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Out of the Box: Creativity in Research

CityWien, Wien, Austria
CategoryAstronomy / Space
Earth Sciences
DateTuesday -
Dienstag, 28. Mai 2024, 16:45 - 20:00 iCal

Out of the Box: Creativity in Research

Part of the "Big Picture" event series of the Vienna International School of Earth and Space Sciences (VISESS), In cooperation with the Meteorological-Geophysical Colloquium at the University of Vienna




When conducting scientific research, there are many ways to go about it - but are there ways that can combine our academic interests with other passions or hobbies? What benefits can we gain from this as researchers? Can this also influence us on a more personal level? These are the questions that we look to answer in this event, as well as to encourage students (and even senior researchers) to think outside of the box, to explore more unconventional tools or methods to look at (and share) their work, and to bring even more joy into their research.

We will start with a video montage showing examples of how people from different fields and different places in the world achieve this. Then, our invited speakers, Matthew Pelowski and Ulrike Kuchner, will explore different aspects of creativity in research and its advantages, followed by a panel discussion. Finally, participants are welcome to join a workshop conducted by Daniela Brill Estrada, where they will be able to do a hands-on activity to think about and showcase their own research using mixed media (painting, poetry, clay sculpting). The works will be displayed at the Talks & Barbecue 2024 event of the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy (FGGA).


16:45-18:15 Talks and discussion
  • 16:45-16:55: General introduction
  • 16:55-17:05: Cases of creativity (video montage)
  • 17:05-17:20: Extraordinary tools: a (brief) discussion of the multifaceted impact and importance of arts (Matthew Pelowski, University of Vienna)
  • 17:20-17:40: ArtScience: Creativity in research through art-science integration (Ulrike Kuchner, University of Nottingham)
  • 17:40-18:00: Q&A and discussion

18:00-18:15: Get-together with snacks and drinks

18:15-20:00: Workshop (Daniela Brill Estrada, Johannes Kepler University Linz) (in person only)

For further information about the programme and registration, please visit the event website:­nd-events/ .


Kamila Faizieva, Paula Granero Ordoñez, Paulina Mejías Osorio, Qilei Huang, Sarah Haghjoo, Stefanie Reiter

About the "Big Picture" event series of the Vienna International School of Earth and Space Sciences (VISESS):

With the "Bic Picture" event series organized by VISESS PhD students, the doctoral school aims to present current topics of scientific and societal interest to the wider scientific community and the public. Teams of PhD students of all three branches of the doctoral school plan and host the invitation of (international) experts on interdisciplinary topics. Besides, the doctoral students organise Big Picture events on a faculty-level.

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Martina Egger
Vienna International School of Earth and Space Sciences
admin.visess [a] univie[.]ac[.]at

Erstellt am Donnerstag, 16. Mai 2024, 16:02
Letzte Änderung am Dienstag, 21. Mai 2024, 10:46