Researching in neoliberal conditions

Workshop in Cooperation with the Department of Political Science and the Department of History of the University of Vienna, the University of Applied Arts Vienna and Emergence of Projects (eop)

Fr., 14th – Sat., Nov. 15th, 2014

Location: Universität für angewandte Kunst, Ausstellungszentrum
Heiligenkreuzer Hof. Stiege 8, 1. Stock
Schönlaterngasse 5 / Grashofgasse 3, 1010 Wien

Friday, Nov. 14th, 2014

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Moderation: Michael Kerbler

Start. A Europe of Researchers or a Europe of Research?
Opening & Welcome: Barbara Putz-Plecko, Vice-rector University of Applied Arts, Vienna.

Christian Fleck, Professor of Sociology, Karl-Franzens-University Graz: Sceptical remarks on SSH‘s capability to act collectively

Respondent: Peter Becker, Professor of Austrian History, University of Vienna: How is it possible to develop a communicative field within the scientific community which gains power of definition and influences public discourse?

Discussion of Inputs

Focus Southern Europe
Denis Moschopoulos, historian, Administrative Studies, University of Korfu: Greek Experience

Rui Branco, historian, University of Lisbon: Portuguese Experience

Discussion of Inputs

3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Stephen Zepke, University of Applied Arts, Vienna

Focus Neoliberal Issues
Elisabeth Großegger, Associate Director of the Institute for Cultural Studies and Theatre History of Austrian National Academy of Science: Ranking as a new Empirical Science?

Gabriele Geml, philosopher, cultural scientist: From the idea of the university to excellence as academic paradigm. Social backgrounds and consequences

Peter Fleissner, emeritus Professor of Informatics, Technical University of Vienna, 1997 – 2004 work for the European Union in Spain: Critique of Mainstream-Economy – an alternative View

Discussion of Inputs

Focus Art Research
Malte Fiala, digital artist: Why have Academies of Arts to be Universities?

Andrea van der Straeten, Head of the Department for Experimental Art, University of Art and Design, Linz & Angelo Stagno, Architect: 0–24 Light _ a project between art and research. Responsibility for commissioned projects and lack of support

Discussion of Inputs

Saturday, Nov. 15th 2014

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Hans-Peter Ritt, milestone. Consultancy GmbH

Focus Europe
Ulrich Brand, Professor of Political Science, University of Vienna: Why is it so difficult to create critical voices at the European level?

Respondent: Birgit Sauer, Professor of Political Science, University of Vienna

Discussion of Inputs

Focus Humanities
Rebecca Schönsee, University Assistant at the Institute for German Philology, University of Vienna, Mittelbausprecherin des Instituts: Statues also Die. Entropic Science in the Expanded Field? Humanities and Investment.

Focus Natural Sciences
Günther Lametschwandtner, immunologist, Apeiron Vienna: Bio Science in its contradictory discourse

Discussion of Inputs

4 p.m. – 7 p.m. World Café
And now? How to proceed? Ways towards a Political Discourse of the Scientific Community”
Faciliation / Moderation: Erich Kolenaty, Transformation Unternehmensentwicklung

Workshop In English

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