Scientific Leadership Team

The Course is conceptualized and guided by a dynamic team with complementary competences:
Leonie Hodkevitch, author, cultural producer, expert to the European Commission and international lecturer in cultural management, and Peter Schweitzer, Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna with over 20 years of academic experience in North America.

Lecturers and Experts*

The interdisciplinary team of guest lecturers includes practitioners and scholars from the cultural field, anthropology, private business, architecture, University of Vienna, federal ministries, and TV and radio.

  • Andreas Stadler - Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs
  • Cay-Stefan Urbanek - Volkstheater Vienna
  • Dee Boyle-Clapp - University of Massachusetts 
  • Doug Borwick - Arts Engaged
  • Elisabeth Mayerhofer - City of Vienna
  • fordewind architecture - Urban & Community Engagement 
  • Leonie Hodkevitch - ClearlyCulture, European Union
  • Matthew Hill - Hill Networks, Crown Awardee
  • Monika Herzig - Indiana University Bloomington
  • Natascha Mirkovic - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
  • Peter Schweitzer - University of Vienna


  • Andre Gingrich - Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Dominique Damian Avril - Scribendo
  • Ersela Kripa - architect AGENCY, USA
  • Justyna Napiorkowska - Warshaw
  • Matti Bunzl - Wien Museum
  • Periklis Chatzinakos - Thessaloniki
  • Richard Schweitzer - WUK, brut
  • Zoran Eric - Museum Belgrade

*subject to change