication skills, experience in transdisciplinary dialogues, final presentation in the form of an exhibition*, getting to know science communication as an innovative field of artistic as well as scientific activity.

IllustrationHub 2018 schedule

To develop the collaborative projects, participants will be supported for one semester with a number of workshops and bilateral meetings:

Kick-Off: January 18th 2018: introduction, definition of training goals, team formation

Mid-term presentation: February 22nd 2018: progress report, discussion of the projects and definition  of further steps

Final presentation: March 22nd 2018: Reflection on the projects, learnings.

Your presence at these meetings is mandatory. Individual meetings with the trainer are also planned depending on each project’s needs.

Application and selection process

Please send a short description of your research focus (max. 1/2 page), and/or your portfolio (in PDF format) together with a short CV to Deadline is November 30th, 2017. On December 14th five researchers as well as five artists will be selected to participate in the hub.

* In Spring 2018 there will be an exhibition where the artworks will be presented and discussed for a broader audience.

You can find more infos on WTZ Ost website.