280.653 Zukunftsland
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, PR, 3.0h, 6.0EC


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 6.0
  • Type: PR Project

Learning outcomes

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

  • design future perspectives via storytelling and social design
  • get to know and test methods
  • use them practically in the field through participation
  • gain new insights and perspectives on rural areas, recognise potentials and make them visible
  • use different media adequately in order to produce results

Subject of course

"Countryside: Future of the World" (Quote Rem Koolhaas)

18 spatial planners and a journalist made their way to Obergail a year ago. A lot has happened since then.
In Obergail, 64 people live in 28 houses. That was the home base of the TU Wien team. From there, they collected stories that make it possible to experience Lesachtal. The result was the blog mehralsobergail.at.
And there was much more. For example, the power of collecting, writing and presenting stories. Storytelling and spatial planning belong together. This happened a year ago when spatial planners made use of journalistic craftsmanship. The focus was on collecting and reflecting what was there.
This year it's all about looking into the future. Writing a future story and drawing / designing images of the future in and for Lesachtal.
For this Isabel Stumfol and Sibylla Zech get support from the design field. Laura Heym is an eco-social designer who specialises in research and participation design – with a focus on the future. Which methods can be used to think about the future, communicate the future and create the future?
With her project "Hinterland" Laura Heym is a finalist of the Social Impact Award. "Hinterland" is an interactive audio guide for Fürstenberg in Brandenburg, in which stories, ideas and visions of the Fürstenberg people are told.

Teaching methods


  • Processing + reflection of mehralsobergail.at
  • Literature + discussion: Rural space (also with respect to the quote by Rem Koolhaas)
  • Literature + Discussion: Future Country
  • Preparation for excursion, follow-up and presentation


  •     Excursion (10 days) to Hepi Lodge in Obergail
  •     Development, testing of future methods
  •     Organisation and implementation of workshops
  •     Application of future methods
  •     Writing "future history", Designing "future images"
  •     Communicating "future history" and "future images" on site

Mode of examination




Course dates

Mon17:00 - 19:0007.10.2019Seminarraum 268/1 Kick-Off

Examination modalities

Teamwork + individual work

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
24.09.2019 11:00 06.10.2019 23:55 06.10.2019 23:55

Registration modalities:

Das Wahlmodul 4 Kooperation: Region Zukunftsland, d.h. alle 3 Lehrveranstaltungen (VU, UE und EX), kann nur gemeinsam absolviert werden.

Die Anmeldung für alle drei Lehrveranstaltungen erfolgt in der VU Kooperations- und Indentifikationsraum Region  Zukunftsland. Alle Termine des Moduls sind ausschließlich in der VU angeführt!

Das Wahlmodul 4: Kooperation: Region Zukunftsland ist mit dem Konzeptmodul des Masterstudiengangs PR Zukunftsland gekoppelt. Termine und Organisation des Konzeptmoduls des Masterstudiengangs befinden sich im PR.

Die LVA ist entweder im Bachelor RPl (als Wahlmodul 4) oder im Master RPl (als Konzeptmodul) anrechenbar, wobei der Fortschritt der Bachelorstudierenden (z.B. absolviertes P2) bei der Teilnehmer_innenauswahl berücksichtigt wird.


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning


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