Design im Kontext mit Ökologie und Nachhaltigkeit

Peter Knobloch
Design, Industrial Design 2
2020W, Ringvorlesung mit Workshop (RVW), 3.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S00463


The objective of the lecture is to impart & develop fundamental facts, theories and principles of ecology & sustainability.

On four dates a guest lecturer from a different special field will be invited to share his experiences and point of views to that topic and discuss it with all participants.

In addition to that, every student creates a meta-study for a self-chosen topic (e.g. a comparison of the ecological and sustainable aspects of two comparable materials). The results will be presented and discussed during the lecture.

The previous lectures are available at

Examination Modalities

For the successful completion of the course the following criteria will be used:

  • Constant and punctual participation (min. 70% attendance, 40% of the grade)
  • Submission and presentation of the exercises results (40%  of the grade)
  • Active participation in the discussion (20%  of the grade)


Distance Learning Information

The Zoom link (meeting ID & Passcode) can be found in the ownCloud folder for this lecture.

Key Words

Climate change, Ecology, Klimawandel, Nachhaltigkeit, Ökologie, SDGs, Sustainability, Sustainable Development Goals


08 October 2020, 16:15–18:00 Distance Learning (details as described) (preliminary discussion)
15 October 2020, 16:15–18:00 Auditorium , "Diez Office" (guest lecture: Stefan Diez)
22 October 2020, 16:15–18:00 Auditorium , "GeLa Ochsenherz" (guest lecture: Rosi Kaspar)
29 October 2020, 16:15–18:00 Auditorium , "Environmental psychology" (guest lecture: Laura Farage)
05 November 2020, 16:15–18:00 Distance Learning (details as described) , "Livin Farms" (guest lecture: Katharina Unger)
12 November 2020, 16:15–18:00 Distance Learning (details as described)
19 November 2020, 16:15–18:00 Distance Learning (details as described)
26 November 2020, 16:15–18:00 Distance Learning (details as described)
03 December 2020, 16:15–18:00 Auditorium
10 December 2020, 16:15–18:00 Auditorium
17 December 2020, 16:15–18:00 Auditorium
14 January 2021, 16:15–18:00 Auditorium
21 January 2021, 16:15–18:00 Auditorium

Course Enrolment

From 01 September 2020, 00:00
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Artistic and art technology foundations

Industrial Design (2. Section): Design in the Context of Ecology and Sustainability

Design: Specialisation in Fashion Design (2. Section): Design in Context of Sustainability and Environment

Individual courses: possible