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


Participation in research processes is the alliance between scientific and non scientific knowledge. That means participation is an involvement of an interested or concerned public on site, which we see crucial for a sustainability process, because sustainable development can not be ordered, it must be negotiated.


We from Oikodrom conceive participation as an empowerment process. Encouraging people especially within a sustainability process seeks for finding latent wishes and potentials of the participants and initiates and accompanies an empowerment process in which the participants themselves are the leading persons, because it is them who carry out their future perspectives. The research team gives support to enable the discovery of these potentials and helps for formulating the ideas and wishes. At that stage those are often half-baked and not yet ready for a public discourse. The research team tries to create an atmosphere where it is possible to articulate new and sometimes unusual thoughts and ideas. In addition the initiated process should contribute to a sensitisation for the topic sustainability und carry out questions for an integrative approach to the future images.


For the success of a participatory process it is also necessary to integrate the activating element of a face-to-face survey, meaning also data survey as important parts of a participatory process.
According to our definition, saying that sustainability is a local process with specific forms of appearances, each participation process has its own character. The public space as daily social environment, as place of encounter and discussion acts as the stage for participation.
Therefore activities in the public space are preferred within such projects. Oikodrom has carried out innovative methods in manifold participatory projects and events in Austria and abroad and further developed for different research settings. Also see transdisciplinarity.