Urban Strategies

Head: Univ.-Ass. Dipl.-Ing. Andrea Börner
Any spatial change in the built and natural environment has far-reaching consequences within an existing framework of mutual dependencies. Accordingly, architecture, urban design and related spatial descriptive and planning disciplines cannot be thought of without strategically questioning these reciprocal relationships. The Department addresses this inherently multidisciplinary thematic complex of local-global changes in their spatial, technological, economic, political, socio-cultural, ecological and aesthetic dimensions in the wide range of relevant scales.

Thereby artistic-scientific methods and corresponding knowledge production serve as a basis for teaching and research. In lectures and research seminars on the Theory of Living Spaces and Urban Strategies and Theory of the Landscape specific aspects are examined and put into relation with adjacent disciplines. The production of magazines, newspapers, narration and film provide the framework for textual and cartographic speculation for a critical reflection of temporal-spatial organization principles in order to examine their relevance in current social dynamics. In its own research, the Department engages in international and interdisciplinary projects on public space, urban ecosystems and new mapping technologies.

Current Research Projects: Active Public Space (APS), Co-financed by the European Union in the framework the Program Collaborative Europe.

3th floor
Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2
A-1010 Wien