Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 10:00am
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Online Event: 

This online symposium aims to showcase artistic research and teaching strategies based on principles of art and design education that strengthen empathy for people with Vienna on November 19th, 2020.

Educating Empathy – Caring for Dementia addresses anybody interested in the topic, relatives of people with dementia, care takers and especially younger people. International and national experts in the areas of artistic research, dementia care, art, design, therapy, art education, music education, and fine arts as well as applied arts are invited to participate in talks, lectures, screenings and presentations. National and international experts share their views and experiences; artists showcase their work:English in the morning | German in the afternoon

DEMEARTS Dementia.Empathy.Education.Arts. is an artistic research project at the Center for Didactics of Art and Interdisciplinary Education at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. The research project focuses on artistic research on patterns of perception and action in the context of an aging society and aims to raise awareness in our society of the issue of dementia.


November 19th, 2020
10:00 AM – 19:30 PM CET / 4:00 AM – 1:30 PM EDT

With contributions from:

Shaun McNiff (US) – Professor at Lesley University, Expressive Therapies
Antonia Croy (AT) – Chair of Alzheimer Austria
Teresa Torres de Eça (PT) – President of InSEA (2014 – 2019)
Veronica Franklin Gould (UK) – Founder and chair of „Research at Arts 4 Dementia“
Brigitte Hobl (AT) – Specialist in psychiatrics and psychotherapy
Rineke Smilde (NL) – Professor for music education at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, tbc
Marie-Cris Gambal (AT) – Vice-president of Care at Haus der Barmherzigkeit, tbc
Majda Nujic (AT) – tbc
Jeremy Bubb (UK) – Film-maker and artist
Pia Scharler (AT) – Designer and artistic researcher
L. Vanessa Gruber (AT) – scientist and art educator
Ruth Mateus-Berr (AT) – Professor at the University of Applied Arts Vienna


Luna Al-Mousli (SY) – Author and graphic designer
Christina Carli (AT) – Designer, research fellow
Nargol Gharahshir (AT) – Research fellow
Lara Girotto (DE) – Research fellow
Stefanie Guserl (AT) – Illustrator, university lecturer and school teacher
Susanne Muzler (AT) – Somatic Movement, Dance, Pedagogy and research fellow
Jasmin Schaitl (AT) – Artist, performer and artistic researcher


University of Applied Arts Vienna
Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7, 1030 Vienna


University of Applied Arts ViennaCenter for Didactics of Art and Interdisciplinary Education Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil. Ruth Mateus-Berr

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