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Contemporary Art and Cultural Production


This focus area deals with artistic and cultural practices that are oriented towards everyday life-worlds. In doing so, we avoid a judgmental distinction between high culture and pop/sub/everyday cultures. We understand art/culture as a negotiable process that is advanced and co-determined by the perspectives of different societies, social groups and individuals. On this basis, on the one hand, we investigate the possibilities for initiating processes of social change and promoting diversity in the field of art/culture. On the other hand, our approach requires a review of the status of scholarly research in relation to other everyday or subcultural forms of knowledge production and dissemination.

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Since the fall of 2019, this focus area has operated as a transdisciplinary laboratory for artistic research.

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