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


Sustainable Public Areas for Culture in Eastern Countries
ENPI / Cris Contract 2011/256804


The project SPACES – Sustainable Public Areas for Culture in Eastern Countries –promotes artistic and cultural action in public space and the recuperation of public spaces for art, culture and urban dwellers.


Homepage: www.spacesproject.net



SPACES project was implemented to curate and carry out participatory art events in public spaces in Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. Processes of networking, social research and policy debates accompany the in situ events. Core questions: How can the art and cultural actors in these countries find new audiences and new places for artistic expression? How can art and culture NGOs develop a better standing in negotiations with governmental agencies? What are desirable processes of change?


A better understanding of public spaces in post communist cities, a stronger lobby for the independent scenes, and new concepts for cultural governance in the region: these are some of the SPACES results.
Key target groups: Artists, cultural workers, civil society groups (especially youth and marginalised groups), experts including architects specialized on public space and urban fabric, researchers and students (cultural policy, urban studies, contemporary art), local authorities (city councils etc), governmental art institutions (national museums, theatres etc), policy makers, decision makers.



Project Coordinator:

OIKODROM – the Vienna Institute for Urban Sustainability
Dr. Heidi Dumreicher, heidi.dumreicher@oikodrom.org

Countries of action:
Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine

6 Project Partners:

Loose Associations/Croatia
Minotaurus Film/Luxemburg

Duration: 3 years (2011-2014)

Start: December 1st 2011

Key Words: Capacity Building in the Cultural Field, Art and Culture in Public Space, Cultural Policy debate, Inlcusion (urban youth, other disadvantaged groups), Public Space for Civil Society/Democratisation
Grant: European Commission: Investing in People and Eastern Partnership Culture Programme


SPACES Activity clusters
- The SPACES Caravan: At a rhythm of 6 months SPACES hosted a caravan, each time at another partner country, combining theoretical debate, practical in situ arts events and participatory approaches. The in situ art events in public space served as testing fields.
- Mapping: Arts and culture maps of selected neighbourhoods or particular spaces in the towns that could be interesting for art and culture events (underground passages, vacant industrial spaces, temporarily abandoned buildings or spaces etc).
- Social research: qualitative social research accompanied the SPACES arts events
- Virtual spaces/ pool of knowledge/ good practice documentation: The virtual space including a WebTV documents artistic activities in public space. In the region, it served as an “exchange academy” and communicated results and experiences from SPACES to other artistic groups and individuals.
- School of missing studies: Workshops and trainings for the art and culture scene in the countries of action.
- SPACES artist in residence programmes in Chisinau, Yerevan, Tbilsi and Kyiv, focused on the potential of public space for art
- Documentary Film “SPACES”: this documentary film closed the gap regarding arts, culture and pioneering action in the region.


The SPACES partnership

SPACES partners in the region are local NGOs/CSOs operating in the art and culture field. Their experiences ranged from mapping of public spaces and holding artist in residence programmes (Oberliht/Moldova) to recuperating unusual spaces for art and culture events (GeoAIR/Georgia) to creating virtual spaces (utopiana.am, Armenia), and developing educational programmes on arts and social processes (FCCA Ukraine).
The partner from Croatia / Slobodne Veze focused on cultural policy and advocacy; and cultural management.
The coordinator Oikodrom is specialised on the social appropriation of public urban space in theory and practice and has coordinated large intercultural cooperation projects in China, Syria, Morocco etc.



This project is funded by the European Union through the Eastern Partnership Culture Programm.
This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

SPACES Co-funders