applicants of 2020 Octopus Programme were announced
29. Januar 2020
This first call of the Octopus Programme attracted a high number of well-articulated
and competitive applications. After careful evaluation and consideration through applications, followed by interviews with
the short-listed applicants conducted by the selection committee —consisting of Barbara Putz-Plecko, Vice-Rector
for Research and Diversity, University of Applied Arts Vienna; Basak Senova, Visiting Professor, University
of Applied Arts Vienna; Lina Lazaar, Vice President, Kamel Lazaar Foundation; Konrad Strutz,
Senior Lecturer, University of Applied Arts Vienna; MOEZ MRABET, Kamel Lazaar Foundation; and Rachida
Triki, Professor of Philosophy, Tunis University—, the decision to select four applicants to take part at the Octopus
Programme in 2020 was reached.
The winning applicants are Julia Stern (DAE/TEX), Sophia
Widmann (DEX/KKP) from University of Applied Arts Vienna and Marwa Manai and Younes Ben
Slimane from Tunis.
As an initiative of the University of Applied Arts (the Angewandte)
and Kamel Lazaar Foundation
, the Octopus Programme is
a guided research-based educational programme that encourages artistic research and production-based collaborations across
academies and art institutions; students and professionals; diverse presentation modes; and processes of research and documentation
in different geographies.
The programme starts with a 3-credit course “Spectral Encounters”,
led by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Basak Senova, offered in the summer semester of 2019/2020 by Art and Communication Practices at the
University of Applied Arts Vienna.The
Octopus Programme Annoucment (27.11.2019)
More detailed information about the Octopus Programme can be found