Cross-Disciplinary Capabilities I

Christine Böhler
Arts and Society, Cross-Disciplinary Strategies
2019S, Workshop (WSP), 1.0 semester hours, course number S02615


In CDC we apply project-based learning for creating interdisciplinary connections and explore the potentials of interdisciplinary linkages. Our focus will be on group work and group dynamics, formats and methods of interaction, story developing and performance acting.

In the course, you have to visit workshops, be active in our meetings and develop and document a project.

1. Workshop on March 19 - with the artist collective Time´s Up <>: Speed Dating With Possible And Preferable Futures (for approximately 20 students). Registration after the introductory lesson on March 4. Introduction session is mandatory for workshop participation!

Time´s Up: “We will guide participants through an engaging process supporting a participative, playful and entertaining experience to train their practical utopian imagination. Participants will develop fragments of in-depth alternative future scenarios closely connected to the experiential future Change was our only Chance, an immersive experiential future part at the Angewandte Innovation Lab (AIL) as part of the Vienna Biennale from the end of May. Attendees will be guided through a process of developing artifacts for this specific future story-world, things that might be found in the everyday life of a person in that possible future.”

2. Mandatory: May 16 or June 4: „playing along – Indeterminate Acting GAMES for Artists“ A workshop on improvisation by Wolfgang Gantner and Scott Clifford Evans.

3. Mandatory workshop: Discovering Spaces (Spindler / Schueller), see own entrance in Base

Examination Modalities

Active engagement in group discussion & cooperation.

Less than 80% attendance means one grade less. No absence without prior excuse.

Grading: Attendance: 50 %, Tasks below: 50 %

Tasks to be executed:

1. Present a project idea by mail by March 31, 2019.

Your project must examine issues from at least two subject groups.

You must work together in groups of at least two students.

Answer as many of the research questions below as possible: this will help you to prepare your project.

Your project idea can be formulated by the group but should already take individual roles and tasks into account.

2. Midterm Presentation April 9 or 30 (REGISTER!)

Each group must hand in a written project plan and project description, literature list, methods. You must present your possible presentation format for the Semester Edit.

3. Semester Edit, 27 June 2019

Presentation of outcome

4. Written documentation of the project including reflection on your work and process. This must be handed in by September 1, 2019, at the latest.

Each student must hand in his/her own documentation.


Key Words

project-based learning, reflection, fiction, groups, performance


05 March 2019, 14:00–17:00 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Lecture Room , "Mandatory for both courses (I and II)" (preliminary discussion)
12 March 2019, 14:30–16:00 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Lecture Room , "Introduction and registration Time´s Up workshop (March 19)"
19 March 2019, 10:30–17:00 AIL – Angewandte Innovation Laboratory , "Workshop Time´s Up" (guest lecture)
09 April 2019, 14:00–17:00 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Lecture Room
30 April 2019, 14:00–17:45 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Lecture Room
16 May 2019, 10:00–17:00 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Lecture Room , "Workshop Gantner / Evans, Option 1"
28 May 2019, 14:00–17:00 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Lecture Room
04 June 2019, 10:00–17:00 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Lecture Room , "Workshop Gantner / Evans, Option 2"
18 June 2019, 14:00–17:00 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Lecture Room
27 June 2019, 14:00–21:00 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Lecture Room (examination)

Course Enrolment

From 08 February 2019, 11:03 to 04 March 2019, 11:03
Via online registration

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible