120.095 Lectures for Future II
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022S, VO, 2.0h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • LectureTube course
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to analyse the complexity of the current Climate Crisis, its impact on environment and society, and possible soloutions through a wide variety of view angles.The students will gather expertise and learn concepts from a wide variety of disciplines, including natural sciences, technology, (socio-)economics, behavioural sciences, the arts, and many more.

Subject of course

The course "Lectures for Future" is a varied mosaic of lectures addressing the ecological and societal challenges of the current climate crisis. The aim of the course is to view the climate crisis from a wide range of disciplines. "Lectures for future" are supported by the Scientists4Future (https://www.scientists4future.org/) movement.

In the summer term 2022, 13 Austrian universities (BOKU, TU Wien, VetMed, Die Angewandte, WU Wien, FH BFI Wien, FH Krems, JKU Linz, FH Kufstein, Uni Wien, Uni Klagenfurt, Montanuni Leoben, MDL) organise this lecture series. In total, over 80 different lectures are offered, each university offering a unique programme. The course "Lectures for Future II" at TU Wien covers 15 lectures given by external experts and podium discussion.


Teaching methods

Lectures, discussion, video

Mode of examination


Additional information

*** Programme Summer term 2022 at TU Wien ***

Robert Koeppe (JKU Linz)
Circular mushrooms - an exemplary bioeconomic production cycle based on mushroom mycelium 

Michael Has (Grenoble INP)
Key legal regulations in EU for Life Cycle Analysis, Life Cycle Impact Analysis, and Ecodesign - Risk assessment based on Environmental Footprint Analysis.

Daniela Zavec (Die Angewandte)
Sustainability in the world of smart materials

Rita Blaik (ArtCenter College of design)
Teaching fast fashion: merging materials and design

Marinella Passarella (Montanuniversität Leoben)
Ocean Acidification and Climate Change - a Planetary Boundary Perspective

Hans-Peter Nachtnebel (BOKU Wien)
Climate change and water resources: Impacts of solar cycles, volcanism, and industrialisation

Wilfried Elmenreich (Universität Klagenfurt)
Is retro-computing sustainable?

Alexander Novotny (WU Wien)
Driving IT design with sustainability

Martin Färber and Christina Schraml (Die Angewandte)
Resourcing Commons - social and material justice in urban design

Alexander White (University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA)
Business enterprises in the NYC area exploring environmental sustainability: Case studies

Podium discourse led by Christina Planck (BOKU)

Climate-social politics: How to shape a just and emission-free society?

Martina Perzl (Climate Walk)
The Climate Walk - Walking, Listening, Talking, Creating and Connecting trough Europe’s ClimateS for change.

Martin Gabriel (Universität Klagenfurt)
Failed Harvests and Manchu Riders - Implications of the "Little Ice Age" for Chinese History

Andreas Fazekas (TU Hamburg, Inter-American Development Bank)
Climate Change Governance - how does Climate Policy translate to real impact?

Antonia Schuster (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK))
My carbon footprint: Is it me or the world I am living in?



Course dates

Mon17:00 - 20:0021.03.2022 - 16.05.2022EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT Lectures
Mon17:00 - 19:3023.05.2022 Zoom https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/92187735536?pwd=aEQzbFFGWG9EY1Q5amJBQXd5NkVydz09; Meeting ID: 921 8773 5536; Password: 7l110f68 (LIVE)Andreas Fazekas & Antonia Schuster
Lectures for Future II - Single appointments
Mon21.03.202217:00 - 20:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT Robert Koeppe & Michael Has
Mon28.03.202217:00 - 20:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT Daniela Zavec & Maximilian Hartmann
Mon04.04.202217:00 - 20:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT Marinella Passarella & Hans Peter Nachtnebel
Mon25.04.202217:00 - 20:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT Wilfried Elmenreich & Alexander Novotny
Mon02.05.202217:00 - 20:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT Martin Färber & Alexander White
Mon09.05.202217:00 - 20:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT Christina Planck & Team
Mon16.05.202217:00 - 20:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT Martina Perzl & Martin Gabriel
Mon23.05.202217:00 - 19:30 Zoom https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/92187735536?pwd=aEQzbFFGWG9EY1Q5amJBQXd5NkVydz09; Meeting ID: 921 8773 5536; Password: 7l110f68Andreas Fazekas & Antonia Schuster

Examination modalities

Compulsary attendance, active participation in discussions and written reflections

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
25.01.2022 00:00 14.03.2022 20:00


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ALG For all Students Elective


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