Prominent patron for exhibition project

Hessian Minister of Science Angela Dorn becomes patron of the 'Making Crises Visible' art project

Minister for Science and Art Angela Dorn. Photo:

Minister for Science and Art Angela Dorn. Photo:

Angela Dorn, Hessian Minister of State for Science and Art, is taking over patronage of the project 'Making Crises Visible' by the Leibniz Research Association "Crises in a Globalised World", which is coordinated by PRIF.

Researchers from the participating institutes, the Cluster of Excellence “Normative Orders”, and Goethe University Frankfurt, together with students from the Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG) Offenbach, are developing ideas on how crises, conflicts and wars can be made visible. The procedures and results of exemplary research projects are to be visualised through different artistic approaches in order to create an awareness of the not only paralyzing, but also activating power of crises. The project focuses on the process of knowledge transfer between the various fields of science, art and design and on dialogue with the public. The "knowledge-art objects" created in the project will be exhibited at the Senckenberg Museum in the spring of 2020. The Minister will give the welcoming address on this occasion.

"A democratic world needs a strong, independent science whose findings are also accessible to people outside the scientific realm - that is a matter of great concern to me," explains Minister Dorn. "The 'Making Crises Visible' project is a good example of science communication that combines different approaches and disciplines. I am happy to support it with my patronage and look forward to the results".