Institutional Presentation Statement
CCCB Auditorium, June 14th Session: Art schools
Keywords: Art pedagogy, artistic research,interdisciplinary, art-sci-tech, social innovation
To foster students’ development as independent creators, researchers, and agents of change, the School of Arts, University of Nova Gorica (Slovenia) pursues a personal approach and an advanced attitude toward interdisciplinary cooperation as well as artistic research, in particular in combining the arts with other disciplines within and beyond academia.
The University of Nova Gorica School of Arts is a young and dynamic art school, offering interdisciplinary study programs in Digital Arts and Practices (BA) and its follow-up – Master of Arts in Media Arts and Practices, through the Modules of Animation, Film, Photography, New Media, Scenographic spaces and Art-Science-Technology, with a focus on Contemporary Art Practice. To foster students’ development as independent creators, researchers, and agents of change, the school pursues a personal approach and an advanced attitude toward interdisciplinary cooperation as well as artistic research, in particular in combining the arts with other disciplines within and beyond academia.
In recent years, the school has led major EU-supported projects such as:
MASTmodule.eu – Master Module in Art, Science and Technology,
IDEATE.me – Interdisciplinary Transformations in Education
ADRIART.net – Advancing Interactions in Art Teaching.
Besides such pedagogy and curriculum development projects, they have been fostering international alliances and advancing interdisciplinary research in projects such as:
DIVA – Art:Biz Innovation Ecosystems,
KONS – Platform for Contemporary Investigative Art,
TV Free Europe – 1,5 million Steps over the Borders,
EmindS – Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurial Mindsets,
HiLoVv – Hidden Lives of Venice on Video,
PAIC – Participatory Art for Invisible Communities,
and have founded ADRIART.CE, a growing network of art academies from Central and South Eastern Europe.
- Kristina Pranjić (Slovenia), PhD, is Assistant Professor at both Humanities and Arts, working across fields of avantgarde art, semiotics and contemporary aesthetics. She teaches Theory and History of Art and Media and is module leader of Discourses in Practice at the School of Arts, University of Nova Gorica.
- Peter Purg, PhD, is Associate Professor at both Arts and Humanities, University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia, whose new-media art (thinking) practice ranges from performance to education and interdisciplinary research. He is Dean of the School of Humanities and New Media module lead as well as coordinator of international projects such as MAST, konS or DIVA.