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Oikodrom, The Vienna Institute for Urban Sustainability/Austria


Creating mental and physical spaces where change can come about

Oikodrom is a private research institute founded in 1994. It generates future images and strategies for human settlements in countries all over the world - from Europe to China and to the Mediterranean Islamic countries - under a concept of strong sustainability.
The emerging future scenarios contribute to the creation of systemic knowledge as well as to the participatory implementation of sustainability processes. The team has a vast experience in working at the interface of science and art.

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Heidi Dumreicher

Main SPACES Coordinator

Founding director of Oikodrom, linguist and pioneer in integrated sustainability research. Main interests: Social theory on sustainability, architecture/built environment, interface art&science. Regional Expertise: Eastern Europe, China, Mediterranen Countries.



Ina Ivanceanu

Project Manager and Documentary Film Maker

Being trained in African Studies and Gender Studies, she works as documentary film director, cultural worker and project manager, based in Vienna.
What connects her work is her interest in the intersections of art, culture and civil society, with a strong focus on participation and empowerment. The scope of her work ranges from holding participatory video workshops for women and young people in Chinese villages, to creating community art festivals in Vienna and developing and managing international projects with focus on social science, cultural heritage, arts and civil society.


Trailer „Every Seventh Person“ by Elke Groen&Ina Ivanceanu
Information Documentary Film "Bunica" by Elke Groen&Ina Ivanceanu


Ruth Eiselsberg

Controller, systemic consultant and coach.

She is an experienced manager of finances, personnel and operations of small and medium sized Non Profit Organisations. She designs and manages processes of organizational development and development of projects and workgroups as well as their implementation, performance and evaluation. She has been designing and facilitating seminars, training courses, meetings and workshops on subjects as self organized learning, project organization and management, diversity management and communication skills and brings in her experiences as a lawyer, instructor of legal sessions and social counsellor.



Caroline Tagesen

Project assistant

She holds a degree in social and cultural anthropology and literature studies.
Her main interests are focused in culture, arts, social issues and empowerment strategies.