Teaching

Sabine Knierbein

Coordination of Courses since 2009
Teaching Activities since 2006
Thesis supervision since 2009  

Coordination of Courses (Curricula: Spatial Planning, Architecture)

S 2017 PhD Thesis Seminar: Doing Urban Studies 3 ECTS, 1 course (seminar (SE)), in cooperation with Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
S 2017 Master Module: Urban Culture and Public Space. Exploring Urban Futures(s): Urban Equity 12 ECTS, 3 courses (lecture (LE), SE, exercise (EXE))
W 2016/17 Master Studio-Project: Solidarity and the Making of Lived Heritage: Networks, Places and Practices 12 ECTS, 1 course (project (PRO)), in cooperation with Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
W 2016/17 PhD/Master Thesis Seminar: Urban Studies Revisited 4 ECTS, 1 course (SE)
S 2016 Master Module: Urban Culture and Public Space. Exploring Urban Present(s) 12 ECTS, 3 courses (LE, SE, EXE)
W 2015/16 PhD/Master Thesis Seminar: Contemporary Planning Theory 4 ECTS, 1 course (SE)
W 2015/16 Master Studio-Project: Displaced. Refugees and the City. (Im)Possibilities of Urban Planning, 12 ECTS, 1 course (PRO)
S 2015 Master module: Urban culture and public space. Exploring the past(s). 12 ECTS, 3 courses (LE, SE, EXE)
W 2014/15 PhD/Master thesis seminar: Urban studies revisited. 3 ECTS, 1 course (SE), in cooperation with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
W 2014/15 Master module: Urban culture, public space. Counter planning from the grassroots. 12 ECTS, 3 courses (LE, SE, EXE), in cooperation with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
S 2014 International Special Course: WWTF Summer School Designing Places of Emancipation? Action, Participation, Research. 6 ECTS, 2 courses (SE, EXE)
S 2014 Master module: Urban culture and public space: New public spaces of concern. 12 ECTS, 3 courses (LE, SE, EXE)
W 2013/14 PhD/Master thesis seminar: International urban studies revisited 3 ECTS, 1 course (SE)
W 2013/14 Bachelor module: Introduction to urban studies – My place. Their place. Our place. 6 ECTS, 1 course (PRO)
S 2012 Master module: Urban culture, public space and resources. Aesthetics and materiality: The materialities of the invisible city 13 ECTS, 5 courses (LE, lecture exercise (LE-EXE), SE, EXE)
W 2010/11 PhD/Master thesis seminar: Contemporary urban theory 3,5 ECTS, 1 course (SE)
W 2010/11 Master project – Economic interests in public spaces and urban culture in Vienna and Budapest – Local corporate responsibility and social innovation? 14 ECTS, 2 courses (PRO)
S 2011 Master module: Urban culture, public space and markets: Economy and innovation 13 ECTS, 5 courses (LE, LE-EXE, SE, EXE)
W 2010/11 Master project  – Behind the scenes. How do places come into being? Vienna Main Station and Aspern Lake City Mega Projects 14 ECTS, 3 courses (design studio (DES), PRO)
W 2010/11 PhD/Master thesis seminar: International urban studies 3,5 ECTS, 1 course (SE)
S 2010 Master module – Urban culture, public space and the state: Politics and planning 13 ECTS, 5 courses (LE, LE-EXE, SE, EXE)
W 2009/10 Master project – The ORF Story. 13 ECTS, 5 courses (LE, LE-EXE, SE, EXE)
W 2009/10 International Special Course: European September Academy 3,5 ECTS, 1 course (seminar)
S 2009 Master module – Urban culture, public space and the civil society. Culture and conflict 13 ECTS, 5 courses (LE, LE-EXE, SE, EXE)

  Teaching Activities since 2006 (Bachelor, Master- and PhD studies, Curricula: Spatial Planning, Architecture, Urban Studies, Art and Design, Open Space Planning)

10|2017 – 02|2018 Contemporary Urban Design Theory
(Englisch, 4 ECTS, Knierbein/Wall), PhD/Master, SE, FAR, TUW.
