Historical und actual (poly-) aesthetic approaches to existential experiences

40 Jahre IGPEThe International Society for Polyaesthetic Education (IGPE) cooperating with University Mozarteum Salzburg, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Kunstraum "Fabrik BBK600",
celebrating the 40th anniversary of IGPE,
in memoriam of the founder Wolfgang Roscher (+2002) and the psychologist and board member Christian G. Allesch (+2022)

The confrontation with suffering and death in the context of pandemics and warlike events deeply touches and affects us, and foments the longing for a new awareness of existential questions of life.

The program leads into all five dimensions of polyesthetics. Music, visual arts and video art, dance, theater and poetry are represented poly-medially. The performances range from student workshops to contributions of professional artists and scientists. Geographically, we build bridges to Japan and expect participants from several European countries. The extraordinary exhibition of the American video artist Bill Viola at the Museum der Moderne Salzburg and the celebration of 40 years of IGPE will be our final highlights. Please join in!  

Viola The RaftThe links (papers in German)
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We try to make the greater part of the contributions accessible for online participation as well.
For an in-depth artistic-scientific impression, we emphatically recommend on-site visit.
The symposium will be held in German.

State of planning 22th of September 2022

Migration Antalya

Antalya Bilim Universitesi invited Gerhard Hofbauer to give the opening lecture at the "International World Migration Movements Symposium" in early March 2022. The title of the paper was "The Diverse Phenomena of today's Migration, Mirrored by the Education-Minded Concept of Polyaesthetics". Although ( perhaps especially because ) the aesthetic approach to the topic differed from the other mostly empirical contributions, many conversations and numerous positive feedbacks were the result. Some contacts could lead to further cooperation. From a polyaesthetic perspective, the topic opened up a broad field for reflecting on the motives and on the individual as well as social-communicative effects of migration and its tradition-integrating backgrounds. The contribution will be published in the symposium publication.




 Symposium 2020 workshop

emblem 2020

 (C) Foto: Helge Thomas

Experts from the fields of SCIENCES, ART and PRAXIS met at the Symposium 2020 from the attitude of attentive, mindful interest in nature and its deepening perception from an aesthetic-artistic perspective. The intentions were to exchange knowledge by means of topic-sharpening contributions from the perspectives of science, arts and pedagogical practice, to gain current insights and the transformation of knowledge from interdisciplinary discussion and understanding and to profile interdisciplinary and artistic approaches and impulses for a call for pedagogical projects in the educational year 2020/21.