CDC Application Lab

Adnan Balcinovic
Arts and Society, Cross-Disciplinary Strategies
2022W, Projektarbeit (PA), 8.0 ECTS, 3.0 semester hours, course number S04522


This academic year we will develop our yearly projects around the annual theme of energy.

The CDCLab will be developed and run with the whole CDS faculty team, mainly in close coordination with the courses Intensification in Science and Technology by Fabian Fischer and Intensification in Economics and Politics by Sarah Hager.

As we work on the year-long projects, individually or in groups, we will bring in  knowledge from different CDS courses into the Lab and speculate on possible connections, entanglements, conflicts. Through various working, discussion formats and critical conversation we will analyze and draft new connections as well as develop proposals in different media of how cross-disciplinary practices might look like. Focus on one of CDS's study areas is expected and encouraged.

The CDCLab is a safe space for experimentation and critical cross-generational theoretical and practical exchange. Students are encouraged and supported by faculty and visiting coaches from a variety of disciplines in developing independent, cross-disciplinary practice, whether individually or in teams, through the use of various media and forms of expression.

More information about the CDCLab will be shared in the first meeting and can be found in the term card and the CDS handbook available on Base.

Project support by Adnan Balcinovic, Christine Böhler, Aurianne Chevandier, Fabian Fischer, Sarah Hager, Andrea Schaffar & Astrid Wagner.

Examination Modalities

The final grade of each semester of the CDCLab is based on the recommendations of the project supervisors and the students themselves. In the CDCLab, the focus is on the individual learning process and self-reflection on individual skills, learning experiences and insights. During the semester, students accompany and reflect on their work process and recommend a grade according to previously consensually agreed criteria. The supervisors make a recommendation according to the criteria described in the respective project track.  If the recommendations do not correspond, a feedback session can take place to discuss the different views and make a decision. The ultimate grading decision rests with the CDC Lab Lecturer. 

Key Words

Observation, Action, Instrument, Speculation, Measurement, Reproduction, Imitation, Image, Diagram, Map, Photography, Re-working, Re-iteration, Process-based Practice, Cross-Disciplinary Practice


05 October 2022, 14:00–16:30 CDS Studio
12 October 2022, 14:00–18:00 CDS Studio
19 October 2022, 14:00–18:00 CDS Studio
09 November 2022, 14:00–18:00 CDS Studio
16 November 2022, 14:00–18:00 CDS Studio
23 November 2022, 14:00–18:00 CDS Studio
30 November 2022, 14:00–18:00 CDS Studio
07 December 2022, 14:00–18:00 CDS Studio
14 December 2022, 14:00–18:00 CDS Studio
11 January 2023, 14:00–18:00 CDS Studio
18 January 2023, 14:00–18:00 CDS Studio
25 January 2023, 10:00–14:00 CDS Studio
01 February 2023, 14:00–18:00 CDS Studio

Course Enrolment

From 30 August 2022, 21:09 to 31 October 2022, 21:09
Via online registration

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Global Challenges and Cross-Disciplinary Capabilities: Deepening / Application: Cross-Disciplinary Capabilities

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible