280.A17 Developing Perspectives – a Future Dialog in the Northern Waldviertel Region Canceled
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to present complex contents in a comprehensible and appealing way and to conduct a future dialogue with experts. Students learn how to work and research on content, how to structure an event and how to communicate knowledge. The course is a practical exercise involving representatives of municipalities, experts, practitioners, politicians, teachers, associations and initiatives.

Developing perspectives means rediscovering the existing, making recommendations for action and clarifying planning issues. A change of perspective, rethinking and reflecting is an important characteristic for planners in the area with the aim of retelling the future story of the Waldviertel.

Subject of course

The topics include border areas between Czechia and Austria, metamorphoses along the border, edges and transitions, wine and landscape, settlement structures, changes in art and culture, Jewish Weinviertel and Waldviertel, culture and buildings of the Sommerfrische, reuse strategies for empty buildings and new forms of living in the countryside.

Please note: The core week will take place between October 14, 2022 and October 19, 2022 on site in Drosendorf. Afterwards, there will be further supervision meetings to be arranged individually. The future dialog is scheduled for February.

Teaching methods

The course is held in cooperation with the project landuni Drosendorf. It involves the organisation and implementation of an event concept ("future dialogue" with experts and residents).  

  • On-site research, focused interviews with local and regional actors
  • Analysis and identification of possibilities for intervention via text, graphics and plan – elaborated as a perspective
  • Storytelling: retelling the future story of the Waldviertel
  • Testing methods of knowledge transfer in municipalities
  • Developing event formats (setting up a future dialogue)
  • Interdisciplinary exchange with other courses, especially with the "Project 2" on spatial development planning
  • Exchange with the Art University Linz and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna

Mode of examination


Additional information

The course is aimed at students from the Master's programme and advanced Bachelor's students. Co-registrations from other universities are welcome.



Examination modalities

  • Documentation of the results as posters
  • Preparation of plans and sketches
  • Specialist article
  • Initiation of the future dialog and preparation of inputs
  • Concept for the participation of different actors involved in the dialogue
  • Participation in the final presentation
  • Transfer of the results for future lectures

The elaboration of text, graphics and plan has to be done according to recognized scientific standards (clean short and long citation, gender-sensitive language).

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
08.07.2022 09:00 01.10.2022 23:55 01.10.2022 23:55


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning Not specified
066 440 Spatial Planning Not specified


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Recommendation: Prior knowledge of rural topics and/or personal connection to the region, independent questioning and reflection required.

Accompanying courses


  • Attendance Required!