AESOP Thematic Groups Fika

Following the Swedish tradition of the fika*, we warmly invite colleagues and especially students of the Faculty of Architecture and Planning to engage in dialogue with coordinators of different Thematic Groups (TGs) of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP). Through this series of virtual get-togethers we would like to show the broad spectrum of AESOP communities and introduce different research traditions in planning, and beyond, and to discuss together new perspectives and current challenges.

This event is organised by Angelika Gabauer, Olivia Kafka and Sabine Knierbein and hosted by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space. It takes place in the context of the AESOP Heads of Schools Meeting Vienna 2021 and the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Spatial Planning study program.

Date: Thursdays, quarterly, 13:00–14:30 CET

Online via zoom (see link in invitation below)

For participation please register via email to

*Fika is a concept, a state of mind, an attitude in Swedish culture, that refers to taking time for friends and colleagues over a cup of coffee, tea or a small snack. Source:



Programme (pdf):

14.01.2021, 13:00–14:30 CET

AESOP Thematic Group for Planning Education

Invited guests (coordinator and co-coordinator): Dr. Andrea Frank and Dr. Artur Rosa da Pires (confirmed)

The session was recorded and can be accessed here: Video Documentation


01.07.2021, 13:00–14:30 CET

AESOP Thematic Group for Planning and Complexity

Invited guest (coordinator): Dr. Ward Rauws


14.10.2021, 13:00–14:30 CET

AESOP Thematic Group for Public Spaces and Urban Cultures

Invited guests (coordinators): Ass.Prof. Dr. Christine Mady, Dr. Stefania Ragozino, DI Tihomir Viderman MSc


02.12.2021, 13:00–14:30 CET

AESOP Thematic Group for Planning/Conflict 

Invited guest (coordinator): Prof. Dr. Enrico Gualini