Cross-disciplinary Project Work II

Ulrike Payerhofer
Arts and Society, International Programs in Sustainable Developments
2023S, Projektarbeit (PA), 6.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04616



In this course we will discuss different artistic projects working with "mapping" as both visual and cognitive approach and strategy. The first part of the course provides theoretical input and group discussions around the research-based method of "mapping", in the second part students will develop their own cross-disciplinary project. 

This semester we will collaborate with the seminar "Künstlerische Projektarbeit Fotografie / Artistic projectwork photography"  and work together on three schedulded days. (

The dates for the class in June will be discussed in the first class.

CDPW II gives students an insight in selected methodologies in the conception and realisation of cross-discplinary group projects expanded by theoretical inputs, practical exercises, applied discussions, field excursions, and studio visits. 

In the course students will conceive, develop, and realize cross-disciplinary projects which approach the grand global challenges from the research-based method of mapping. Dealing with selected inputs they will learn what it needs to integrate artistic, scientific, and transdisciplinary strategies in a project and how to work together with students from another department. 

Examination Modalities

Examination and grading is based on the following parameters:

- Mandatory attendance at all classes and activities (a successful completion requires at least 80%)

- Active participation during class

- Realising a cross-disciplinary project

- Self-assessment

- A final paper (group work)


08 March 2023, 14:30–16:30 KUG Lecture Room PSK 149
15 March 2023, 12:00–13:00, "study trip Barcelona"
16 March 2023, 12:00–13:00, "study trip Barcelona"
22 March 2023, 14:30–16:30 Studio Photo KKp , "meet up with seminar "artistic project work photography""
26 April 2023, 14:30–15:36 Studio Photo KKp , "meet up with seminar "artistic project work photography""
03 May 2023, 14:30–16:30 KUG Lecture Room PSK 149
10 May 2023, 14:30–16:30, "artist studio visit"
01 June 2023, 14:30–16:30 KUG Lecture Room PSK 149

Course Enrolment

Via online registration

Global Challenges and Sustainable Developments (Master): Managing Cross-Disciplinary Projects: Cross-Disciplinary Project Work I-II 565/001.01

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible