120.095 Lectures for Future II
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, VO, 2.0h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • LectureTube course
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to analyse the complexity of the current Climate Crisis, its impact on environment and society, and possible soloutions through a wide variety of view angles.The students will gather expertise and learn concepts from a wide variety of disciplines, including natural sciences, technology, (socio-)economics, behavioural sciences, the arts, and many more.

Subject of course

The course "Lectures for Future" is a varied mosaic of lectures addressing the ecological and societal challenges of the current climate crisis. The aim of the course is to view the climate crisis from a wide range of disciplines. "Lectures for future" are supported by the Scientists4Future (https://www.scientists4future.org/) movement.

In the summer term 2023 13 Austrian universities (BOKU, TU Wien, VetMed, Die Angewandte, WU Wien, FH BFI Wien, FH Krems, JKU Linz, FH Kufstein, Uni Wien, Uni Klagenfurt, Montanuni Leoben, MDL) organise this lecture series. In total, over 80 different lectures are offered, each university offering a unique programme. The course "Lectures for Future II" at TU Wien covers 16 lectures given by external experts and podium discussion.


Teaching methods

Lectures, discussion, video

Mode of examination


Additional information


Maximilian Muhr (BOKU, Die Angewandte) - From Bowling Alone to Sweating Together: social capital and urban heat stress

Ulrich Brand (Uni Wien) - A main cause of the climate crisis: the imperial mode of living


Milena Bister (Universität Wien) - Climate Change Knowledge Pre-Enacted: Anthropological Explorations of a Future Climate Court of Audit



Laura Bergs - Sustainable innovations with the help of biomimicry: Nature as a teacher

Andreas Fazekas (Inter-American Development Bank / European Commission) - Climate change - theory, policy and practice


Doris Österreicher (BOKU) - Sustainable Urban design - the influence of passive and active urban planning measures on energy and resource efficiency

Hans Schnitzer (StadtLABOR Graz & TU Graz) - The energy transition will take place in cities and regions – or it will fail



Stephan Klinger (WU Wien) - Regulate me! ‐ Ethics through data transparency

Martina Berrocal & Nadine Thielemann (WU Wien) - From Green Deal to grim deal – Public campaigning between corporate spin and nationalism



Günter Langergraber (BOKU) - Is achieving SDG6 "Clean water and sanitation" a problem in Austria?

Helga Kromp-Kolb (BOKU) - Is achieving SDG 13 (*) an ecological or a societal problem?

(*) Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts



Johannes Tintner-Olifiers (denkstatt GmbH) - Humus and compost sequester carbon – a valuable contribution

Ulli Gelbmann (Universität Graz) - Plastic is not evil – just our ways of dealing with it are



Magdalena Wicher & Shauna Stack (Institute for Advanced Studies) - Participatory methods – borrowing them from elsewhere or adapting them to anywhere?





Course dates

Mon17:00 - 19:0013.03.2023 - 12.06.2023EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT Lectures for future
Mon17:00 - 19:3022.05.2023 Zoom-Meeting: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/2559351517?pwd=bHZzMC9YK1VGVjYyazJxeTRGZFI1Zz09; Meeting-ID: 255 935 1517; Passwort: 0ON5QEJohannes Tintner-Olifiers & Ulli Gelbmann
Lectures for Future II - Single appointments
Mon13.03.202317:00 - 19:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT Ulrich Brand & Maximilian Muhr
Mon20.03.202317:00 - 19:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT Milena Bister & Stephan Klinger
Mon27.03.202317:00 - 19:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT Laura Bergs & TBD
Mon17.04.202317:00 - 19:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT Doris Österreicher & Hans Schnitzer
Mon24.04.202317:00 - 19:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT Kerstin Schütze & Martina Berrocal & Nadine Thielemann
Mon15.05.202317:00 - 19:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT Günter Langergraber & Helga Kromp-Kolb
Mon22.05.202317:00 - 19:30 Zoom-Meeting: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/2559351517?pwd=bHZzMC9YK1VGVjYyazJxeTRGZFI1Zz09; Meeting-ID: 255 935 1517; Passwort: 0ON5QEJohannes Tintner-Olifiers & Ulli Gelbmann
Mon05.06.202317:00 - 19:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT Magdalena Wicher & Shauna Stack & TBD
Mon12.06.202317:00 - 19:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT TBD

Examination modalities

Compulsary attendance, active participation in discussions and written reflections

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
24.01.2023 00:00 13.03.2023 20:00


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