University Professors Artistic Research PhD Programme: Ruth Anderwald
+ Leonhard Grond
The Zentrum Fokus Forschung's function is to realize projects in post-graduate research
areas of art and science (research projects, incl. projects evolving from artistic doctoral studies) and to support significant
developments of art and science in general.
The Zentrum Fokus Forschung is a unit – complementarily to existing
departments – at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in which independent artistic research is generated and connected;
artistic work thereby is regarded as the basis of knowledge production, of course in a productive relation towards existing
ways of knowledge development, as they have been established in other fields of research.
The foundation of the Zentrum
Fokus Forschung is based on a rich and successful praxis of research (Events: Applied
; Documentation (film): Applied Practice, Context: Exhibition
Hong Kong 2015
) at the Angewandte (Kewords: Projects
incl. PEEK; Report 2014
: Research and Developement Projects,
p. 51 ff) ).
The aim is to generate fresh knowledge regarding specific issues in the arts by providing an adequate
institutional focus, to contextualize artistic research and to adequately communicate results in both national and international
The Zentrum Fokus Forschung’s core task is to coordinate and develop research activities.
As a matter of principle, research in the sense of comprehensive knowledge production is open to any outcome, everything is