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Date | 18.11.2014, 2.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Venue | Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Karl Schweighofer Gasse 3, attic, 1070 Wien, big conference room: DG 18

  Background and Purpose

The Pro Action Café represents the first workshop within the Doc-Workshop-Program of the Center for Doctoral Studies. The Pro Action Café provides the doctoral candidates of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and of the Arts University Linz with the opportunity to jointly develop the Doc-Workshop-Program of the Center for Doctoral Studies for the next three years.

The question is, what is needed from the perspective of doctoral candidates in addition to the already existing offers and opportunities not only to "survive" in the process of PhD-writing and the larger scientific context, but to have good working conditions. On this basis, the favored workshops will be sketched.

In the end, the developed proposal of requested workshops will be discussed with the concerned Vice Rectors of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and of the Arts University Linz and will be integrated into the development of the Doc-Workshop-Program.


The "Pro Action Café" is a participative method, fed by elements of the "Open Space Conferences" and the "World Café Meetings". In alternating small work groups different questions will be dealt with and subsequently the next working steps will be developed.

All participants are welcome to get involved. "Queer" questions and unconventional ideas as well as proposals that seem old-fashioned are all welcome.

The method of the "Pro Action Café" gives room for different perspectives and possibilities. By this means, a fitting and exciting Doc-Workshop-Program should emerge.


FH Mag.a Michaela Moser is Senior Researcher at the Ilse Arlt Institute on Social Inclusion Research and lecturer at a University of Applied Sciences as well as a long-standing activist of the Armutskonferenz and European Anti Poverty Networks with the following areas: poverty and social inequality, inclusion, exclusion, and the integration of excluded groups in participative processes and methods.


For a participation in the workshop a registration under is necessary until the 6th of November 2014 the latest.