Design im Kontext mit Ökologie und Nachhaltigkeit

Christian Steiner
Design, Industrial Design
2022W, Ringvorlesung mit Workshop (RVW), 3.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S00478


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


06 October 2022, 16:15–18:00 (preliminary discussion)
20 October 2022, 16:15–18:00 Seminar Room 10 (guest lecture: Michaela Krömer "Austrian Climate Lawsuit")
27 October 2022, 16:15–18:00, "Exkursion Hackl Container"
03 November 2022, 16:15–18:00 Seminar Room 10 (guest lecture: Valentin Vodev, "Cars are not foldable")
10 November 2022, 16:15–18:00 Seminar Room 10 (guest lecture: Anna Leitner "Global 2000")
17 November 2022, 16:15–18:00
24 November 2022, 16:15–18:00
01 December 2022, 16:15–18:00
15 December 2022, 16:15–18:00
12 January 2023, 16:15–18:00

Course Enrolment

From 28 July 2022, 16:15 to 01 October 2022, 10:34
Via online registration

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Artistic and art technology foundations: Artistic and art technology foundations 180/002.01

Industrial Design (2. Section): Design in Context: Design in the Context of Ecology and Sustainability 580/202.14

Design: Specialisation in Fashion Design (2. Section): Fashion in Context: Design in Context of Sustainability and Environment 584/208.04

Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible