Lectures for Future

Maximilian Muhr
Arts and Society, Cross-Disciplinary Strategies
2023S, Ringvorlesung mit Workshop (RVW), 2.0 ECTS, 1.0 semester hours, course number S03728


“Lectures for Future“ (L4F) 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 8th 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 semesters can be found here.

The L4F will host 6 guest lectures on different topics related to sustainability. These lectures are open to all Angewandte students as well as the public. Typically, lectures will be 60 minutes + 30 minutes discussion, but they can also differ in format, e.g., workshop or excursion. You will be asked to read one preparatory text per lecture, provided by the guest lecturers, in order to increase the quality of discussion.

In addition, we will together take a look at some of the "sustainability activities" at Angewandte and try to put them into conversation with the content introduced in the lectures. You will be asked to develop a topic and cover it in a presentation and final paper, preferably in small, interdisciplinary groups (from different study programs).

These are the guest lectures for this semester:

20.03.2023: Herwig Turk (Angewandte) – Danube: Settlement Fluctuation in River Regulation
Exhibition visit - meeting point 17:15 at Galerie rauminhalt (Schleifmühlgasse 13)

17.04.2023: Ernest Aigner (WU Wien & Gesundheit Österreich)– APCC Special Report: Structures for Climate-friendly Living

24.04.2023: Helga Kromp-Kolb (BOKU Wien & UniNEtZ)– How can universities become drivers of a societal transformation?

08.05.2023: Andrea Schmidt (Gesundheit Österreich) – Climate, health and (social) inequalities: synergies and potential conflicts

22.05.2023: Nina Schlosser (Berlin School of Economics and Law) – Imperial Mode of Living and green extractivism in Chile: between resistance and institutionalization

05.06.2023: ErdeBrennt Angewandte

Examination Modalities

Presence in the first session on 06.03. is expected. If you cannot participate, please get in touch beforehand.

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

1) Your presence in the guest lectures (minimum 4/6) and other course sessions. Your active participation in the discussions will contribute to your grade.

2) Your presentation and paper (other formats to be discussed).


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


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


06 March 2023, 17:30–19:00 Seminar Room 34 (preliminary discussion)
20 March 2023, 17:15–19:00 Galerie rauminhalt (Schleifmühlgasse 13) , "Excursion and artist talk" (guest lecture: Herwig Turk)
27 March 2023, 12:00–15:00 FLUX 2 , "Visit to 'Raum für Nachhaltigkeit'"
27 March 2023, 17:30–19:00 Seminar Room 34 , "Input on sustainability & discussing presentation topics"
17 April 2023, 17:30–19:00 Seminar Room 34 (guest lecture: Ernest Aigner)
24 April 2023, 17:30–19:00 Seminar Room 34 (guest lecture: Helga Kromp-Kolb)
08 May 2023, 17:30–19:00 Seminar Room 34 (guest lecture: Andrea Schmidt)
22 May 2023, 17:30–19:00 Seminar Room 34 (guest lecture: Nina Schlosser)
05 June 2023, 17:30–19:00 Seminar Room 34 (guest lecture: ErdeBrennt Angewandte)
19 June 2023, 16:30–19:00 Seminar Room 34

Course Enrolment

Until 06 March 2023, 23:55
Via online registration

Expanded Museum Studies (Master): Electives: Global Challenges and Sustainable Development Goals 537/080.32

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Master): Study Areas 1-3: Study Area 3: Economics and Politics 569/020.03

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Economy and Politics: Foundation 700/004.10

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Economy and Politics: Deepening / Application 700/004.20

Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible