“Spectral Encounters”, led by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Basak Senova, is a two-semester course offered in the summer semester of 2019/2020 by Art and Communication Practices at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. It is a 3 credits course per semester.

The course incorporates with The Octopus Programme that is a guided research-based educational programme that encourages artistic research and production-based collaborations across academies and art institutions; students and professionals; diverse presentation modes; and processes of research and documentation in different geographies. 

The course includes peer to peer educational secessions, online and class discussions, research field-trips and workgroups both in Tunis and Vienna, collaborative production-based workshops, and lectures. This semester the course also includes guest lecturers and curated presentations of the students/artists in both cities. This webpage is documenting the project.