The TU Wien and the TU Wien Foundation are very keen to promote the next generation of STEM students and together bring young people closer to the diversity of technology “We are delighted to support the TU Wien in this important project. After all, Cultural Collisions encourages young people to develop their creative and intellectual potential and to engage intensively with the topic of climate change. This project is a living example of how innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration can enrich the education and future of our youth, and thus the future of all of us,” said Elfriede Baumann, Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Cultural Collisions is a pioneering, interdisciplinary arts and science education format and is aimed at students aged 12 to 14 to sustainably awaken their interest in the fields of mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology. Interactive workshops provide a unique space where art and science meet, creating an inspiring learning environment for young people. The young talents go through a multi-stage process that begins with an interactive exhibition at the TU Wien.

The content is dedicated to climate change, the thematic focus of this year’s cycle is energy. The aim is to convey scientific content in a playful, experimental approach, which will then be further developed artistically by the participating classes in their individual lessons. The school year will be accompanied by experts from the Vienna Museum of Science and Technology and the mumok – Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation Vienna. At the final exhibition at the mumok, the young talents have the chance to present their works of art to the public. The project is evaluated by the KPH Vienna/Krems. The University College of Teacher Education Vienna is the link to the participating schools.

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“The special thing about this project for us is the linking of science and art. The workshops and exhibitions ideally accompany the design process of transforming theoretical knowledge about climate change into a multimedia work of art. The pupils benefit not only in terms of content. They go through a development process as individuals and as a class. Through the final exhibition, they also experience special public appreciation for what they have done and their results.”

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