The Octopus Programme : Deadline January 10th, 2020

As an initiative of the University of Applied Arts (the Angewandte) in Vienna 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 first chapter of the programme is designed as a one-semester course “Spectral Encounters” (3 credits) that will take place both at the University of Applied Arts (the Angewandte) in Vienna and B7L9, Kamel Lazaar Foundation in Tunis as a pilot application. The language of the course is English.

The course includes peer to peer educational sessions, online and class discussions, research field-trips, and workgroups both in Tunis and Vienna, collaborative production-based workshops, and lectures. The course will be led by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Basak Senova, Visiting Professor at Art and Communication Practices, the University of Applied Arts Vienna. This semester the course also incorporates guest lecturers and curated presentations of the students/artists in both cities. A webpage will be dedicated to the project. The travel expenses will be covered by the University of Applied Arts Vienna and Kamel Lazaar Foundation.

The call is open to KPP, TEX, DΑΕ, and DEX students of the Angewandte (University of Applied Arts) in Vienna whereas, Kamel Lazaar Foundation extends the call to the students of Ecoles des Beaux-Arts (Fine Arts School) / ESSTeD (Design Institut) as well as any emerging artist based in Tunisia.

Click here to learn more about how to apply