The IZK establishes and nurtures close connections and interdependencies between teaching, research as well as public projects and events. These key aspects of the Institute’s activity are not intended as isolated and self-contained spheres, but are rather conceived as mutually supplementing contingencies which are continuously and dynamically feeding into each other.
The Institute of Contemporary Art has established the IZK Theory Lecture Series as an interface for research, investigation, and the academic program, interconnecting international authors, students, art institutions, and the committed audience. It also involves a continuous collaboration with local institutions in Graz, while stepping outside the academic parameters. This format is supported by Stadt Graz and Land Steiermark.