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

Seven Theses on Urban Quality: Public Space as Living Space


Heidi Dumreicher and Bettina Kolb


By formulating the ,Seven Theses on Town and City Quality' Oikodrom claims to introduce new perspectives into scientific discourse on sustainability. The seven theses are the result of extensive empiric work at the interface of space and socio-economic research - a result achieved by the method of objective hermeneutics.


The way in which public and private space is used, organized and furnished expresses societal coherence as well as individual meaningfulness. The organization, reformulation and the shaping of public space is understood as an expression of the influence and interaction of individuals and societal groups. The physical organisation of public space is understood as the counter-form of the life that is lead in that space. Both factors reciprocally influence one another in an iterative process and in a mutual relationship.


Thesis 1: Future
Sustainability research deals with the perspective of future ways of life and considers "to protect and to maintain" as basic values.


Thesis 2: Causality
Sustainability research has a larger view than the cause-effect-theorem of natural sciences and sets the context of a more complex notion of reality based understanding.


Thesis 3: Idyllic Nature, Demiurgical Man
The concept of nature as whole is an underlying concept in sustainability research as well as the concept of "man as a creating individual".


Thesis 4: Spaces of Possibilities ("Möglichkeitsräume")
Sustainability research is based on the idea that man/woman disposes of spaces of possibilities for his or her actions; but it tends to overestimate and overrate the possibilities of decision making by the singular individual and underestimates the societal context and the constraints of value systems, of culture and politics.


Thesis 5: Localisation ("Verortung")
Sustainability is related to place and space and shows conflicts of usage by the example of common living places.


Thesis 6: Complexity
The integrative approach of sustainability research creates a compatible research methodology: interdisciplinarity, transdisciplinarity and thereby team research.


Thesis 7: New Research Questions
Sustainability research takes up new research fields: this research reveals latent aspects that have not yet been fully explored and are therefore a challenge for science.

The study "From Information to Knowledge" was carried out by Oikodrom as part of the research programme "Sustainable development of Austrian landscapes and regions" which is a cooperative initiative of the Austrian federal government, the state governments and several municipalities, initiated and coordinated by the Federal Ministry of Science. ALR works out the scientific basis for a sustainable development of the Austrian landscape and regions and manages fields of research from biodiversity and quality of life, to genesis and transformation of (cultural) landscapes and rural development.
Bibliography: Dumreicher, Heidi (Hg.): Von der Information zum Wissen, Die Forschungslandschaft der Nachhaltigkeit aus bibliometrischer und hermeneutischer Sicht, Das Beispiel österreichischer Kulturlandschaftsforschung, Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur, Wien 2005, ISBN 3-85224-228,9