! Ökologisches Planen und Bauen: Klima & Zirkularität & Boden & Biodiversität

Thomas Matthias Romm
Art Sciences and Art Education, Design, Architecture and Environment for Art Education
2024S, Vorlesung und Übungen (VU), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S05160


Ecological design and construction: Climate & circularity & soil & biodiversity

The lecture imparts knowledge at the interface of architecture and ecology.We examine circularity and sustainability in theory and practice.The focus is on circular economy, climate protection and climate adaptation as well as biodiversity and soil protection.Sufficiency, efficiency and resilience are aspects of sustainability that we discuss critically in relation to architecture and urban development.Sufficiency means robustness, durability and adaptability.The efficiency imperative of modernity does not allow any redundancy in materialization.Under the pressure of multiple crises, resilience is replacing the paradigm of efficiency. Cui bono?

Resilience to the consequences of climate change forces us to replan our collective existence. We therefore investigate the socio-cultural conditions of this change: we practice architectural ethnography as a new methodology of social engagement, because we have never been modern (Bruno Latour).

The aim is building concepts with a climate-positive life cycle and urban development as a tool for climate repair: the built environment as a CO2 sink.

Examination Modalities

Course with an immanent examination character: according to the statutes in accordance with § 19 of the University Act 2002 - UG: PART II: STUDIES LAW, courses §5 (3) Courses, the assessment of which is not only based on an examination act at the end of the course, but predominantly or exclusively based on regular contributions from the participants, courses have an ongoing examination character. Attendance of at least 80% of these courses is a prerequisite for a positive assessment.

Key Words

floor piece, environment, environmental art, architecture, industrial design, discussion, process art, art in public space, design


19 March 2024, 17:15–20:30 Seminar Room 21
09 April 2024, 17:15–20:30 Seminar Room 21
23 April 2024, 17:15–20:30 Seminar Room 21
07 May 2024, 17:15–20:30 Seminar Room 21
22 May 2024, 17:15–20:30 Seminar Room 21
04 June 2024, 17:15–20:30 Seminar Room 21
18 June 2024, 17:15–20:30 Seminar Room 24

Course Enrolment

From 05 February 2024, 00:00 to 13 June 2024, 00:00
Via online registration

Art Education: subject dex (Bachelor): Künstlerische Praxis (dex): FOR: Technologien / Praxen (dex) 074/001.21

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

Industrial Design (1. Section): Technology / Natural Science - Basics: Ecology and Sustainability 580/103.12

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

Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible