It's the last day of IMPACT18 - what issues or experiences are you taking home?
From IMPACT18 I am taking with me the content of the lectures, the subsequent workshops as well as the practices of the participants involved at the symposium and the question of how to translate certain aspects from the field of science and technology into an artistic practice. Especially the ways of dealing with these sources of knowledge and power in artistic means was very inspiring and even entertaining.
Peter Tränkle is an artist, researcher and curator based in Zürich. His interest lies in combining methods from qualitative and interpretative sociology, and his science and technology studies, with various artistic methods, strategies, and media. 3000 PEAKS, in collaboration with Marius Förster, is an international ideas competition that invites to speculate about the future of the Swiss Alps.
How do these topics relate to your work?
As a sociologist of science and technology whose works are conceptionally involved in transdisciplinary practice and projects beyond field boundaries, it is informative to see similar interests in topics such as the role of technology in artistic strategies, dealing with the relationship of the material and the symbolic. I am also curious to look for strategies of re-translating transdisciplinary experimental results back in relevant fields in order to reach certain audiences to receive further reactions and feedbacks.
What are you dealing with thematically?
I´m interested in the possible roles of design in knowledge and practice shared contexts. Right now I´m dealing with questions of climate change, anthropocentric perspectives and transdisciplinary approaches – discussed through the Alps.
Marius Förster is a designer and researcher based in Cologne. Förster is currently studying Transformation Design, researching possible roles and limits of design in social transformation processes and questioning contemporary self-conceptions and appreciations of design. 3000 PEAKS, in collaboration with Peter Tränkle, is an international ideas competition that invites to speculate about the future of the Swiss Alps.