10|2017 – 02|2018 Lost in ‘Transdanubia’ – Translating the global agenda through local urban action
(Englisch, 12 ECTS, Knierbein/Kränzle/Wagner/Wall), Master Projekt (PRO), FAR, TUW.
03|2017 – 06|2017 Strategies and Intervention of the Production of Space. (English, 4 ECTS, Knierbein/Wall), Master, Lecture (LE), Faculty of Architecture and Planning (FAP), TU Wien (TUW).
03|2017 – 06|2017 Concepts and Critique of the Production of Space (English, 4 ECTS, Knierbein/Wall), Master, Seminar (SE), FAP, TUW.
03|2017 – 06|2017 Doing Urban Studies, (English, 3 ECTS, Knierbein/Christodoulou), PhD, SE, FAP, TUW.
03|2017 – 06|2017 Social Space and Diversity: Urban Routines, Temporalities and Contestations – Mapping a conference (English, 4 ECTS, Kränzle/Knierbein/Kapsali), Bachelor/Master, Exercise (Exe), FAP, TUW.
10|2016 – 02|2017 Solidarity and the Making of Lived Heritage: Networks, Places & Practices (English, 12 ECTS, Frank/Knierbein), Master, Studio (STU), FAP, TUW, in cooperation with Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
10|2016 Erasmus Teaching Exchange: Lived Heritage and Spatial Solidarity in Greek cities (English, 2 ECTS, Athanassiou/Christodoulou/ Knierbein/Viderman), PhD/Master, SE, FAP, TUW, in cooperation with Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
03|2016 – 06|2016 Contemporary Urban Theory (English, 4 ECTS, Knierbein/Schwab), PhD/Master, SE, FAP, TUW.
03|2016 – 06|2016 Social Inequalities and New Urban (Im)Mobilities. (English, 4 ECTS, Frank/Knierbein), Master, SE, FAP, TUW.
03|2016 – 06|2016 The European City. A Conceptual Framework in Crisis (English, 4 ECTS, Frank/Knierbein), Master, LE, FAP, TUW.
03|2016 – 06|2016 Social Inequalities and New Urban (Im)Mobilities. (English, 4 ECTS, Frank/Knierbein), Master, SE, FAP, TUW.
03|2016 – 06|2016 The European City. A Conceptual Framework in Crisis (English, 4 ECTS, Frank/Knierbein), Master, LE, FAP, TUW.
10|2015 Brussels Masterclass on Social Space and Diversity. (English, 4 ECTS, Knierbein/Kränzle), Master, LE, FAP, TUW, in cooperation with Aglaée Degros, Guest Professor at Vrije Universität Brussels, Belgium.
10|2015 – 02|2016 Refugees and the City. (Im)Possibilities of Urban Planning (English, 12 ECTS, Knierbein/Kränzle/Roskamm/Sirbegovic), Master, STU, FAP, TUW.
10|2015 – 02|2016 Contemporary Planning Theory. (English, 2 SWS, Knierbein/Roskamm), PhD/Master, SE, FAP, TUW.
10|2015 – 02|2016 Exploring Urban Past(s). Strategies and Intervention of the Production of Space (English, 2 SWS, Knierbein/Roskamm), Master, LE, FAP, TUW.
03|2015 – 06|2015 Towards a politics of care. Bodies. Place. Matter (Fokus: ?Planungs- und Raumtheorie) (English, 4 ECTS, Knierbein/Viderman), exercise, master, faculty for architecture and planning (AR), TU Wien.
03|2015 – 06|2015 Urban culture and public space – Strategies and interventions of space production (English, 4 ECTS, Knierbein/Roskamm), lecture, master, faculty AR, TU Wien.
03|2015 – 06|2015 Urban culture and public space – Concepts and critique of space production (English, 4 ECTS, Knierbein/Roskamm), seminar, master, faculty AR, TU Wien.
10|2014 – 02|2015 Thesis Seminar. Urban studies revisited. (English, 3 ECTS, Knierbein/ Krasny/ Semlitsch), seminar, master/PhD, faculty AR, TU Wien, cooperation with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
10|2014 – 02|2015 Urban culture and public space – Strategies and interventions of space production (English, 4 ECTS, Knierbein/Schwab/Viderman), lecture, master, faculty AR, TU Wien.
10|2014 – 02|2015 Urban culture and public space – Concepts and critique of space production (English, 4 ECTS, Knierbein/ Krasny/ Viderman), excursion “Urbanismo Afectico”, master, faculty AR, TU Wien, cooperation with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
10|2014 Erasmus teaching exchange: Urban Studies Revisited – Taking public space epistemology seriously (English, Knierbein/ Palumbo/ Viderman), PhD/Master, cooperation with the Laboratoire Architecture Anthropologie, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris la Villette. Paris, France.
10|2014 Karlsplatz Vienna revisited – Everyday tourism and policy innovation (English, 2,5 ECTS, Harather/Knierbein/ Paese/ Tomaselli), impromptu design, master , faculty AR, in cooperation with the Urban Design Institute and the Institute of Art and Design, TU Wien.
08 & 09|2014 Designing places of emancipation? (Focus: Spatial research, methods, and models) (English, 2 ECTS, Knierbein/Semlitsch/Viderman), exercise, master, International Special Course (Summer School), in cooperation with the Department of Local Spatial Planning, Faculty AR, TU Wien.
08 & 09|2014 Designing places of emancipation? (Focus: Social Space and Diversity) (English, 4 ECTS, Knierbein/Semlitsch/Viderman), seminar, master, International Special Course (Summer School), in cooperation with the Department of Local Spatial Planning, Faculty AR, TU Wien.
03|2014 – 06|2014 Urban culture and public space – Concepts and critique of space production (English, 4 ECTS, Knierbein/Krasny/ Shields), seminar, master, faculty AR, TU Wien.
03|2014 – 06|2014 Urban culture and public space – Strategies and interventions of space production (English, 4 ECTS, Knierbein/Shields), lecture, master, faculty AR, TU Wien.
10|2013 – 01|2012 Thesis Seminar. International Urban Studies Revisited (English, 3 ECTS, Hou/Knierbein), master/PhD, seminar, faculty AR, TU Wien.
10|2013 – 01|2014 Urban culture and public space – An introduction to urban studies (English, 6 ECTS, Hou/Knierbein/ Rodgarkia-Dara/ Viderman), project, bachelor, faculty AR, TU Wien.
03|2012 – 06|2012 Urban culture and public space – Concepts and critique of space production (English, 3 ECTS, Kaika/ Knierbein), seminar, master, faculty AR, TU Wien.
03|2012 – 06|2012 Urban culture and public space – Strategies and interventions of space production (English, 2,5 ECTS, Kaika/Knierbein), lecture, master, faculty AR, TU Wien.
03|2012 – 06|2012 Urban culture and public space – Strategies and interventions of space production (English, 2,5 ECTS, Kaika/Knierbein), lecture-exercise, master, faculty AR, TU Wien.
03|2012 – 06|2012 Urban culture and public space – Concepts and critique of space production (English, 3 ECTS, Kaika/Knierbein), seminar, master, faculty AR, TU Wien.
10|2011 – 01|2012 Economic interests in public spaces and urban culture in Vienna and Budapest – Local corporate responsibility and social innovation? (English, 14 ECTS, Dobberstein/ Knierbein/ Watson), project, master, in cooperation with the Departments of Finance and Infrastructure and Urban and Regional Research, Faculty AR, TU Wien. Vienna, Austria and Budapest, Hungary.
10|2011 – 01|2012 Thesis seminar. Contemporary urban theory (English, 2,5 ECTS, Knierbein/ Watson), master/PhD, seminar, faculty AR, TU Wien.
03|2011 – 06|2011 Theories of public space I – Actors, institutions and spatial dimensions (English, 2,5 ECTS, Knierbein), lecture, faculty AR, TU Wien.
09|2010 – 01|2011 Behind the scenes – How do places come into being? (English, 7 ECTS, Degros/ Madanipour/ Knierbein) Study project and special module,  Master, in cooperation with the Institute of Urban Design, Landscape Architecture and Design, the Department of Sociology and the Department of Urban and Regional Research, Faculty AR, TU Wien.
09|2010 – 01|2011 Thesis Seminar. International urban studies: Urban culture and public space (English, 3,5 ECTS, Degros/Madanipour/Knierbein), master/PhD, seminar, faculty AR, TU Wien.
03|2010 – 06|2010 Introduction to public space theories – Actors, institutions and spatial dimensions (English, 2,5 ECTS, Knierbein), lecture, master, faculty AR, TU Wien.
10|2009 – 01|2010 Project – The ORF Story. Spatial transformation, transplantation or reincarnation? (English, 7 ECTS, Sieverts/ Knierbein/ Krebs/ Tornaghi), project, master, faculty AR, TU Wien.
10|2009 – 01|2010 Urban development and renewal (English, 2,5 ECTS, Giffinger/ Haindl/ Knierbein/ Riedl), lectura, master, faculty AR, TU Wien.
10|2009 – 01|2010 City branding and civil society – A controversial relationship? (Fokus: Kulturvergleichende Architekturbetrachtung) (English, 2,5 ECTS, Banerjee/ Knierbein/ Rieger-Jandl), seminar, master, faculty AR, TU Wien.
10|2009 – 01|2010 The city as workshop – Actors, institutions and urban development: Media and the city in Berlin and Cologne (English, 2 ECTS, Knierbein/ Krebs), excursion, master, faculty AR, TU Wien. Berlin and Cologne, Germany.
10|2009 – 01|2010 Innovation in spatial planning and spatial research (English, 2,5 SWS, Knierbein/ Krebs/ Sieverts/ Tornaghi), exercise, master, faculty AR, TU Wien.
10|2009 – 01|2010 Spatial implications of social change (English, 2,5 ECTS, Knierbein/ Sieverts/ Tornaghi) seminar, master, faculty AR, TU Wien.
09|2009 International Special Course: Urban culture and public space (English, 3,5 ECTS, Hofstätter/ Gerlich/ Knierbein/ Scheuvens/ Wuschitz), seminar, master, faculty, AR, TU Wien.
03|2009 – 06|2009 Theories of Public Space I – Actors, Institutions, Spatial Dimensions (German, 2,5 ECTS, Knierbein) lecture, master, faculty AR, TU Wien.
03|2009 – 06|2009 Creative Processes in Spatial Research and Spatial Planning (German, 2,5 ECTS, Dangschat/Knierbein/Krebs/Scheuvens), exercise, master, cooperation with the Center of Local Planning and the Center of Sociology, faculty AR, TU Wien.
02|2009 Art and Culture as Catalysts of Urban Development in Munich and Linz (Focus: Social-scientific aspects of spatial planning) (German, 2,0 ECTS, Frey/Knierbein/Sternath), excursion, master, faculty AR, TU Wien. Munich (DE) and Linz (AT), cooperation with the Center of Sociology.
09|2008 – 01|2009 Information. Communication. Attention! Exploring contemporary fields of urban research in Berlin (English, 3 ECTS, Knierbein), Postgraduate Seminar, Institute for European Urban Studies, Faculty of Architecture, Bauhaus University Weimar. Weimar (Germany).
09|2006 – 11|2006 The post-industrial city: Urban governance and strategic areas (Spanish, 2 SWS – equivalent to 3 ECTS, Knierbein/ Tomadoni), Postgraduate seminar, Department of Geography,  Faculty of Humanities and Educational Sciences, Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP), La Plata, Argentina.
09|2006 – 11|2006 Urban strategies in a post-industrial context (Spanish, 2 SWS – equivalent to 3 ECTS, Knierbein/ Tomadoni), Graduate seminar, Department of Geography, Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities, National University of Córdoba. Argentina.
04|2006 – 07|2006 Politics and public space in Berlin (English, 7 ECTS, Knierbein/ Welch Guerra), Graduate seminar, Master program Public Art and New Artistic Strategies, Faculty of Design, Bauhaus University Weimar. Weimar and Berlin (Germany).
2002 – 2003 Student employment as a tutor to assist with teaching (German, Müggenburg/Thierer/Knierbein/Sondermann), Subject: Open space planning I, Faculty of Landscape Architecutre and Agrarian Sciences Hochschule Osnabrück. Osnabrück, Germany.

  Thesis supervision since 2016 (PhD)

Primary supervision
ongoing theses
since 2019 Laura SOBRAL (architecture) Can cooperation policies be transferred?  Studying transnational knowledge circulation through the BIP/ZIP case (working title)
since 2019 Burcu ATES (architecture) Bodies of Political Space or Bodies as Space of Politics: Challenges of Public(ness) for Women in Turkey
since 2018 Predrag MILIC (architecture, urban studies) The Self-Provided City: On the importance of informal processes for the re-conceptualisation of the idea of public good on the urban periphery (working title)
since 2017 Magdalena AUGUSTIN (art history, architecture) Architectural Heritage and Collectivism. Historical Buildings and the Production of Alternative Culture in German-speaking Countries from 1960 until today (working title)
since 2016 Elina KRÄNZLE (planning)– Public Space between Essentialism and Cosmopolitanism in the City of Crisis: The phenomenon of transnational nationalism (working title)
since 2016 Tihomir VIDERMAN (planning) Appropriating places of concern: Engaged critical practices in Vienna’s social democracy (working title)
Co-supervision
ongoing theses
since 2016 Xenia KOPF (cultural studies) “The city as performative space. Cultural Praxis in Urban Transitory Spaces” (science and arts). PhD Studies The Arts and Their Public Impact, University of Salzburg and Mozarteum, Austria (working title)
since 2016 Maria Virginia PIÑERO (landscape architecture) “Proyectar con el Paisaje. Propuesta de una herramienta metodológica de valoración del paisaje como base para el ordenamiento territorial del Área Metropolitana Córdoba.” Facultad de Architectura, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina (working title)

  Thesis supervision since 2009 (Masters, Diploma)

Primary supervision
ongoing theses
2019 Bernadette Dannerer Schima (planning) Citizens’ self-organisation in the light of renovations of municipally owned housing in Alby, Sweden and social justice in relation to financing renovations
2019 Martina Soi Gunelas (architecture) Pazaria| Agoras of Waste – the Case of Eleonas Wastepickers’ Markets in Athens
2019 Elisabeth Arnold (planning) (Mass-) production of space. Urban expansion in Argentina by the example of Santiago del Estero.
2019 Karoline Plášková (architecture) Urban Commons and the Production of Space in Contemporary Cuba
2019 Alexander Hauff (planning) The impact of city development on historic areas on their local perception.
2019 Michael Kerschbaumer (planning) The Influencing Factors for the increasing privatisation of public space and its consequences refering to the example of London. A Suggestion for urban development in Vienna.
2019 Michael Masching (planning) Gameful Design in urban planning (working title)
2019 Ileana Ion (architecture) – PLAY-GROUNDS EVERYWHERE. Case study Timisoraa Rumania (in German, working title)
completed theses
2019 Bernhard Gugg (planning) Municipal Housing Policies for Newcomers in Greece – A Multi-Level Perspective on Thessaloniki’s REACT Program
2019 Rainhard Süss (planning) Everyday life practise and cultural symbolism: The culture of Viennese fast food kiosks.(in German, working title)
