Classical and recent aesthetic theories and their contributions to the development of contemporary art theory and to creative solutions (Aristotle, Kant, Hegel, Dewey, Arendt, Rancière)
Concepts and themes related to production aesthetics in the development of theory: “materiality,” “alterity” and “meaning”; “knowledge”, “evidence” and “artistic research”
The future of art in "labor society": Defining the relationship between art and work; theory of work and artistic activity; autonomy and the loss of autonomy in art
Social science theories on work, “creativity,” economization and precarious employment relationships (Marx, Weber and newer theories)
Work and gender: Feminist perspectives in the theory of artistic and non-artistic activity
Art and politics: Models for intervention and participation
Judith Siegmund heads the Einstein-Forschungsvorhaben "Autonomie und Funktionalisierung ..." (the Einstein Foundation Berlin's research projects on autonomy and functionalization) and is an associate member at the DFG-Graduiertenkolleg der UdK "Das Wissen der Künste" (the Berlin University of the Arts' graduate and post-doctoral research program).