EU - MAST - Master Module in Art, Science and Technology
The MAST project will develop an applied study module at the intersections of Art, Science and Technology, combining methodologies and practices that will intertwine the academic sphere closely with the industry realms of the Culture and Creative Sectors (CCS). Nurturing a competent perspective on the historical, economical, social and above all cultural relevance of this interdisciplinary blend within the new digital shift, the MAST project will apply innovative, ICT-enhanced teaching and learning methods. The developed model for interdisciplinary and collaborative entrepreneurship as well as career-management will answer the needs of both public (academic intrapreneurship, specialised institutions) and the private sector (companies, NGOs). Therefore it shall rest on a cultural-management savvy approach, combining specific techniques of creative thinking and collaboration for innovation, not least to assure quality, efficiency and equal access on both project and module levels. The developed international study module, shared among three universities and geared toward easy accreditation (transfer), will consist of between 30 and 60 ECTS worth of courses and other academic mechanisms for quality employment.
Staff member
Project Manager at the Organizational Unit
Nayari Castillo-Rutz
MFA Lic. Lic.
Franziska Hederer
Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Funding sources
  • European Commission - Europäische Kommission, EU
External Partners
  • Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, MITI
  • University of Arts in Belgrade
  • Univerza v Novi Gorici
  • Universidade da Madeira
  • Hrvatska Alijansa Kulture, CCA
  • Culture Action Europe, CAE
  • Zavod za kulturo, umetnost in izobraževanje Kersnikova
Research areas
Start: 31.03.2018
End: 30.07.2020


Trigon-67 and Trigon-69 / The influence of pop culture in contemporary Styrian architecture and design.
Descriptive section: the influence of pop culture in the Styrian cultural area, particularly through the group of architects Archigram (GB), was reflected in the temporary architectures of the Trigon 67 exhibition (5.9. - 15.10.1967) on the grounds of Künstlerhaus Graz. The subject of "Ambienti" induced sixteen artists from Austria, the former Yugoslavia and Italy to realise their spatial ideas in the form of a total art work. The exhibits and Buildings of Trigon-67, in Graz along with the works, as well as "Kiosk-67" by the slovenian architect and designer Sasa Mächtig, are examined as to their conception of space and documented here as a means of demonstrating the common features and differences in architecture and design in general. Trigon-69 widened the concept of "Ambienti" to an urban Dimension. Analytical section: based on the work of Ernst Cassirer ( 1874-1945 ) Philosophie der symbolischen Formen ( 1923/25/29 ) in which he analyses different thoughts on architectural space with regard to space, time and light ( cf. E. Cassirer, Vol. II, Chapter II ). Special attention is given there to the elements of Mythical Thinking and the associated conception of space compared to cognitive, physically measurable space. The problem of the research project consists in the shift in the focal issues of the art of the sixties in terms of their revival at the turn of the century. Completion in 2007.
Staff member
Project Leader
Meri Carita Merenmies
Ass.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Research areas
  • Forschungsschwerpunkt: Design Science in Architecture
Start: 31.12.1998
End: 29.12.2007