264.248 Artistic Project WHOSE CLIMATE? Claiming*Spaces SummerSchool 2023
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, UE, 4.0h, 5.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 5.0
  • Type: UE Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

    • analyse and understand intersectional contexts of the climate crisis from a critical feminist perspective,

   • research and interpret artistic approaches to the topic,
   • understand cultural studies and other theoretical texts on the topic,

   •  to experience working and living in the countryside through workshops and excursions,

   •  to have conversations with people from different fields (students, teachers, practitioners) or to work together with them,
   • to approach residents actively and to accept their everyday knowledge in an appreciative way,

  •  to develop and implement their own site- and space-specific projects based on artistic research.

Subject of course

The man-made climate crisis is one of the greatest challenges of our time. However, especially from a feminist perspective, it is evident that due to gendered hierarchies underlying the relationship between humans and nature, the contribution to the causes, the affectedness of the impacts and the solutions for mitigation are very different. 

Meanwhile, the intersectional impacts of climate change - especially on women - are receiving increasing attention. Yet their important role in climate negotiations, as drivers of change and in the management of natural resources is often overlooked. Moreover, feminist perspectives hold visions of how the human-nature relationship can be rethought.

The aim of the transdisciplinary SummerSchool is, on the one hand, to collect basic data and to sound out the need for research and, on the other hand, to point out possibilities for action for rural regions. The following questions form the starting point:

    • What impact does the climate crisis have on different genders? What changes are necessary?

    • What do they need - what spatial and infrastructural framework conditions need to be created? 

    • Are there already spatial practices of local actors that produce new knowledge for a caring approach to their environment affected by climate change?

The SummerSchool will take place at the landuni Drosendorf. Public lectures on the topic will be held during the SummerSchool. In addition, the population will be involved in workshops and impulse actions. With an intersectional approach, groups of people whose participation is often forgotten will be actively invited.

The participating students work in interdisciplinary groups of architects and spatial planners.


Teaching methods

  • Lectures and public (guest) lectures

  • Excursions and site inspections

  • Workshops

  • Development and implementation of a artistic project specific to the site and the area

  • social and public activities

Mode of examination




Course dates

Tue16:00 - 19:0014.03.2023Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Kick-Off
Tue16:00 - 19:0016.05.2023Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Plenumstermin 1
Tue16:00 - 19:0020.06.2023Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Plenumstermin 2
00:00 - 00:0023.07.2023 - 31.07.2023 Drosendorf/NiederösterreichSummer School
Artistic Project WHOSE CLIMATE? Claiming*Spaces SummerSchool 2023 - Single appointments
Tue14.03.202316:00 - 19:00Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Kick-Off
Tue16.05.202316:00 - 19:00Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Plenumstermin 1
Tue20.06.202316:00 - 19:00Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Plenumstermin 2
Sun23.07.202300:00 - 00:00 Drosendorf/NiederösterreichSummer School
Mon24.07.202300:00 - 00:00 Drosendorf/NiederösterreichSummer School
Tue25.07.202300:00 - 00:00 Drosendorf/NiederösterreichSummer School
Wed26.07.202300:00 - 00:00 Drosendorf/NiederösterreichSummer School
Thu27.07.202300:00 - 00:00 Drosendorf/NiederösterreichSummer School
Fri28.07.202300:00 - 00:00 Drosendorf/NiederösterreichSummer School
Sat29.07.202300:00 - 00:00 Drosendorf/NiederösterreichSummer School
Sun30.07.202300:00 - 00:00 Drosendorf/NiederösterreichSummer School
Mon31.07.202300:00 - 00:00 Drosendorf/NiederösterreichSummer School
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Active participation in the preliminary meetings and in the SummerSchool.

Carrying out an artistic project.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
13.02.2023 19:15 28.02.2023 19:00 07.03.2023 08:00

Registration modalities

Registration takes place separately according to the fields of study. There are 10 places available for students in each field.


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture Not specified


No lecture notes are available.

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