PACT is as a developmental working and presentation space for contemporary performance art at the interface between science, technology and society. PACT is launching a new long-term research and development format with a focus on the connection between knowledge and actions. The first chapter centres around deviation: How can we implement changes in or outside of static systems of thought and organization? How can we foresee, develop and connect alternative forms of action? What kind of resources, possibilities, opportunities and spaces of action do we need? They are inviting artists, scientists, journalists and experts from other varied fields of knowledge, to work in their studios in May 2017 and enter into dialogue and experiments with one another during symposia, idea labs, talks, lectures, workshops and public gatherings and presentations. The residency can offer studio space, local accommodation, a weekly grant allowance of 500 € for all of the residency project participants (max. 6 people) and travel costs covering one journey only per participant to and from PACT Zollverein.