Experimental Project Work

Elisabeth Kopf
Arts and Society, International Programs in Sustainable Developments
2022W, Projektarbeit (PA), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04072


It‘s possible, it‘s possible!*
Artistic projects and ideas for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs).

The topic of this course are the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. The aspiration is to develope and design artistic projects, which base on the SDGs and support the peaceful transformation of our global societies. There will be a special focus on the Options Report of UniNetZ, which presents science based options to act in order to reach the Sustainable Development Goals in Austria (special guest Ulrike Payerhofer). Other key subjects will be water (special guest Regina Hügli) and biodiversity (special guest Hildegard Burgstaller).

Special guests and cooperation partners:
Ulrike Payerhofer: UniNEtZ
Regina Hügli: One Body of Water Association, Sharing Water
Hildegard Burgstaller: Landschaftshonig Österreich

Possible excursions:
Austrian Parliament
Natural Historical Museum
Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art
Werkraum Honig

Final dates about the Special Guest Lectures and about the excursions will be available soon.

The course will be held bilingual (German and English).

Details about the topic:

17 SDG‘s / 2030 Agenda / United Nations
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted at the 2015 UN summit in New York. This includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which strive for ecological, social and economic sustainability worldwide. All member states of the United Nations have committed to promoting the implementation of the SDGs at national, regional and international level by 2030.

Options Report / UniNEtZ
On this basis, the UniNEtZ was founded in Austria, a university network to which the Angewandte also belongs. Over a period of 3 years cooperative and cross-university teams developed concrete options for Austria in order to achieve the SDGs. In March 2022, the Options Report was handed over to the Austrian federal government. The options for action proposed in it show future-oriented solutions that serve to provide concrete orientation for politics. The role of the media will also be essential in order to include all social groups in the necessary discourse.

* “It‘s possible, it‘s possible”
is a quote from the documentary thriller Guardians of the Earth, that provides exclusive behind-the-scenes insights into the nerve-wracking negotiations at the UN climate summit in Paris in 2015.

Examples of previous semester projects:

Examination Modalities

Project completion and acquisition of a certificate
Evaluate your work!

Step 1: Final presentation of the project work.
Step 2: Submission of digital documentation.
Step 3: Evaluate the result of your work based on the success categories defined here.

Categories of success:
These categories form the milestones of successful project work. The following points can be awarded for each category based on your own self-perception and self-assessment:
1 point for very good or well fulfilled
1/2 point for moderately fulfilled
0 points for poorly fulfilled or not fulfilled at all

A) Active participation in the course
B) Research / finding a topic
C) Idea / concept
D) Creation / Design
E) Production / realization
F) Project and resource management
G) Presentation / documentation / archiving
H) Independent work / teamwork
I) Reflection of the learning process
J) Special Achievements

Key to success:
The corresponding final grade results from the self-evaluated total number of points.

10 – 8.5 points = Sehr gut (1)
8 – 5.5 points = Gut (2)
5 – 3.5 points = Befriedigend (3)
3 – 2 points = Genügend (4)
1.5 – 0 points = Nicht genügend (5)

Key Words

SDG's, Sustainable Development Goals, UniNEtZ, Vereinte Nationen, United Nations, Agenda 2030, 17 Ziele, Ziele für Nachhaltige Entwicklung, Action Design, Blue Sky Research, Blue Skies Research, Nachhaltigkeit, UniNEtZ Optionenbericht, Wasser, Biodiversität


07 October 2022, 13:00–15:30 Seminar Room 34
21 October 2022, 13:00–15:30 Seminar Room 34
11 November 2022, 13:00–15:30 Seminar Room 34
18 November 2022, 13:00–15:30 Seminar Room 34
25 November 2022, 13:00–15:30 Seminar Room 34
02 December 2022, 13:00–15:30 Seminar Room 34
16 December 2022, 13:00–15:30 Seminar Room 34
13 January 2023, 13:00–15:30 Seminar Room 34
20 January 2023, 13:00–15:30 Seminar Room 34
27 January 2023, 13:00–15:30 Seminar Room 34

Course Enrolment

From 02 August 2022, 00:00 to 07 October 2022, 15:30
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

Global Challenges and Sustainable Developments (Master): Free Electives: Free Electives

Individual courses: possible