Installation as part of the exhibition project (Photo: Paul Pape)
Installation as part of the exhibition project (Photo: Paul Pape)

Making Crises Visible

Science matters, of course, but often seems to be complicated, unclear and difficult to understand. The project “Making Crises Visible” provides an experi­mental approach to the themes of the Leibniz Research Al­liance “Crisis in a Globa­lised World”. Resear­chers from PRIF, the Cluster of Excel­lence “Normative Orders” and Goethe Uni­versity Frankfurt work together with students of the Uni­versity of Art and Design Offenbach to develop ideas for the creative presen­tation of research out­comes.

In the course of two semesters students of communi­cation design, stage design, free art and media have created posters, objects, videos and instal­lations that transfer scientific content in unex­pected ways to the audience. The projects aim at cre­atively visua­lizing methods and findings of exem­plary research projects and at raising aware­ness that crises not only bring about negative conse­quences but may also have construc­tive potential.

The “Science-Art-Objects” will be exhibited at Sencken­berg Natur­museum Frankfurt from February 12th to June 2nd 2020. The exhibit will be opened by Angela Dorn, Hessian Minister of State for Science and Art, Nicole Deitelhoff and Katrin Böhning-Gaese, director of the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre. More Information on the ceremony (in German).

The students presented their first ideas and drafts at the annual con­ference "Crises of a Globa­lised World" on 12 and 13 December 2018 in Berlin (click here to see photos of the event).


Logo of the Leibniz Association
Logo of the German Foundation for Peace Research (DSF)

Project Coordination
Sophia Wenzel
Email: wenzel @hsfk .de
Phone: 069 - 959104-17

Project Management

Prof. Dr. Nicole Deitelhoff

Susanne Boetsch
Email: boetsch @hsfk .de
Phone: 069 - 959104-12

Artistic Direction

University of Art and Design Offenbach

Ellen Marie Wagner, Curator
Email: wagner @hfg-offenbach .de

Prof. Klaus Hesse 
Email: hesse @hfg-offenbach

Felix Kosok
Email: kosok @hfg-offenbach .de