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Artist Call: Conception & Development of a Permanent and Interactive Public Exhibition at BOKU River Lab

The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) - Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and River Research has long been working on strengthening public acceptance and interest in rivers with the specific aim to advance the knowledge of river systems towards enhanced environmental integrity. 

To this end, the BOKU River Lab, a state-of-the-art hydraulic engineering laboratory is now seeking a concept for a permanent and interactive exhibition in the Public Lab area of the facility. This innovative space will create the opportunity for citizens to learn about river systems, ecosystems, and the opportunities and threats they face, thus facilitating the public to become active in increasing awareness and actions towards healthier rivers for all.


The vision is to have a standing exhibition within the BOKU River Lab that is open to all kinds of audiences, but especially for school children and adolescents. The concept is part funded by DANUBE4all as part of its aims. DANUBE4all is an EU Lighthouse Initiative within Mission Ocean 'Restoring our ocean and waters by 2030'.

Interested in applying?

Full details on the scheme are available here.

Interested parties can contact the following email - - to apply for a spot to present their initial idea and budget. Please mention the names of all involved parties as well as a link to your website with credentials and reference to previous experience.

The deadline for entries is 28 June 2024.

The top three applicants will be invited to an initial presentation. Participants in the competition will present a short draft of their ideas (max 30 minutes) as well as their budget to the Jury, followed by a 30-minute discussion. This presentation will be on 12 July 2024.

The winner will be asked to formulate a concept by November 2024.

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