Digital Didactics in Art Education Conference

Social Practices

LocationMehrzwecksaal 6-8 Lehárgasse 1060 Wien Austria
  • Michelle Teran
  • Affiliated research project
  • Digital Didactics in Art Education (DIDAE)


    Final Conference of the two-year project funded by the European Union, OeAD | Erasmus+ Key Action 2 Strategic Partnerships

    The global Covid-19 pandemic has not only led to new forms of online teaching and remote gatherings and lectures, but also heightened the need for creative and easy-to-use digital tools useful to art-making and art education. At the same time, the global push toward digitality in education has increased the awareness for teaching as embodied practice as well as digital injustice issues.

    In light of these deep digital transformation processes, the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna initiated in 2020 a two-year EU-project on Digital Didactics in Art Education, DIDAE. Led Elke Krasny, Vienna, with partner universities in Bern, Budapest, Cologne, and Rotterdam. The Digital Didactics in Art Education conference marks the finalization of this EU-project with the launch of the DIDAE database, an open educational resource offering easily accessible digital tools and ideas for art teaching practice.

    Indigenous cyberfeminist and artist Tiara Roxanne will give the keynote lecture interrogating colonial structures embedded within machine learning systems. Conference speakers include researchers and educators from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, the University of the Arts Bern, the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest, the University of Cologne, and the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam.



    – Welcome: Johan F. Hartle, Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

    – Introduction to Digital Didactics in Art Education: Elke Krasny (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna)

    – On Data Colonialism, Keynote Lecture, Tiara Roxanne (Berlin)

    11.30 Coffee + Tea Break


    – Finding Tools, Working on Ideas, Sophie Lingg, Helena Schmidt and Franziska Thurner (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna)

    -New Digital Methodologies for Art Teaching, Thomas Fogarasy, Kinga German (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest)

    – Q+A

    13.30 Lunch (Catering by Deewan)


    – Building an Online Platform for Art Education in Post-Internet and Pandemic times, Manuel Zahn (University of Cologne)

    – Beginning with the Body, Michelle Teran (Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam)

    – Q+A


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    The title “Promiscuous Infrastructures: Practicing Care” is published by the Promiscuous Care Study Group. Title launch on 17th May, 2024 at kiosk, rotterdam

    05/17/2024 // 19:00

    New publication: Utterances: Composing a Care-Informed Research Practice in the Cracks 

    Announcing the launch of two books at Kiosk Rotterdam on Friday, May 17th, 2024, 19.00. Plus: dedicated workshop on Sunday 19th, at Kiosk.

    05/17/2024 // 19:00

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    04/17/2024 // 10:30

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    03/07/2024 // 16:00