OCR focuses on project development and hands on research. The projects are developed in a collaborative and participatory manner, where institutions and individuals contribute a range of skills, knowledge, networks and facilities.

Our research approach is based on quantitative and qualitative analyses in order to provide grounded research that is able to create impact as well as substantive interpretations of contemporary realities.

The range of fields analyzed spans from visual culture to fine art, computer science to curatorial and museum studies, from artists moral rights and intellectual property to cultural industries and new economic business models in the arts. 

OCR welcomes visiting scholars, artists, design professionals, curators and creative technologists interested in residencies and in the development of new research projects in collaboration with Goldsmiths College, Sabanci University, Kasa Gallery and the Leonardo Electronic Almanac.