External Lecturers

  Katharina Höftberger
Engineer Spatial Planning, BA International Development

Claudia Auzinger

Engineer Spatial Planning, BSc. Landscape Architecture and Landscape Planning


Anamarija Batista


  Charis Christodoulou

Dip MA Arch, MA in Urban Design, PhD Arch


Wolfgang Gerlich

Engineer Landscape planning

“The public space is the ‘focal point’ of urban Life. Without publicness no city. Recent  trends like commercialization, festivalisation or observation challenge us to think public space as the spine of sustainable urban development.”


Jörg Hofstätter

Mag. Architecture

“The Computer game industry has become a some kind of a motivation-machine,  that people, that gamers can get into for hours and hours. This endurance for playful experience implies a very high potential, we just have to  interlace relevant inputs for knowledge transfer into the virtual worlds. This would broaden and support  the way of teaching, learning and doing research.”


Matina Kapsali

MSc in Global Urban Development and Planning, MA in Architecture

“Public space is the space of genuine democracy, the space of the encounter and the space of disagreement. Public space is the space of the constant challenging of our identities and the space of the disruption of the consensual ordering of everyday life through radical visibility.”


Szilvia Kovács



Philipp Krebs

Engineer Spatial Planning

“Action and design in terms of space and time presupposes the conceptual knowledge of space and individual position vis-à-vis space and time. Academic-theoretical acquisition as well as acquisition by means of games or experiments seems to be a suitable form for the development of one’s own capacity to act.”


Roland Krebs

Engineer Spatial Planning

Urban public space is in danger: Private interests, neoliberal tendencies and social segregation cause a threat to urban life, society and culture and exclude marginalized people more and more from public spaces. Therefore it’s up on us being creative in the production of urban public space for everybody.


Carina Lesky

Mag. phil.


Markus Maicher

MA Urban Studies, BA Sociology

“Since the city is a micro cosmos of different cultures and identities, public squares have to be open and hybrid spaces that reflect and embrace diversity. They should foster interaction rather than passivity, equality rather than hierarchy and civic orientation rather than commercial orientation.”


Monika Mokre

PhD Political science

“Physical public spaces are a key element of democratic publicness. On basis of the questions of how decision making with regards to public spaces works, how it is dealt with, what is permitted, what is prohibited, who is excluded democracy can be described.”


Levente Polyák

MA Urban Sociology

Flexibility, transformation and innovation are vital forces of the contemporary city. Public spaces, if they are cultivated by a great variety of activities, are primary engines of this force. For it is in public spaces that “the city goes soft: it awaits the imprint of an identity. For better or worse, it invites you to remake it, to consolidate I into a shape you can live in.” (Jonathan Raban: Soft City)


Lale Rodgarkia-Dara

“When it comes to literature and audio we are much closer to the subliminal text of our society. Literature and audio open up a new reception onto the vestiges of the accelerated world.“


Eva Schwab

Dipl.-Ing., Dr.

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Marlene Wagner


“I strongly believe in the responsibility of research and teaching to continuously negotiate and create space by exploring new partnerships and forms of engagement, to assist in the development of alternative strategies and networks.”


Stefanie Wuschitz

MMag. art.

“Using cell phones adolescents are networking and orienting themselves in the urban space, or exchange user-generated content, which comment public incidents in a playful way. Due to the participatory approach, mobile communication tools such as cell phones offer groups that are underrepresented within the media, free tools for individual expression in public space.”