The Future of Landscape

Michelle Kasprzak
Institute of Fine Arts and Media Art, Digital Arts
2024S, artistic Seminar (SEK), 1.0 ECTS, 1.0 semester hours, course number S05101


The Future of Landscape is a hands-on seminar that will take you on an adventure through re-imagining how we can inhabit our urban landscapes on our rapidly-changing planet. Which human skills, which cottage industries, which strange traditions do we need, do we require?

Using a combination of digital and analog tools, we engage with the city and will find Weird Vienna, and pair ourselves with Strange Yorkshire, particularly the so-called Rhubarb Triangle, home to a cottage industry of rhubarb growers. We will examine relevant texts together as well has explore the skills we have collectively to envision and produce a final output of our research. We will drift, collect evidence, and work in a hybrid digital/physical manner. A collective decision around the research we have compiled and will produce a final product from it.

This seminar is highly collaborative, spontaneous, and interdisciplinary. Expect delight and surprise as well as challenge and a confrontation around your own disciplinary and ethical position.

Examination Modalities

Participation: Continuous assessment through frequent and active participation.

Final work: Assessment based on the collaborative final outcome and your role(s) in this production.


General principles: - We work together over the course of the seminar towards a final output (print poster, website, zine, etc) - We all work together on making things and doing hands-on research, which may involve a lot of walking, talking, and discovering new things.

Key Words

spatial installation, architecture, conceptual, interactive art, interventionist art, architecture related art, art in public space, happening, mixed technique, assemblage, design, electronic media


02 May 2024, 14:00–17:30
03 May 2024, 14:00–17:30
04 May 2024, 14:00–18:00

Course Enrolment

From 05 February 2024, 00:00
Via online registration

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

Media Arts: Specialisation in Digital Arts (1. Section): Künstlerische Methodik und Technologie: Visualisierungsstrategien I - II 567/102.03

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible