Call for Expression of Interests Visiting Professorship 2013

City of Vienna Visiting Professorship for Urban Culture and Public Space 2013

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space (SKuOR) at the Faculty of Architecture and Planning of Vienna University of Technology, Austria, has recently launched a Call for Expressions of Interest regarding a short-term City of Vienna Visiting Professorship 2013 vacancy. In 2012, the City of Vienna Visiting Professorship for Urban Culture and Public Space deals with annual topic ’Urban culture, public space and knowledge – Education and difference’. The future City of Vienna Visiting Professor is ideally a luminary engaged with various aspects of the material production of public space. The central questions of the academic year 2013 (March 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014) are: To what extent do the changes in the shape of material public space point to paradigmatic cultural, social, and political changes in contemporary (urban) societies? Can an aesthetic inquiry serve as valuable starting point in social science based urban research? Therefore, interdisciplinary approaches to questions of urban design are strongly valued. Read more…