Master CDC Lab

Christine Böhler
Arts and Society, Cross-Disciplinary Strategies
2023S, Projektarbeit (PA), 10.0 ECTS, 4.0 semester hours, course number S04089


MA CDCLab is a collaborative course where students apply content and strategies from their lectures in cross-disciplinary projects, working largely independently and in small groups. You receive support and training in written expression, technical, artistic and practical implementation. Throughout the semester, workshops, cooperations and presentations take place, discussing cross-disciplinary connections in project work.  


What happens to the waste we produce at Angewandte? With the claim “We Apply Future”, Angewandte makes a bold statement. What is the application in our daily waste life? What waste is produced in Angewandte? And what way will a Jogurtbecher, a piece of paper, or the painting department's old paint take in our premises?

We will start by gaining system knowledge about the waste management system at Angewandte and the connections to the waste industry and its legislation. We will together make a stakeholder analysis and, from there, develop our next steps in student working groups, conduct waste observation walks, and conduct quantitative and qualitative research.

In readings, excursions and with input from guest lecturers, we will learn about best practices, recycling, upcycling and the circular economy. 

Associated courses:

Ulrike Gladik

Christoph Abbrederis and Please assign to both classes.

Billie Rehwald and Veronika Kladnik: and Please assign to both classes.




Examination Modalities

Presentation of a project, research results, realisation and documentation of the work at the end of the semester, regular attendance and contributions.


Key Words

waste management, secondary raw materials, sustainable practices, recycling targets, recycling, waste behavior, circular economy, collaboration


02 March 2023, 14:00–18:00 CDS Seminar Room (preliminary discussion)
07 March 2023, 17:00–18:00 CDS Seminar Room
09 March 2023, 13:00–18:00, "1 PM: Meeting point: Shared Space, next to Mensa, OKP. 2.30 meeting point @ PSK, CDS Seminar room"
13 March 2023, 10:00–16:00, "Siebdruckwerkstatt, VZA7, Raum 150 "
16 March 2023, 13:00–18:00 CDS Seminar Room
23 March 2023, 13:00–18:00, "excursion. Bus leaves at 1 PM from Weisskirchnerstrasse (vis a vis MAK side entrance), back around 4.30 PM"
23 March 2023, 18:00–21:00 AIL – Angewandte Interdisciplinary Lab (guest lecture)
20 April 2023, 13:00–18:00 CDS Seminar Room
27 April 2023, 13:30–18:00 CDS Seminar Room
04 May 2023, 14:00–17:00 CDS Seminar Room
05 May 2023, 09:00–06 May 2023, 18:00, "Excursion"
11 May 2023, 13:00–18:00 Garden
25 May 2023, 14:00–17:00 CDS Seminar Room
01 June 2023, 13:30–17:00 CDS Seminar Room
07 June 2023, 13:00–14:00 CDS Seminar Room
15 June 2023, 14:00–18:00 CDS Seminar Room
21 June 2023, 16:00–22:00 MQ Presentation and waste observation
22 June 2023, 14:00–17:00 CDS Seminar Room
29 June 2023, 14:00–18:00 CDS Seminar Room

Course Enrolment

Via online registration

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Master): Cross-Disciplinary Capabilities: Cross-Disciplinary Capabilities 569/010.01

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible