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

Reumannplatz - Polytope Places in Vienna


In the research-series:
Viennese Topographies at the Beginning of the Third Millenium

Oikodrom 2007


Building upon concepts of spaces which have been little developed for urban research we will use a new word in our research project "polytopic spaces". It differs from existing approaches, as well as from "heterotropic spaces" from Michael Focault, as from "non-spaces" (non lieu) from Marc Augé. Connecting these approaches is the thought of seeing spaces not only as explicitly room-like, but also as social practice.

The project examines a public place with empirical methods of social research, ethnography and additionally the view of architecture and landscape design: The Reumannplatz in Vienna, Favoriten. We will observe structure and daily situations in social usage by different groups of peoples and their forms of gaining co-ownership (?).

The Reumannplatz appears to be torn apart in its function, concept and aesthetic. It consists of many sub-places which are all highly multifunctional. The sub-places themselves are the result of uneqal planning and variable phases of construction. From this follows a differing usage, creating social diversity.


Public space in the city looses its traded function, while at the same time, new forms of usage and co-ownership of these places are created by the inhabitants. Multifunctionality and new forms of gaining co-ownership are the major topics of the places of a changing city. By comprising existing space-studies, the project gives a detailed picture of the Reumannplatz as a polytopic place of Vienna.

Project team:
Stefan Arlanch, Nikolaus Hermann, Ilse Marschalek, Nicoletta Piersantelli, Sarah Zaussinger

Oikodrom The Vienna Intsitute of Urban Sustainability.
Heidi Dumreicher