The University of Salzburg and its Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS and the University of Applied Arts Science Visualization Lab, Digital Art in Vienna would like to invite you to the ‘Virtuellen Kunstwerkstatt’ on

Friday, June 5, 2020, and
Friday, June 12, 2020

each: 9:30 – 12:00.

given the present conditions –> ONLINE

The ‘Kunstwerkstatt’ is open to anyone interested, but targets especially students and young researchers.

REGISTRATION by e-mail until May 20, 2020.


Despite climate change mitigation and urgent efforts required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, our society is already affected by ongoing climate change impacts, and will be in the near and long-term future. The identification of present and future climate risks – such as impacts from heat waves, allergies, natural hazards or changes in crop production – requires the combination of a range of different data streams, such as climate, environmental as well as socio-economic data.

Such assessments and the integration of the different datasets is complex and asks for improved visualization and communication strategies, where a joint collaboration of data scientists and artists can improve ways of communication and translation of the results to users and the wider public – with emotions.

Our Kunstwerkstatt addresses this challenge. Based on the case of droughts in Austria, participants are asked to develop their art project. This may range from data visualization and integration towards performing arts, depending on the interests and skills of the participants.

The Kunstwerkstatt will take place due to the current situation as an online event where a concept is developed. The participants will be guided by Martina Fröschl with the support of Stefan Kienberger and will receive guidance and feedback. The final art work will be presented at an exhibition at the University of Applied Arts Vienna at PIXELvienna Austrian Conference on Computer Graphics and Animation from 20th to 22nd November 2020 to an international audience.

WHO: We invite everyone interested to participate in this Kunstwerkstatt, particularly students and young researchers. We aim to have a diversity of people, with different skills, ranging from data scientists, GIS experts and art disciplines working towards the goal of presenting relevant data in a truly interdisciplinary art installation.


June, 5

>> Introduction of participants

>> Introduction to data and research on drought risks in Austria by Stefan Kienberger

>> How can art communicate scientific results to individual climate action? by Hermann Josef Hack

>> Introduction to scientific visualization in art and science by Martina Fröschl

>> Information about the exhibition location and PIXELvienna conference by Martina Fröschl

>> First collection of ideas

June, 12

>> Group presentations on: concept draft and visualization of the planned art piece

>> Implementation plan, communication and project management decisions

>> Next steps


If you are interested and would like to participate in this event, please register with Martina Fröschl and Stefan Kienberger until May 20, 2020.


Wherever you are and want to be. We will meet online (Zoom)!