applicants of 2020 Octopus Programme were announced
29. Januar 2020
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.
an initiative of the University of Applied Arts (the Angewandte)
, 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