interdisciplinary think-tank

artEC/Oindustry is an interdisciplinary think tank that tackles the arts as a new design policy for existing and new mines.

Do the arts enhance regional development in socio-ecologically stressed areas? Do the arts increase communication and feelings of belonging through activating our sensories and our mind? Do the arts, thus, lead to a meaningful, interconnected engagement with the complexities of our modern way of living, novel approaches and fulfilling relations?

Follow us, engage and discuss viewpoints from psychology, geography, anthropology, engineering, economy, indigenous livelihood, architecture and the arts!

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Interview @MIRUPLUS Japan

I had the great pleasure of being interviewed by Yukari Fujiwara for the Japanese magazine MIRUPLUS on artEC/Oindustry’s concept, mission and approach. Mining, science, innovation and the arts – have a look!

Launching Deep Earth Synergies

Very exciting news! Together with artist and project manager of Imp@ct mining Dana Finch, I am launching the cross-sectoral arts hub Deep Earth Synergies in Cornwall, UK. Deep Earth Synergies serves as the nodal link between the mining industry, science, society and the arts. We are dedicated to foster innovative ways of interaction, communication and…

OEFE – Of Earth For Earth

Of Earth For Earth just got published! Geologists, engineers, anthropologists, community representatives, environmental scientists, artists, the list of contributors is long. OEFE – Of Earth For Earth compiles insightful, and pluriverse viewpoints, thoughts, concerns, visions and artistic expressions on the extraction of natural resources. Writers and artists are inviting the reader to reflect on the…


The art-science ClimArtLab is ready for take-off! Join us! Participate! Shape with us! 3 stipends available! Deadline for applications: December 13, 2020! A small additional budget for extra material costs is available!

ClimArtLab gets off the ground!

Exciting news! artEC/Oindustry will join forces with the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research (KLI) in Klosterneuburg, Austria! The ClimArtLab is ready to go! Dominika Glogowski and Guido Caniglia, scientific director at the KLI, have been awarded with the StartClim2020 prize! StartClim, which is coordinated by the University of Natural Resources and Life…

Klimatage – talk postponed 2021

Unfortunately, the current pandemic situation has resulted in postponing the 21st Austrian Klimatage to next year. Being invited, artEC/Oindustry‘s presentation on climate science, the extraction of natural resources and the role of the arts in this complex scenario will thus have to wait until 2021. Klimatage are held at the Montanuniversity of Leoben, Austrian’s university…

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