The six key ASF hub projects sit at the intersection of society, science and art and address connections between social and ecological sustainability from multiple perspectives, such as the social inclusion of marginalized groups, engaging with children’s and human rights, the problem of increased soil sealing, and possibilities of sustainable resource management. All projects are participatory and are supported by recognized cooperation partners, such as Amnesty International Austria, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, the Technical University of Vienna and Democratic Society.
The projects also explore new approaches to participatory research: to ensure the quality of the research-led projects initiated by social actors, the ASF hub support program provides artistic or scientific expert advice when and if required. This way, researchers and artists are involved in the implementation of projects by engaged citizens.
Key projects of the ASF hub were introduced in the form of a World Café. This format allowed visitors and participants to get to know the projects and exchange ideas.
About Action for Sustainable Futurs (ASF) hub: A collaboration between the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the Open Innovation in Science (OIS) Center at Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft (LBG). The ASF hub facilitates collaboration between society, science and art, creating solutions with high societal relevance.
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