2018 Dominik Linder (planning) Urban Soundscapes and how to map them
2018 Lena Junger (planning) Contested. Public. Shared.
Peacelines and Public Space in Belfast
2018 Vanessa Sodl (planning) Spatial planners at work. Body, affect and space. (in German)
2017 Elena Mitrenova (architecture) Urban resilience. The Power of Knowledge in urban Policy-Making Processes (in German)
2017 Andrea Stickler (planning) Political Equity in communicative planning processes. The emancipatory limits of participation. Case Study Donaufeld Wien (in German)
2017 Gerlinde Mückstein (planning) To what extent is Smart City Vienna political? The political in urban development planning. The case of the Framing Programme Smart City Vienna. (Austria)
2016 Karolina Petz (architecture) Activities of informal economy and its spatial dimensions. Inside ‘urbanized villages’ of Shenzhen (China)
2016 Lisa Müller (architecture) Public Space at Shanghai’s Waterfront (China)
2015 Bianca Kornatowski (planning) – Space as a consumer good? Area recycling in Bremen, Leipzig, and Nuremburg compared (in German)
2015 Jörg Wimmer (architecture) – The production of inclusive spaces of consumption. Solidarity-in-use as a new category of the master plan and test designs using the example of a development area in Vienna-Favoriten (in German)
2015 Joscha Virtauer (architecture) – Playful architecture in public space. Processes of change in relational structures with reference to low-threshold methods of design (in German).
2014 Eren Ergin (planning) – Social Housing in Turkey and TOKI Settlements.
2014 Julia Wildeis (architecture) –  Common Space “Novi Beograd ‘s Local Communities: between Conception and Everyday Life”.
2013 Katrin Hopfgartner (International Development Studies, University of Vienna) – The right to public space? Informal trade in the context of urbanistic interventions: the example of Quito (in German).
2013 Johanna Aigner (planning) –  A Grätzel as signifier of a Viennese microcosm: relations between local economic practices and the strategic construction of added meaning.
2012 Nicole Ringer (planning) – Between cultural expression and the representation of power: Street names in Vienna, their influence on the production of public space, and their meaning for gender issues (in German).
2011 Ulrike Bronner and Clarissa Reikersdorfer (architecture) –  URBAN NOMADS. Building Shanghai: Migrant Workers and the Construction Process, awarded the ArchDiploma Award 2013 in the category of Best Theoretical Work as well as the Social Impact Award Vienna 2011.
2010 Felicitas Wettstein (architecture)  Between imagined, lived, and built reality. The potential of public spaces in the periphery of Paris in terms of a violence-free community (in German).
2009 Johannes Suitner (planning) – local.art – global.image. On the role of planning between local, art-based processes of adding value and global urban image production (in German).
Co-Supervision
ongoing theses
2017 Anna-Stephanie Sucher (architecture) Transformation of urban public space in Tokyo, Japan (working title)
completed theses
2017 Daniela Fessl (spatial planning) How strains build the city.  (in German)
2017 Zita Peter (architecture) Fit in the City. Open Space in Vienna in sportive transition (in German).
2017 Astrid Krisch (planning) City. Power. Culture. An Analysis of hegemonic cultural policy and arts funding in strategic urban planning in Vienna. (in German).
2017 Christoph Huber (planning) Urban sports at the interface of public provision and self-organization of sports grounds. (in German).
2016 Andrea Lagger (planning) On the role of religios institutions in spatial planning. Impact of churches and religious communities on urban planning in Vienna (in German)
2016 Andrea Stickler (sociology, University of Vienna) Social Sustainability in Housing. An attempt to measure social qualities in housing using the capability approach (in German).
2015 Mehmet Sahin Okay (planning) Participatory democracy and citizen participation. New Ways of Governing the City in Diyarbakir/Amed (in German).
2014 Elis Mehmed (landscape architecture) – Urban gardens as a means of preserving urban open spaces: ‘A Productive Public Park in Yedikule’ Case study: Threats to Bostans in Yedikule Mahallesi, Istanbul
2014 Daniel Glaser (spatial planning) – Urban Spaces – New Blocks for Vienna (in German).
2013 Esther Gyarfas (architecture) – Gambling. Urban space. Cityscape. Interdisciplinary approaches and possibilities for spatial confrontation (in German).
2011 Svenja Jäger (urban studies, Bauhaus Uni Weimar) – Neighborhood Branding Amsterdam.
Chair of Evaluation Commission
completed theses
2018 Manuel Oberaufner (Spatial Planning) – Raumplanung 2.0: Wie neue Medien auf Prozess und Organisation in der Raumplanung wirken