Florian Schneider is professor at NTNU and coordinator of PACESETTERS.

Florian Schneider is a professor of art theory and documentary practices at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), where he has been teaching and conducting research for over 11 years. He has 20+ years of experience in higher education teaching and academic leadership, and has been involved in multiple projects at any scale, to rethink the impact and value of documentary practices across creative sectors and artistic disciplines. Since 2022, he is also the president of the Society for Artistic Research (SAR), a network that promotes and disseminates artistic research practices and results across disciplines and contexts. Since March 2024, he is the lead project coordinator of PACESETTERS, a Horizon Europe-funded research initiative that explores how the arts and culture can not only adapt to the climate crisis, but also drive the transition towards sustainable and regenerative economies. He is passionate about fostering a (self-) critical understanding of innovation in the cultural and creative sectors, and empowering artists and cultural actors to contribute to just transitions.