Übersetzen I (dex)

Paul Iby
Art Sciences and Art Education, Didactics of Art and Interdisciplinary Education
2023S, Proseminar (PS), 3.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04555


The fabulous world of dumplings


From B like Baozi to W like Wareniki




RESEARCH QUESTION: How can the motif of the dumpling, with all its cultural peculiarities and tradition-laden conventions, be used as an interdisciplinary mediation basis for technology and design?


Boiled, steamed, fried or baked; dumplings combine craftsmanship, technology, design and, in the best case, good taste. But as we all know, you can't buy "good taste". That's why it's best to take care of it ourselves. In the LV Translate I we take the perfect dough through the wringer, knead it into more or less homogeneous masses and fill them with everything we consider significant for it. For us for teaching and as a concept for future teaching.


BACKGROUND: The influence of design in the food industry is steadily increasing. Between conscious consumption, empty supermarket shelves and cheat packs, we get to the bottom of these motifs and develop interdisciplinary mediation concepts based on the most diverse varieties from the cosmos of dumplings.


From industrial production, from the manufactory of a family craft business or simply from grandma. Dumplings pass through very different production lines with very different techniques. Some of their kind are even illegal according to the local legal code, as confirmed by the discovery of a dumpling network in Vienna in 2019. The "drug" dumpling nevertheless enjoys cult status in a wide variety of regions around the world; it thrives on its idiosyncrasies, its ingredients, its taste and its traditions.


But what does the future of the dumpling look like? Does it offer opportunities for innovation, evolution and perhaps even revolution? There are no limits to the question of translation.


The starting point for this course is the participating students' own creative activity. This is to be translated into an art didactic mediation idea for the subject of art and design / textile & technical work. These developed concepts are presented and discussed by the participants in the group and a scientific pro-seminar paper is written on them.

Examination Modalities

Consistent attendance (maximum of three excused absences), active participation in the course and timely completion of assignments.
Absences due to illness must be announced before the absence. If there are more than three absences, the course must be repeated or, in exceptional cases, supplemented by selected and documented courses from the Bits and Bites experimental laboratory.
Presentation of an own artistic work and its translation into a teaching concept.
Timely submission of an art-didactic-scientific proseminar paper of approximately 25,000-32,000 characters (body text only, including spaces, excluding appendices) according to the specifications of the Centre for Didactics of Art and Interdisciplinary Teaching. The basics of academic writing are required. These deadlines must be met:
1st deadline: 30 June 2023
2nd deadline: 31 July 2023
3rd deadline: 31 August 2023


The prerequisite for participation is the completion of the course LV Einführung in die Fachdidaktik (Introduction to Subject Didactics). 

The course is to be completed at the same time as the orientation internship (OP) and the Supervision OP.

Key Words

Fachdidaktik, Übersetzen, dex, Bildnerische Erziehung, textiles Werken, Textil, technisches Werken, Technik und Design, Technik, Design, Beurteilung, Kreativität, Unterricht, Zentrum Didaktik für Kunst und interdisziplinären Unterricht, Künstlerische Bildung


07 March 2023, 13:30–14:30
08 March 2023, 15:30–17:00 Seminar Room 24
15 March 2023, 15:30–17:00 Seminar Room 24
29 March 2023, 15:30–17:00 Seminar Room 24
19 April 2023, 15:30–17:00 Seminar Room 24
26 April 2023, 15:30–17:00 Seminar Room 24
03 May 2023, 15:30–17:00 Seminar Room 24
10 May 2023, 15:30–17:00 Seminar Room 24
24 May 2023, 15:30–17:00 Seminar Room 24
31 May 2023, 15:30–17:00 Seminar Room 24
07 June 2023, 15:30–17:00 Seminar Room 24
14 June 2023, 15:30–17:00 Seminar Room 24

Course Enrolment

Via online registration

Art Education: subject kkp (Bachelor): Schwerpunkt Digitale Grundbildung (DGB): Fachdidaktische Theorie und Praxis 067/020.30

Art Education: subject dex (Bachelor): Fachdidaktische Theorie und Praxis (dex): FOR: Übersetzen I - Schulischer Kontext (dex), PS 074/002.21

Art Education: subject dex (Bachelor): Schwerpunkt Digitale Grundbildung (DGB): Fachdidaktische Theorie und Praxis 074/020.30

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible