Projects of the Department Wissen


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A summary of the Projects of the Department Wissen and its Divisions Collection, Archives, Library and Research

Projects in chronological order

since 2021

The series of talks offers insights into the collection, archives, and research of the ZKM in exchange with artists, theorists, curators, and restorers.


The ZKM | Center for Art and Media is joining the four-year international research-project Émergence de l'art vidéo en Europe: historiographie, théorie, sources et archives  (2021-2025). Funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the French National Research Agency (ANR) and conducted by Grégoire Quenault at University of Paris 8 Vincennes - Saint-Denis and François Bovier at ECAL/University of Art and Design and the University of Lausanne, in partnership with the National Library of France (BnF), the research seeks to assess not only the very rich and varied video production in Europe but also the development of this medium internationally, as an additional history to the Northern American one.


Art historical field research in the archives of the ZKM | Karlsruhe
A Cooperation between the KIT | Institute of Art and Architectural History and the ZKM | Karlsruhe

Starting point is the project »Stubnitz Kunst-Raum-Schiff«: From 1991 to 1994 an international group of artists worked in Rostock on the conversion of a former deep-sea fishing vessel of 80 meters length into a mobile multimedia laboratory and an event platform.


Artistic Media Research in the early Video Art
A Cooperation between the KIT | Institute of Art and Architectural History and the ZKM | Karlsruhe

At the beginning of the 1970s, demands were made by video makers for a new way of producing and conveying knowledge that would be appropriate to the media age that had just dawned.


Creative work and learning

Karlsruhe's libraries form an inter-institutional learning landscape that together meet the great demand for information services and jobs. The »Learning Libraries« project aims to network the learning landscape more closely, promote collaborative and active learning methods and increase the visibility of rooms and services.


Society in digital Change

Digitization is fundamentally changing the way society lives together. The aim of the interdisciplinary research project "digilog@bw" is to identify and analyze the impact of digitization on people and the resulting societal changes in order to lay the foundations for shaping digital change for the benefit of mankind.


Cultural knowledge Transfer through Chatbots

To which technical and cultural changes do institutions - be it public administration or museums - have to react today if they want to not only preserve knowledge, but also communicate it?


Can a machine think? Can a machine be creative?
The planned events offer scientists, engineers and artists the opportunity to exchange ideas on the state of research and the perspective of the arts.


by Akademie Schloss Solitude & ZKM

In the years 2017-2020, the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart and the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe have jointly published nine calls for »Web Residencies« with different topics, conceived by invited curators.


The ZKM is establishing a strategic partnership with the Chinese New Media Art Foundation with the aim of artistic and scientific exchange and the establishment of a joint collection of international media art.


Panel discussion and workshop with Cornelia Sollfrank, Winnie Soon, Morgane Stricot and Matthieu Vlaminck

The » generator« does not only reveal technical problems that are also relevant for other digital works. It also reveals problems related to data politics and its hegemonies.


A project of the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG) and the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

The program »Archivists in Residence« is aimed at researchers who scientifically and/or artistically engage with practices and theories of the archive in a broader sense.

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