Thesis Supervision

Supervision of Doctoral Theses 
Supervision of Master and Diploma Theses
Supervision Bachelor Theses


Supervision of Doctoral Theses

Primary supervision
ongoing theses
since 2020 Laura SOBRAL (architecture) Can cooperation policies be transferred?  Studying transnational knowledge circulation through the BIP/ZIP case. (working title)
since 2019 Angelika GABAUER (urban studies, political theory) Revisiting the Just City: Understanding Urban Everyday Realities of Elderly People. (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)
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)

Supervision of Master and Diploma Theses

Primary supervision
ongoing theses
2020 Judith Maria Willnauer (business administration) Exclusion in Linz’ central space:  mechanisms of exclusion of homeless people in public space (working title; external: Johann Kepler University Linz, Austria)
2020 Katharina Höftberger (planning) Urban Development in UNESCO World Heritage Cities. The implementation of the ‘Historic Urban Landscape Recommendation’ in Khiva, Uzbekistan.
2020 Felix Leininger (planning) 5 years Radentscheid movement in Germany – a critical analysis.
2020 Joel Aaron Hernstadt (planning) Superblocks as a base for public-public partnerships
2020 Yannick Everad (planning) Counterpublics in the public space by the example of “Grandmas against the Far Right”.
2020 Rafael Essl (architecture) From Googlopolis to Googlefication. The conflict between the uprising of the Tech-Corporations of Silicon Valley and local resident´s interests of San Francisco and the Bay Area. (working title)
2020 Theresa König (planning) The right to the city for Venezuelan forced migrants in Bogotá. (working title)
2020 Martina Soi Gunelas (architecture) Pazaria| Agoras of Waste – the Case of Eleonas Wastepickers’ Markets in Athens. (working title)
2020 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. (working title)
2020 Karoline Plášková (architecture) Urban Commons and the Production of Space in Contemporary Cuba. (working title)
2020 Alexander Hauff (planning) The impact of city development on historic areas on their local perception. (working title)
completed theses
2020 Ileana Ion (architecture) – AROUND THE BLOCK – ‘ÎN JURUL BLOCULUI’. The transformation of value in neighbourhood public space in a post-socialist city
2019 Elisabeth Arnold (planning) The rationalities of social housing construction in Santiago del Estero, Argentina.
2019 Michael Masching (planning) The Play-Element of City-Making – A Cultural Perspective on Participation.
2019 Michael Kerschbaumer (planning) Die umstrittene Planung öffentlicher Räume. Das Fallbeispiel Kings Cross, London. (in German)
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)
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) – – global.image. On the role of planning between local, art-based processes of adding value and global urban image production. (in German)


Second Member of Evaluation Committe or Chair of Thesis Commission

completed theses
2018 Helena Götsch (planning) Policy Learning in the Context of Sustainable Urban Mobility. An analysis of international study tours on sustainable urban mobility and their contribution to organizational learning and policy change.
2018 Manuel Oberaufner (planning) Spatial Planning 2.0. How new media impact upon processes and organization of spatial planning. (in German)
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.

Supervision of Bachelor Theses

Primary supervision
completed theses
2020 Emma Gisinger (planning) Von Smart zu Reponsive. Chancen und Risiken in der Stadtentwicklung durch einen digital-partizipativen Planungsansatz am Beispiel von Wien.