stiftungsgastprofessur stadtkultur und öffentlicher raum



stiftungsgastprofessur stadtkultur und öffentlicher raum
Vienna University of Technology
Department of Spatial Planning
Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space
raum skuor
Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space
Der Arbeitsbereich für Stadtkultur und Öffentlicher Raum an der Fakultät für Architektur und Raumplanung der
TU Wien spürt Anknüpfungspunkte zwischen Stadtforschung und Stadtplanung, zwischen Praxis und Theorie
in der gelebten und geplaten Stadt auf. Mit Koryphäen und Expertinnen aus verschiedenen Disziplinen und
Kulturkreisen wird ergündet, wie öffentliche Räume als Vergesellschaftungsprozesse in der Stadt funktionieren.
Diese ‚sedimentieren‘ baulich und räumlich, etwa in Form gestalteter und geplanter Projekte, bei denen immer
stärker auch stadtkulturelle Aspekte diverser Akteure mit unterschiedlichsten Interessen zum Tragen kommen.
Im Hinblick auf die lebensweltlich orientierte internationale Stadtforschung verknüpfen wir verschiedene
Positionen an der Schnittstelle von Forschung, Planung und Architektur. Zwischen 2009 und 2017 besetzt die
TU Wien die Stiftungsgastprofessur, die von der Stadt Wien materiell gefördert wird, entsprechend thematischer
The Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space at the Faculty of Architecture and Planning at
Vienna University of Technology is dedicated to identify connecting characteristics between urban research,
urban design and urban planning, between practice and theory regarding the thematically combined fields
of the lived and planned city. In collaboration with luminaries and experts from different disciplines and
cultures, we try to explore how public spaces work as societal processes
in urban environments. They ‚sediment‘ as constructed or built spaces,
Urban culture, public space, and...
for instance taking the shape of designed or constructed projects, in
the Future: Urban Equity + the Global Agenda
which cultural aspects are increasingly imbedded by diverse players with
the Present: Urban Solidarity + European Crisis
a manifold spectrum of interests. SKuOR connects different positions in
the Past: Urban Peace + National Welfare
the field of lifewordly oriented international Urban Studies. Between
2009 and 2017 Vienna University of Technology annualy employs the
Ways of living: Everday Life + Insights
City of Vienna Visiting Professorship (materially supported by the City
Knowledge: Education + Difference
of Vienna) according to the annual themes.
2012 Resources: Aesthetics + Materiality
2011 Markets: Economy + Innovation
2010 State: Politics + Planning
2009 Civil Society: Culture + Conflict
For further information please visit our homepage or get in touch with our team! or write to [email protected]
Ass. Prof. Dr. Sabine Knierbein | SKuOR Assistant Professor | [email protected] | +43 1 58801 280020
DI MSc. Tihomir Viderman | SKuOR University Assistant | [email protected] | +43 1 58801 280022
Angelika Gabauer, B.A. | SKuOR Study Assistant | [email protected] | +43 1 58801 280023
Valentina Kofler, B.A. | SKuOR Teaching Assistant | [email protected] | +43 1 58801 280023
Dr. Nikolai Roskamm | SKuOR Visiting Professor 2015 | TU Berlin | [email protected]
Stiftugsgastprofessur 2015 City of Vienna Visiting
Professorship 2015
Dr. Nikolai Roskamm (TU Berlin)
Lehr- und Forschungsaktivitäten an der TU Wien:
Modul 11, Thesis Seminar, Exkursionen, Betreuung
Diplom- und Masterarbeiten Teaching and research
activities at Vienna UT: Module 11, thesis seminar,
Excursions, Supervision Diploma- and Masterthesises
Publikationen Publications
Knierbein Sabine and Tornaghi Chiara (2015): Public
Space and Relational Perspectives. New Challenges
for Architecture and Planning, NY/ London. Routledge.
