International Center for Cultural and Technological Studies

The IZKT: Dialogue and Transfer of Knowledge

The IZKT connects research at the interface between culture and technology and offers a forum for inter- and transdisciplinary as well as international exchange.

PROGRAM AREAS

I. Issues of the Future – Forum on Culture and Technology

The Culture and Technology Forum addresses the interplay between cultural formations and technological innovations.

Due to the focus on issues of the future, the use of integrative research and transdisciplinary dialogue is required: Challenges such as globalization and social transformation, digitalization as well as Artificial Intelligence, climate change and sustainability are put up for discussion.

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II. Urban Transformation – Forum on Civil Society and Sustainability

This program area pursues the objective of fostering the knowledge transfer and the dialogue between urban society and the university. A particular focus lies on a reflexive contribution to the transformation of urban environments to sustainable patterns.

In this process, novel and innovative methods and designs of research and teaching are tested and critically reflected, Examples include, “real-world laboratories”, transdisciplinary workshops, knowledge transfer projects, and participative dialogue initiatives.

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III. Europe in Transition – France Forum

Bi- and multinational projects focusing on France and Germany are engaging in the current challenges of European integration.

Roundtable discussions, lecture series and postgraduate programs address political, cultural, and social factors and interdependencies in the field of Franco-German and pan-European relations.

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