Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space (SKuOR)

Profile

Why do traditional planning instruments often fail to strengthen public spaces as social spaces? What exactly is “public” about public spaces and how can culture in cities contribute to stimulating processes of social exchange and social confrontation? Read more…

Programme

Financed by funds endowed by the City of Vienna since 2008, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space contributes to the teaching and research activities of TU Wien. It achieves this by establishing and strengthening academic networks at the European level as well as intensifying the dialogue between the municipal administration and Vienna’s universities. Read more…

Structure

As part of the Faculty for Architecture and Planning, the Interdisciplinary Centre has been established as a new horizontal institution featuring a dialogical structure. Its aim is to discover existing potentials in fields such as urban culture and public space as well as to connect and pool their content in a synergetic manner within the framework of the given teaching and research focus. Read more…

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