Dr.phil. Mag.art. Margarete Jahrmann (Professur Artistic
Research PhD Programme, link to CV)
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.
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 Practice
(film): Applied Practice, Context: Exhibition Hong
) 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