Madanipour Ali, Knierbein Sabine, Degros Aglaée
(2014): Public Space and the Challenges of Urban
Transformation in Europe, NY/ London. Routledge.
Forschung Research
WTZ Research Cooperation Austria-Croatia (01/2014
- 12/2015): „Everyday public spaces and emerging
cultural practices in Vienna and Zagreb. Policy
trends and tendencies between local and global
Akademisches Netzwerken in Europa Academic
Networking in Europe: AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures
*Photo Credit: Lesezeichen Salbke Library (June 2009) Karo*Architekten
urban culture and public space
For approaching public space and urban culture in planning and
architecture, it is advisable to take on a history of ideas concerning
some of the discipline‘s crucial concepts. One of these concepts is
the concept of welfare, which is strongly connected to the invention
of modern urban planning. Urban planning as an institution with
its own narratives, organizations, laws, techniques and discourses
(and as a distinct form of knowledge, too) arises in the second half
of 19th Century. On the brink, the concept of the welfare state
emerges. As one might say, the result of thinking-the-welfare-state
is the reality of modern urban planning. From that point of view
the object of welfare is the bridge to analyzing the urban planning
past – understanding the one is helpful (or even necessary) for
understanding the other.
While seeking to grasp the positionality of current urban planners,
designers, and researchers, the basic idea is to enhance as well
a historic understanding of wider processes of the production of
space in the city, before a planner starts to create a plan, or an
architect makes his first sketch on paper (Stadtproduktion).
public life
- towards a politics of care: bodies. place. matter.
The module consists of three courses, which in combination cover
theoretical approaches to study public life in the city, as well as
methodologies for researching public space and practice-oriented
This course relates to the PhD symposium (see right column).
Referring to the topics of the conference, this course aims to
thematize the complexities of public life and a new politics of care
and concern situated in the commonalities, connectivities, and
nuanced spatialities between bodies, place, and matter.
The aim of this exercise unit is to offer to international master
students insight on how an interdisciplinary conference is
prepared, realized and documented. Conference organization
is a skill more and more requested in job advertisements both
in planning and design practice (offices), in NGOs as well as in
academia and science. At the same time, conferences can be
considered as a temporary embodied space. Few courses however
tackle ‘conference organization’ or conferences as social space as
a skill or theme that future architects and planners should learn
during their studies, thus the Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban
Culture and Public Space seeks to bridge this gap by offering all
interested students to get involved in a real conference exercise
of international and interdisciplinary and yet open character.
A politics of care needs to be situated between bodies, place and
matter. These come together both as elements of public and
political life in cities and as as the subjects of research, knowledge
production, and scientific inquiry.
This conference aims to take up the complexities of public life and
a new politics of care and concern situated in the commonalities,
connectivities, and nuanced spatialities between bodies, place,
and matter. Three panels “Bodies. Place. Matter” examine
public life and the spatialisations of care and concern from the
perspectives of urban, design and cultural disciplines. A common
politics of care addresses the entanglement of infrastructures,
resources, and affects, alignments, contradictions, and conflicts,
labour, work, and pleasure, distribution and access, local sitespecificity and a globalized production of space. If public space
is indeed a critical part of public life or
the embodied geographies of the public
sphere, then we need to rethink its inherent
potentials between everyday life practices
and the production and critical reflection of
scientific insights/knowing.
Register via TISS course
Register via TISS course
Registration until April 12th, 2015 ([email protected])
VO 280.392 Strategies and intervention of the production of space
UE 280.393 Paths and tools of the production of space
SE 280.394 Concepts and critique of the production of space
Sabine Knierbein, Tihomir Viderman:
UE 280.405 Fokus: Planungs- und Raumtheorie: Towards a politics
of care. Bodies. Place. Matter
Organized by: Prof. Elke Krasny (Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna),
Ass. Prof. Sabine Knierbein (TU Wien/Vienna UT), and Prof. Rob
Shields (University of Alberta, Canada)