Direction Zentrum and Support

Developing ideas for art and science, securing funds and opening up new perspectives

Alexander Damianisch manages the Zentrum Fokus Forschung and is responsible for Support Kunst und Forschung, covering the area of project development in art and research.  Central services for the University of Applied Arts include: Conception, development and management of the Support Kunst und Forschung unit to enable complementary projects at the Angewandte; Conception, development and management of the Zentrum Fokus Forschung (centre for the support and dissemination of projects in art and science incl. doctoral projects in artistic and scientific research). 

Team Support & Fokus

„Transforming Understanding and Understanding Transformation through Art and Science.“

Dr. phil. Alexander Damianisch MAS

As a moderator, expert and reviewer at institutions (Germany), funding agencies (Switzerland), as well as in professional magazines and journals, Alexander Damianisch contributes critically and consultatively to aspects of art, science and research work, questions of organizational critique and institutional development as a peer, a source of ideas, a commentator and an interlocutor. Next to his general outreach activities (moderation and presentations on topics in art and science) and regular teaching at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, he teaches at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna in the Artistic Research Doctoral Program of the Artistic Research Center.

Memberships and activities:

  • Member of the Executive Board of the Angewandte Interdisciplinary Lab (AIL, formerly Angewandte Innovation Laboratory)
  • Representatives of the Angewandte at the Austrian Agency for Research Integrity
  • Head of the Austrian Priority group III on “Research” UNiNETZ 2
  • Member of the team developing the cooperation project between the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the Johannes Kepler University Linz
  • Vice President of the Angewandte Alumni Association ARTist
  • Representative of the Angewandte at the International Society for Artistic Research (SAR)
  • Representative of the Angewandte at ELIA – European League of the Institutes of the Arts; 
  • Reviewer for Arts Research Africa | Wits School of Arts, Mellon Project
  • Reviewer for the Swiss National Science Foundation
  • Reviewer for the Journal for Artistic Research of the Society for Artistic Research
  • Executive function in the bmwfw-funded projects “Transform” (management team) and “eInformatics” (advisory board), among others.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Studiotopia programme co-funded by Creative Europe
  • Founding member of the Society for Artistic Research Special Interest Group on Language-based Artistic Research