Investigating, testing and questioning
artistic strategies and practices

PACT Zollverein’s research and development formats offer students, artists, researchers, practitioners and academics from different disciplines diverse chances to involve themselves in temporary working and learning communities and situations. 

Blue Skies: Bodies in Trouble / Körper in Aufruhr
Labor b

Blue Skies: Bodies in Trouble - Festival in cooperation with the

Over the course of five days in July 2019, PACT and shine an investigative light on active interdisciplinary perspectives on new narratives, speculative visions of the future and alternative practices in the company of international artists, scientists, activists, publicists, students and audience members.



IMPACT is a flexible series of exchange orientated events aimed at artists, students, academics and journalists from the fields of dance, theatre and media. In the form of interactive symposiums, the events introduce the different working methods and practices of three artists, or groups of artists.

Spot on Economies - 1/2/8 Research Forum – Call for Proposals

1/2/8 Research festival

In Spring 2017, PACT launched 1/2/8 a new, central and long-term research and development format with a special focus on the connection between knowledge and actions. The format offers substantial time and space for practices of cooperation between people, objects, space, technology and experimentation.



The symposium with an appetite for discovery is a model that was developed and held for the first time within the framework of tanzplan essen in 2007. Interested parties, experts and the curious actively examine the subject of learning in artistic contexts – playfully, profoundly and without predetermined conclusions.