Technē supports both new and existing collaborations through faculty grants, external support, and competitive funding opportunities. Technē creates contexts of experimentation, mixing arts, science, and technology, showcasing multifaceted products that act as mediators of knowledge. Technē strives to circulate findings internationally as we continuously partake in cultural exchanges. Strategies for co-producing events with similar organizations throughout the US, Canada, and Europe facilitate and advance this practice. As Technē operates on a global scale, we remain grounded through our University campus and its ability to engage students and the general public. Conversational frameworks between disciplines are constructed to develop relational research. The Technē Institute works with a number of University departments, including but not limited to English, Theatre & Dance, Art, Arts Management, Political Science, and Media Studies.
We are currently finalizing collaborations and programs for the reaminder of the Spring 2018 semester. Our collaboration with UB Sustainability has yielded our Eco-Performance Lab workshop in April, and we are excited to annouce Stephane Verlet-Bottero has accepted our invitation to visit campus in May. He will be working with numerous other guests artists on a large collaboration, details forthcoming. While his schedule is under review, this collaborative work pertains to visual artists engaging with sustainability.
The Techne Institute is pleased to once again begin the application process for our 2018 Faculty Fellowship awards. Requirements can be found here. Final deadline is April 30, 2018. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.