Design im Kontext mit Ökologie und Nachhaltigkeit

Christian Steiner
Design, Industrial Design
2023W, Ringvorlesung mit Workshop (RVW), 3.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S00478


The objective of the lecture is to impart & develop fundamental facts, theories and principles of ecology & sustainability.

On four dates a guest lecturer from a different special field will be invited to share his experiences and point of views to that topic and discuss it with all participants.

In addition to that, every student creates a meta-study for a self-chosen topic (e.g. a comparison of the ecological and sustainable aspects of two comparable materials). The results will be presented and discussed during the lecture.

The previous lectures are available at

Examination Modalities

For the successful completion of the course the following criteria will be used:

  • Constant and punctual participation (min. 70% attendance, 40% of the grade)
  • Submission and presentation of the exercises results (40%  of the grade)
  • Active participation in the discussion (20%  of the grade)



Maximum number of participants: 24

Key Words

Climate change, Ecology, Klimawandel, Nachhaltigkeit, Ökologie, SDGs, Sustainability, Sustainable Development Goals


12 October 2023, 16:15–18:00 Seminar Room 9 (preliminary discussion)
19 October 2023, 13:30–15:30, " Exkursion (PET to PET, Müllendorf)"
09 November 2023, 16:15–18:00 Seminar Room 9 , "RED -" (guest lecture: Kerstin Pfleger, Peter Paulhart)
16 November 2023, 16:15–18:00 Seminar Room 9 , "Konsumentenschutz" (guest lecture)
23 November 2023, 17:00–18:00 Seminar Room 9
30 November 2023, 16:15–18:00 Seminar Room 9 , "Lieferkettengesetz" (guest lecture: Veronika Born-Mena)
07 December 2023, 16:15–18:00 Seminar Room 9
14 December 2023, 16:15–18:00 Seminar Room 9
11 January 2024, 16:15–18:00 Seminar Room 9
18 January 2024, 16:15–18:00 Seminar Room 9

Course Enrolment

From 01 October 2023, 11:51 to 31 January 2024, 11:51
The online registration was already closed

Design: Specialisation in Fashion Design (2. Section): Fashion in Context: Design in Context of Sustainability and Environment 584/208.04

Industrial Design (2. Section): Design in Context: Design in the Context of Ecology and Sustainability 580/202.14

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Artistic and art technology foundations: Artistic and art technology foundations 180/002.01

Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible