It is a well-known fact since ancient times that scientific knowledge is often best illustrated by means of art. That people share in knowledge is a basic condition of any modern society, but something which requires constant effort.
The project “Geteilte Inkompetenzen” takes a charming approach to this problem: the aim is to use public green spaces in Graz as “little research centres with shared incompetence” in order to discuss scientific and technical innovations.
Artists as scientific outsiders will join scientists as artistic incompetents, thus engaging citizens in conversation. Over the course of the project, the aim is to create artworks and a “map of incompetents”.
The protagonists are a scientific team from Graz University of Technology; the artists Tanja Vujinovic, Niki Passath and artist duo diSTRUKTURA; Infineon Technologies Graz; Wegener-Center für Klima und globalen Wandel; students of the University College of Teacher Education; schoolgoers aged ten to sixteen.