Lectures for Future

Maximilian Muhr
Arts and Society, Cross-Disciplinary Strategies
2022W, Ringvorlesung mit Workshop (RVW), 1.0 ECTS, 1.0 semester hours, course number S03728

Description

“Lectures for Future“ is a lecture series with guest lecturers from various universities and research institutions, most of them part of the Scientists4Future, working on the most pressing societal and ecological challenges and their potential solutions. The lecture series is taking place for the 7th time, everytime at several higher education institutions, each of them with their own unique programming. More information on the initiative and the program of the last semester (summer 2022) can be found here.

The course starts off with a general overview of sustainability concepts and our understanding of it. We will then host 5 guest lectures on various topics related to sustainability (Monday evenings). These lectures will be open to the public. Typically, lectures will be 60 minutes + 30 minutes discussion, but they can also differ in format, e.g., workshop or excursion. Throughout the semester, we will also gather for 3 reflection sessions about the content of the lectures.

"The future is collective"

Do you remember drawing "My way to school" as a child? Picking up on this beautiful experience, we want to map our ways to Angewandte from different directions and look out for relations to the content of the guest lectures and other sustainability topics. The result can be an actual map, but also something different, such as a video or a performance. We invite you to create sketches and doodles during the lectures and somehow integrate them into artistic reflections.These reflections will be developed collectively in small, interdisciplinary groups. We will dedicate a half-day workshop on this to provide input and, discuss your ideas and form groups (Thursday, 01.12.2022., tbc). You will then present your work in front of the course and potentially some of the guest lecturers at the end of the semester (30.01.2023).

We are looking forward to the following guest lectures (tbc):

17.10.2022: Dr.in Dorothea Born (Action for Sustainable Future hub) & Ruth Kapelari, BA (Wormsystems GmbH) - Social and ecological sustainability as a participatory practice

07.11.2022: Dr. Mario Molina-Kescher(Universität Klagenfurt) - Permaculture as a tool for regenerative sustainability

14.11.2022: Mag.a Magdalena Wicher & Shauna Stack, MA (Institute for Advanced Studies) - Participatory methods: borrowing them from elsewhere or adapting them to anywhere?

05.12.2022 (Auditorium VZA 7): Prof. Ulrich Brand (Universität Wien) - Why is it so hard to tackle the climate crisis? The imperial mode of living
including commentaries by: Ruth Fartacek & Magdalena Ziegler (KAUZ – Werkstatt für Klima, Arbeit und Zukunft), Mag. Hansel Sato (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna)

12.12.2022: Dr.in Sigrid Kroismayr (WU Wien) - The importance of artistic and cultural practices for a sustainable future

Examination Modalities

Presence in the first session on 10.10.2022 is mandatory. If you cannot participate, please get in touch beforehand.

To pass the class, you are required to fulfill two criteria:

1) Your presence in 2/3 of the guest lectures and reflection sessions as well as the final presentations on 30.01.2023. You will be asked to prepare a short impulse for discussion for one of the reflection sessions. This and your active participation in the discussions will contribute to your grade.

2) Your contribution to the artistic reflections "The future is collective" (project and presentation).

 

Grading will be scaled A-C for CDS-students and 1-5 for all other students.

Comments

External listeners are invited to join the guest lectures, which we will advertise throughout Angewandte and online.

Please note: The course is worth 2.0 ECTS (not 1.0), to receive them please also register for the course with the same name hosted by Carlos Toledo.

Key Words

Sustainability, Nachhaltigkeit, Ökologie, Ecology, Climate Change, Klimawandel, Vortrag, discussion

Dates

10 October 2022, 17:30–19:00 Seminar Room 34
17 October 2022, 17:30–19:00 Seminar Room 34 , "Social and ecological sustainability as a participatory practice" (guest lecture: Dorothea Born, Ruth Kapelari)
20 October 2022, 13:30–15:00 Seminar Room 34 , "Reflection session"
07 November 2022, 17:30–19:00 Seminar Room 34 , "Permaculture as a tool for regenerative sustainability" (guest lecture: Mario Molina-Kescher)
14 November 2022, 17:30–19:00 Seminar Room 34 , "Participatory methods: borrowing them from elsewhere or adapting them to anywhere?" (guest lecture: Magdalena Wicher, Shauna Stack)
17 November 2022, 13:30–15:00 Seminar Room 34 , "Reflection session"
01 December 2022, 13:30–18:00 FLUX 1 , "Workshop "The Future is Collective" (date tbc)"
05 December 2022, 17:30–19:30 Auditorium , "Why is it so hard to tackle the climate crisis? The imperial mode of living" (guest lecture: Ulrich Brand)
12 December 2022, 17:30–19:00 Seminar Room 34 , "The importance of artistic and cultural practices for a sustainable future" (guest lecture: Sigrid Krosimayr)
15 December 2022, 13:30–15:00 Seminar Room 34 , "Reflection session"
30 January 2023, 16:30–18:30 Seminar Room 34 , "Final presentations" (examination)

Course Enrolment

Until 18 October 2022, 23:55
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

Expanded Museum Studies (Master): Electives: Global Challenges and Sustainable Development Goals

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Economy and Politics: Deepening / Application

Individual courses: possible