Research Networks

In accordance with individual and collective research interests, we enter into project-based research collaborations at the local, national, European and international levels. Visiting professors, associate professors, visiting scholars and students either initiate or fully develop projects within our Centre.

By working with partners who share an interest in our approaches, while pursuing their own path, we are able to provide a unique and collaborative experience.

As we engage in this transdisciplinary and intercultural dialogue, we discover common challenges that connect practice and theory.

Research-based and Community-oriented Forms of Teaching

We emphasize research-based and community-oriented forms of teaching. To this end, we have invited international faculty to join us at the Centre through our established networks, as well as the Erasmus Teaching Mobility Exchanges program. Thus, we have been able to collaborate with colleagues in Ankara, Istanbul, Naples, Paris, Rome, Stockholm, Thessaloniki and Zagreb.

The following research projects and collaborations exemplify successful third-party funding acquisition.


Research Projects

Further Professional Communities

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space has established a reliable and resilient academic network over the course of the 9-year visiting professorship program.

Indeed, we are a founding member of the AESOP Thematic Group on Public Spaces and Urban Cultures. Apart from that, we are members of the scientific networks EURA, ESA and INURA.

We realize the substantive exchange on urban problems and spatial issues with socio-political impetus through networking efforts on various levels.

Furthermore, we engage in cross-cultural and cross-thematic knowledge transfer in order to establish learning alliances in Vienna. In this context, we operate as a local stakeholder in the Social Polis Network at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Between Academia and Urban Society

We engage in local panel discussions, open debates and various workshops. Additionally, our work involves networking between academia and urban society, and between planning and policy.

As advocates for stronger networking in the canon of subjects of public space and urban culture, we see ourselves at the interface between urban studies, urban design and urban planning.

Last but not least, we collaborate with academic institutions in Europe (and beyond), actors and institutions from the three social spheres of state, market and civil society.

Since our expertise is limited to specific topics, we are happy to provide interested parties with inspiring contacts at the TU Wien and in the city (upon request). Please contact us!