Ms. Dr. Heidi Dumreicher
Fields of Research and Activity
Heidi DUMREICHER is a linguist, founding director of Oikodrom and pioneer in integrated sustainability research (she contributed, together with Richard S. Levine, the formulating of Aalborg Charta: European cities and towns towards sustainability, 1994). She is the scientific co-ordinator of the Vienna Westbahnhof, SUCCESS and HAMMAM projects. Heidi Dumreicher built up an extensive network of research scientists from numerous disciplines and countries. Together with Bettina Kolb, she contributes to establishing a social theory on sustainability and the upcoming knowledge society. She has undertaken numerous fact finding tours and studies worldwide - China, India, Islamic countries, sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America (Guatemala, Mexico, Brasil) and brings an experience with scientific journalism (Editor for scientific programmes Austrian national Radio) into her scientific work.
She conducted sustainability negotiation processes between experts and dwellers in national and international projects (at district level in Vienna 15th district, 70 000 inhabitants, at village level in seven Chinese settlements, at urban neighbourhood level in six Mediterranean Islamic countries).
She has disseminated sustainability research information through various arts projects such as through the Cannes 2003 nominated film "In the Beginning was the Eye" (Bady Minck). She wrote numerous publications and conference papers in Europe, China and Islamic Mediterranean countries. At the Vienna University she lectures at the Institute of Sinology.
Research fields: theory of sustainability, interdisciplinary generating of knowledge, applied research, back casting, scenario making, relating theory to practice and vice versa.
German: mother tongue
French and Rumanian: excellent
English and Italian: very good
Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese: conversation
Since 1969 several translations from French, English, Rumania