InOctober fosters debate, exchange, and cooperation within the field of contemporary public art. As a professional platform for educational and research interests, the network promotes public and academic discourses, as well as the sharing and transferring of ideas and projects among the participating universities.
An annually recurring October School focuses on specific local concerns of global relevance. To advance intercultural understanding, students, researchers and faculty members from the network collectively investigate the validity and significance of public art concepts. In light of an increasingly globalised world, the October School explores the future functions of public art and enables crucial debates on how contemporary art can initiate, invoke and contribute to public debates.