Current Projects

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The ZKM is a place of manifold research: Scholars and artists from around the world find unique conditions for realizing their theoretical and practical projects and present these to a broad public.

By way of international collaborative projects with museums, universities and publishers throughout the world, the ZKM is intimately connected with recent developments in the respective fields, and is in a position to set the tone by way of introducing themes which are then taken up and received worldwide.

The spectrum ranges from software and hardware development for artistic applications, the organization of international competitions through to research project competitions in the fields of art history, aesthetics, museology, the history of culture, sociology or the media sciences.

Past projects can be found in the project archive.

at ISEA2024 in Brisbane, Australia
Photograms and Archival Practice
Seven prototypes for eco–social renewal
2023 - 2024
The History of the Photogram and its Artistic Usage
The creative space of the Museum Communication
2022 - 2024
Cooperation project of SYNTH-WERK, University of Music and ZKM
2022 - 2023
More visibility for art by women
2022 - 2024
Mediakunst op Wikipedia
2022 - 2023
at ISEA2023 in Paris
with Karlshochschule International University and ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe
2022 - 2023
Photograms and Archival Practice
2021 - 2023
Workshops to-go for children and youths
2021 - 2025
History, Theory, Sources and Archives
2021 - 2022
POV: you are a museum trying to engage with gen z
2020 - 2024
2020 - 2022
Fostering Live Coding practices across Europe
A project by Michael Saup in cooperation with and the ZKM | Karlsruhe
2020 - 2023
Residencies for politically persecuted artists
2019 - 2023
Cultural Heritage on the Verge of Virtual Reality
Creative Working and Learning
2019 - 2022
KIT Research Project on Artistic Browser Applications