Design im Kontext mit Ökologie und Nachhaltigkeit

Peter Knobloch
Design, Industrial Design 2
2021W, 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)


Maximum number of participants: 30, 0 places available (updated 2021.09.28)

Key Words

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


14 October 2021, 16:15–18:00 Seminar Room 3 (preliminary discussion)
21 October 2021, 16:15–18:00 Distance Learning (details as described) , "VAUDE" (guest lecture: Mario Schlegel)
28 October 2021, 16:15–18:00 Seminar Room 3
04 November 2021, 16:15–18:00 Seminar Room 10 , "RepaNet, BauKarusell" (guest lecture: Matthias Neitsch)
11 November 2021, 16:15–18:00 EXCURSION 1210 Wien, Nordmanngasse 88 , "vivihouse" (guest lecture: Nikolas Kichler)
18 November 2021, 16:15–18:00 Seminar Room 10
25 November 2021, 16:15–18:00 Seminar Room 3 , "Vienna University of Business and Economics" (guest lecture: Andre Martinuzzi)
02 December 2021, 16:15–18:00 Seminar Room 10
09 December 2021, 16:15–18:00 Seminar Room 3
16 December 2021, 16:15–18:00 FLUX 1 , "The Austrian climate case" (guest lecture: Michaela Krömer)
13 January 2022, 16:15–18:00 Seminar Room 10

Course Enrolment

From 01 September 2021, 00:00 to 13 October 2021, 00:00
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

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

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

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

Individual courses: possible