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

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.

Language Skills
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