MA Communication and Cooperation Strategies

Christina Gruber
Arts and Society, Cross-Disciplinary Strategies
2023W, Workshop (WSP), 2.0 ECTS, 1.0 semester hours, course number S04934


Lobau Listening Comprehensions

co-teaching with Julia Grillmayr and Sophia Rut

In the project Lobau Listening Comprehensions at Angewandte, Christina Gruber, Julia Grillmayr and Sophia Rut investigate what it could mean to “tune into more-than-human sonic bodies“. In a site-specific exploration of the Lobau, a wetland national park in Vienna, different approaches to audio recording and listening come to the fore: acoustic ecology and site-specific art, environmental history and oral history, science communication and radio art.

In the 2 x 6-hour workshop with the LLC team, you'll get an overview of the various disciplinary approaches combined in this project – and explore with us how they can and should interact. Together, we'll look into the crossings and the boundaries of academia, artistic research, empirical analysis, more-than-human communications and listening.

After a first meeting at the university, we'll go to Lobau together for our second session and try out different ways of listening, recording, collecting and sampling of audio ourselves.

Examination Modalities

To complete the course active participation is a must. 

The two workshop days need to be attended in person,

each student/student group will hand in a sonic exploration including a written script. 


weatherproof clothing for the excursion 


Key Words

sound studies, acoustic ecology, field work, environmental history, science communication, radio art, site-specific art


07 November 2023, 10:00–16:00 CDS Seminar Room
09 November 2023, 10:00–16:00 Lobau

Course Enrolment

Via online registration

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Master): Study Areas 4-6: Study Area 5: Communication and Cooperation Strategies 569/022.05

Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible