Best of Oikodrom

Oikodrom put together a paper of all publications released in the last 20 years. The publication consists of articles, films and project descriptions. 


Best of Oikodrom


Mulierem Fortem

Join our Mulierem fortem discussion on January 27th, 2014, at the University Vienna. See the programme and read about the project. More


Publication: "Gemeinsam für nachhaltige Entwicklung"

We proudly announce that the reports of our interns Laura Liebel and Florian Kabinger were printed in the OeAD publication "Gemeinsam für nachhaltige Entwicklung". For orders please visit: StudienVerlag.

More information see Young Science at Oikodrom and Nopoor project.


Mulierem Fortem

Join our Round table on January 15th, 5pm, Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien, and our Discussion on January 27th, 7pm, Universität Wien, to talk about science, art and gender during the Vienna University´s 650 jubilee in 2015. Read more


Nopoor in the Austrian magazine SUEDWIND

Read the article "Armut im Fokus" (Ivanceanu/ Tagesen) about challenges and potentialities of communication between science and politics.



Our online TV presents art works, performances, public lectures and artistic videos from Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Watch SPACESTV


Come to Berlin and see: Every 7th person

The Konfuzius-Institut in Berlin invites to a documentary series on China. "Jeder siebte Mensch" / "Every 7th person" (see the trailer) by Ina Ivanceanu will be screened on Thursday, November 28th 2013 at 6pm. More


nopoor in the Austrian newspaper "Der Standard"

About nopoor - A common way to a new under- standing of poverty and strategies for dissemination of scientific results. Read the article


nopoor in the Austrian newspaper "Wiener Zeitung"

Heidi Dumreicher was invited to write a guest commentary: "Proteste in Brazilien - eine Fortsetzung des Kampfs gegen Armut"


Gemeinsam für nachhaltige Entwicklung - The future we want

Oikodrom was again happy to welcome eight students in the age of 16-18 to one month of science, theory, research, practice and discussion. Read more


Hot off the press:

Read the SPACES Article "Der Traum vom Raum" by Ina Ivanceanu, published in the SUEDWIND Magazine Nr. 7-8 July 2013


nopoor Conference Flash, Rio de Janeiro, June 2013

Protests in Brazil: Successes and failures in national efforts to fight poverty in Brazil



nopoor project annual meeting

10-12 June 2013

in Rio de Janeiro



SPACES: „Architecture of Common“

SPACES Caravan Ukraine; Kyiv
May 23 - May 28, 2013

Public events, discussions, workshops at Yunist factory



OUT NOW: Hammam Rehablitiation Reader

Hammam Rehabilitation Reader


Order your copy here!


Heidi Dumreicher, Richard S. Levine, Magda Sibley-Behloul (editors)
Contributions from Algeria, Austria, Egypt, France, Italy, Luxemburg, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA

Dear Hammam owner, dear Hammam manager, dear Hammam massage specialist, dear Hammam client, dear architect, urban designer, donor for cultural heritage, economist, social scientist, specialist in Arab or Turkish studies, ecologist, historian, religious teacher, future researcher, town planner, librarian:

The topic of this reader is highly interdisciplinary – and highly controversial. The Hammam, this urban convivial space, is found from Morocco all the way down the Silk road and up to the small village of Bo Ai in the Chinese province of Henan: Every region, every country, every urban neighbourhood will give it special features, and yet it is part of the collective memory of dwellers and scientists throughout the Muslim world.
We hope that our reader contains ideas and analyses that further promote the awareness for the value of the Hammam; and in the best case, it may be a contribution for the revival of this great cultural attainment.


Heidi Dumreicher has spent the last 20 years with studies on the future of
the city, on the future of the resident’s life. As director of Oikodrom, she was
responsible for the participatory research design, establishing an atmosphere
of trust and respect among the researchers and the local residents. During the
study, she enjoyed numerous Hammam visits as an experience shared with
friends; its vitality and modest luxury, interrupting the hard daily life of the
medina dwellers.
Richard S. Levine was attracted by the role of the Hammam within the
vernacular urban tissue of the ancient towns. Based on his work on urban
sustainability, he came up with visions for a contemporary approach,
combining today’s architecture with the Islamic past.
Magda Sibley-Behloul walked through the Hammams in the footsteps of her
beloved grand mother, thereby following a social narrative well known to the
collective memories of the ancestors and friends.
Together, we invested our emotional and scientific energy into studies and
actions that aim at reviving and maintaining the hammam as a place of
relaxation, of inspiration, of conviviality.


Short biographies of the authors


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16.5 x 22.5 cm brochure
208 pages, more than
300 photographs
© 2013 the authors
ISBN 978 3 85449 382 2


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